Comprehensive School Psychology Program

  • Caregivers & Students We Want to Hear From You!

    Have you and/or your child worked with the school psychologist at your school? If so, we appreciate your feedback on this experience by completing a brief survey linked below and/or sharing your experience directly with any staff at your school.

  • NASP Practice Model

    What is the program? 

    • Five-year, $5.5 Million dollar Federal School-Based Mental Health grant. Within the 5 year grant period, it provides a full-time school psychologist to schools designated as Title I at the time of the grant award. 
    • School year 2023/24 Grant schools include: Boise-Eliot/Humboldt, Cesar Chavez, Lent, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Faubion, Grout, James John, & Woodmere.
    • Supervision of school psychologist intern or practicum students.

Program Vision & Mission

  • PPS Comprehensive School Psychologist Vision: All Portland Public School (PPS) students are provided equitable access to a culturally responsive and socially just education that prepares them to be compassionate critical thinkers, able to collaborate and solve problems, be prepared to achieve their goals, and lead a more socially just world.

    PPS Comprehensive School Psychologist Mission: Portland Public Schools (PPS) comprehensive school psychologists’ mission is to center student and family strengths and voice, especially the voices of Black, Indigenous, People Of Color, and Multilingual students and families, to model collaboration and compassion through relationship building with staff, students, and families and to ensure that ALL students have equitable access to realize the graduate portrait. School psychologists collaborate with school teams to achieve this mission through enhancing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) implementation in their school including:

For Additional Support, Contact:

Kristin Irwin
School Psychologist on Special Assignment
Elaine Hidalgo
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student Services School Psychologist
Cynthia Velásquez
Program Administrator
    • Providing direct services to students and families to amplify student and family voice, strengths, and partnerships
    • Supporting Teachers/staff and school communities (consultation & collaboration)
    • Participating in MTSS Teams
    • Supporting school teams data-informed decision making to facilitate equitable practices and outcomes
  • Click here for our newsletter that provides an overview of the program and the 22-23 End of Year Report.




    Top Five Services Provided: 

    During the 22-23 school year, comprehensive school psychologists provided 8,293 Tier II & III MTSS services, 87.5% of these services were provided to students from historically underserved populations 

    • Check-in, Check-out
    • SEL Tier II Group
    • Individual Counseling
    • Attendance Support/Family Student Outreach
    • Tier III Foundational Math


    What are the Key Program Outcomes? 

    • Increase MTSS fidelity including Tiered Foundational Reading Instruction & Assessment
    • Reduce Disproportionate Special Education Identification
    • Reduce Disproportionate Discipline

NASP Practice Model and Domains

  • Academic Interventions and Instructional Supports

  • Consultation and Collaboration

  • Data-Based Decision Making

  • Equitable Practices for Diverse Student Populations

  • Family, School, and Community Collaboration

  • Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practice

  • Mental and Behavioral Health Services and Interventions

  • Research and Evidence-Based Practice

  • School-Wide Practices to Promote Learning

  • Services to Promote Safe and Supportive Schools