WS44: Working Effectively With Principals on School Change Projects Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Thursday, February 23

  • 4:30–7:30 p.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: II
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

School psychologists are considered experts in effective instructional and behavioral practices, data-based decision making, program evaluation, consultation, and collaboration. Knowledge and experience in these areas make them ideal candidates to work alongside school administrators to improve the learning environment for all students, and to create effective, school- and district-wide multitier services. This workshop assumes the participant is knowledgeable in RTI and is looking for strategies to effectively collaborate with administrators (grades K–6) to improve school-wide instructional and behavioral practices. Basic tenets underlying effective school change will be reviewed, and participants will learn specific steps and strategies for working collaboratively with school administrators.

Speaker(s): Michelle M. Shinn, PhD, NCSP, Lake Forest School District, Lake Forest, IL

Michelle M. Shinn, PhD, NCSP, Lake Forest School District, Lake Forest, IL, Michelle M. Shinn, PhD, NCSP, is a principal and executive director of student services in Lake Forest, IL. She is the principal for two elementary schools and supervises the district psychologists, social workers, and reading specialists. She has more than 17 years' experience as a school psychologist, trainer, and administrator.