Welcome to the Newton Mental Health Team Website!

Rachael Baker, Psy. D.
School Psychologist

Hi! I am the full time School Psychologist here at Newton Middle School. This is my first year at Newton and I feel very lucky and am excited to be here! In my role, I work with students on difficulties related to academics, behavior, and their social-emotional functioning. I mostly work with students in special education and help in determining their eligibility for services, as well as their needs.

I live in Lone Tree with my husband and our 1 year old mutt, Lincoln. I was raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, but have lived in Colorado the past six years and couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. In my free time, I love to hike, cook, read, and spend time exploring this beautiful state. My office is located in the front office. I look forward to meeting you!

Susie Swingler, LCSW
Social Worker

Hi! I am the Social Worker here at Newton Middle School.  My role is essentially what most people think about a school counselor doing. I meet with students regarding academics, social, emotional, or any other reasons they need! I am here to support students, parents, and staff. This is my third year at Newton, and I love this school and community! I live with my husband Nick and our lovely dog Lucy. We also welcomed our first child, Theodore (Theo for short) last March! We live in Denver and life is pretty good!

Come visit me in my office (in the main office across from the nurse clinic) and we can chat! I hope everyone has a great school year. 

Christina Wu, Ed.S.
School Psychologist

Hi! I am the part-time School Psychologist at Newton Middle School.  This is my second year at Newton and in LPS.  Previously I worked in Douglas County School District and Jeffco Public Schools.  I am excited to be part of the LPS community and look forward to supporting the students, staff, and families at NMS.  My role is to provide assessment, consultation, and social-emotional support for Special Education students.  When possible, I also support the social-emotional needs of other students in the building as needed.

I live in Highlands Ranch with my husband and two young children, which keep me plenty busy.  When I do have free time, I love trying out new restaurants, traveling, and spending time in the mountains.

I look forward to meeting you and having a good year!