What is a School Psychologist?

From the National Association of School Psychologists...

    "School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community."

    School Psychologists help to:
  • Improve academic achievement
  • Promote positive behavior and mental health
  • Support diverse learners
  • Create safe, positive school climates
  • Strengthen family-school partnerships              

Meet Your School Psychologist

Lauren Bennett, Ed.S., NCSP
Lauren is excited to be joining the CSE family as the full-time School Psychologist this year. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia and completed her graduate training through the Child, Family and School Psychology program at the University of Denver. Throughout her training program, Lauren completed several field experiences at the elementary, middle and high school levels within Cherry Creek Schools and Denver Public Schools. Lauren is passionate about providing equity for all students based on individual strengths and needs. Her practice involves a strengths-based approach and embraces family-school partnership. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, swimming, quality time with her family and traveling.