Comprehensive School Psychology Program

  • The Student Success Act funded a comprehensive school psychologist program added  0.4 additional school psychologist FTE  in all seven K-5 and K-8 CSI schools to provide preventative Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) services.

    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:

    • 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
  • Comprehensive SSA School Psychologist Manual

    This manual provides an orientation and overview of resources, documents, and contacts in Portland Public Schools for SSA school psychologists. 


    Note: This manual is best utilized in its electronic format. Some links will take you to websites and other links will take you to documents that can be printed.


For Additional Support, Contact:

Kristin Irwin
School Psychologist on Special Assignment
  • School Psychologist Connection

    School Psychologist Connection is the best way to stay up to date on the latest news for School Psychologists.

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  •  20-21 Comprehensive School Program Highlights: 

    During the 20-21 school year, comprehensive school psychologists provided 1,336 Tier II & III MTSS services95.7% of these services were provided to students from historically underserved populations 

    Top 5 services provided include: 

    • Consultation with staff or provider
    • Tier II Group Counseling
    • Tier III Individual Counseling
    • Parent Check-in
    • Tier II Intervention Coordination


    2021 End of Year Report

    The 2021 End of Year Report includes more detailed information about the comprehensive school psychologist program and program outcomes. 



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