FWSU is pleased to announce that Jessica Castine has joined our district as our new School Psychologist.
Jessica Castine is a licensed School Psychologist that has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, post-secondary education, mental health agencies, and clinical facilities. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh. She earned a Master’s Degree and Certificate of Advanced Studies in School Psychology from the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh.
Jessica has a strong knowledge and extensive experience working with childhood/adolescent disabilities, as well as counseling, psychological assessments, and behavioral programming. She has worked with a variety of individuals with disabilities/disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries, etc. Jessica’s professional experiences include working at Chittenden East Supervisory Union, Howard Center, and the Neuropsychology Clinic at Plattsburgh State University. She will use her extensive knowledge to help students succeed.
Jessica will coordinate and utilize resources to expand the continuum of specialized instruction and intervention and increase the capacity to meet the needs of all students while reducing contracted evaluation services. She will conduct evaluations for special education purposes along with proactively focusing on behavioral needs across the district. She will provide Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) training to support the creation and implementation of behavior plans. She will also collect data on the use of 1:1 supports to ensure that students are receiving the most effective services possible.
We are excited to have Jessica join the FWSU team! Her expertise will enhance our capacity to support the needs of all learners.