Office Hours:8:30 to 3:30
As per district policy, the email is for students only. No other emails will be responded to. If you need to contact the Psychologist, please call the school office to arrange an appointment.
The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics defines a school psychologist as follows:
School psychologists work with students in early childhood and elementary and secondary schools. They collaborate with teachers, parents, and school personnel to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students. School psychologists address student's learning and behavioral problems, suggest improvements to classroom management strategies or parenting techniques, and evaluate students suspected of having disabilities to help determine the best way to educate them.
They improve teaching, learning, and socialization strategies based on their understanding of the psychology of learning environments. They also may evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs, prevention programs, behavior management procedures, and other services provided in the school setting.
Dr. Craig Morison is the school psychologist for grades kindergarten through four. His office is located on the second floor of the Francis X. Hegarty School. He is a member of the Island Park Committee on Special Education as well as Committee on Preschool Special Education. He has been appointed by the Island Park Board of Education as alternate Chairperson of the Committee on Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education. In addition to his responsibilities within Hegarty, he serves as in-district case manager for grades K thorough 4 resident students of Island Park who receive special education services in programs outside of the Island Park District, where such programs have been recommended by the district's Committee on Special Education.