School Psychology

     The Putnam County Educational Service Center's School Psychology Department serves the nine school districts in Putnam County, Ohio. Our team of school psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school multidisciplinary team, who work to support our students' ability to learn, and our teachers' ability to teach. They consult with school personnel, families, mental health professionals, and outside agencies to support and improve strategies for learning.

     When a student is referred for assessment through the IAT (Intervention Assistance Team) process, our school psychologists work with the individual student (grades preschool through 12th) to assess strengths and weaknesses, identify potential barriers to learning, and make recommendations for strategies to improve student progress and outcomes. Our school psychologists provide direct support and planning to the classrooms with school-based and home-based intervention strategies. They also work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies, and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services, while applying expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. Our team of 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.

School Psychology Staff

Beth Wolke
School Psychologist
419-523-5951 ext. 3017

Jan Powell
School Psychologist
419-523-5951 ext. 3018

Dan VonderEmbse
School Psychologist
419-523-5951 ext. 3019

Nikki Hartman
School Psychologist Administrative Assistant
419-523-5951 ext 3016

Amber Riepenhoff
Assistant to the School Psychology Department
419-523-5951 ext. 3041

Cassie Schroeder
Assistant to the School Psychology Department/Early Intervention Service Coordinator
419-523-5951 ext. 3040