School Psychologist

Picture of Heather NelsonHeather Nelson, Ed.S.
Director of Counseling Services
District School Psychologist

Contact Information:
During the school closure for distance learning,
the best way to contact me is via
email: 
hnelson@sau45.org
or phone (Google Voice) at (978) 378-0361
Direct
 line at MCS: (603) 476-4903
Direct line at MA/SAU45: (603) 476-4898

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Who are School Psychologists?
Who are 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.

All children and youth face problems from time to time related to learning, social relationships, making difficult decisions, or managing emotions such as feeling depressed, anxious, worried, or isolated. School psychologists help students, families, educators, and members of the community understand and resolve the various issues that students may face. They are a highly skilled and ready resource in the effort to ensure that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and in life.

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