Fall Planning Surveys
Parents, click on Surveys so your input can be included in school planning for the fall: https://www.waynecountyschools.org/fallplanningsurveys.aspx
 Encuestas de Planificación de Otoño
Padres, haga clic en Encuestas para que su aporte pueda incluirse en la planificación escolar para el otoño: https://www.waynecountyschools.org/fallplanningsurveys.aspx 

School Psychology Services

Wayne County Public Schools currently employs 9 full-time school psychologists, including one intern.  As school psychologists, we serve WCPS in a variety of roles which often differ based upon the needs of our individual schools.  Our most common roles and responsibilities include conducting evaluations to aid in determining eligibility for services from Exceptional Children Programs, consulting and collaborating with other school staff and parents regarding the well-being of students both behaviorally and academically, responding as part of the county's crisis response team, helping schools implement the educational initiative of Responsiveness to Instruction (http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/responsiveness/) among others.
This webpage has been developed to help provide information to both parents and other school personnel regarding disabilities and related resources.  Please feel free to look through the categories linked on the left side of the page to learn more.  For any questions, concerns, or comments on the materials provided, please contact [email protected] 
Wayne Middle/High Academy
Attn: EC Department
801 North Lionel Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
tel: (919) 705-6027
fax: (919) 736-5030

Meet the WCPS School Psychologists

Amanda Hessel
Amanda Bostian graduated with her BS in Psychology with a concentration in Human Services from Appalachian State University. She then earned her Masters in School Psychology from East Carolina University in 2010. She received her Certificate of Advanced Studies in School Psychology from East Carolina University in May, 2011.  Amanda currently serves Freemont, Northwest Elementary, and Greenwood Middle.

Kieran Foxx
Kieran earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Frostburg State University in 2010.  She worked in Wayne County as a School Psychologist Intern during the 2012-13 school year, and has continued working in Wayne County as a school psychologist having earned her Specialist in School Psychology degree from Western Carolina University in 2013.  Kieran serves Eastern Wayne Elementary, Eastern Wayne Middle, and Eastern Wayne High School.

Christopher Hamm
Chris Hamm earned a Bachelors of Science in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007, and then went on to earn his Specialist in School Psychology degree from Western Carolina University in May of 2010.  He began working full-time as an intern in Wayne County Public Schools while completing his last year of graduate school during the 09-10 school year.  Chris is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and serves Carver Heights Elementary, Dillard Middle School, and Tommy's Road Elementary.

Amy Ivey
Amy Ivey graduated with a BA in psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill.  She then earned her Masters and Certificate of Advanced Studies from East Carolina University for School Psychology.  She currently serves preschool children ranging in age from 2 and a half years up to 6 years of age.  Amy is certified in DIBELS trainings and has an Assistive Technology Assessment Certificate.

Lisa Nemeth
Lisa Nemeth is a Level II, School Psychologist for Wayne County Public Schools, in Goldsboro, North Carolina.  Lisa has served in this capacity for the past 14 years.  Lisa graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, with a Bachelors of Art Degree in Psychology, a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology, and an Advanced Certificate in School Psychology.  In addition, she has served as the lead psychologist since 2005, and has been a certified TBI evaluator for the past 8 years.  In 2008, Lisa was named as the North Carolina School Psychologist Practitioner of the Year.  She currently serves Grantham School, Goldsboro High School, Wayne School of Engineering, Wayne Early Middle College High, and School Street Elementary.

Monica Ruiz
Mrs. Monica Ruiz is a Level II School Psychologist for Wayne County Public Schools, where she has served in that capacity since August of 1996.  She graduated from East Carolina University in 1994, with a Bachelors degree in Psychology.  She earned her Masters degree and Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology from East Carolina University in 1997.  She has been a Licensed Psychological Associate since 1998.  Mrs. Ruiz is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who currently serves Charles B. Aycock High, Northeast Elementary, and Norwayne Middle.

Aimee Woodring
Email: [email protected]
Aimee Woodring has been a school psychologist for Wayne County Public Schools since August 2008. Aimee is originally from Pennsylvania where she graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology from Waynesburg University in 2004. She obtained her Master of Science degree from California University of Pennsylvania in 2006. She completed her school psychology track in 2008, also earning her Ed.S degree. She became a nationally certified school psychologist in November 2008.  Aimee serves Meadow Lane Elementary, School Street Elementary, and Wayne Middle/High Academ
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