California Association of School Psychologists



 

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  • in reply to: Evaluating your school's progress in implementing MTSS #18043

    Catherine Ogden
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    Susan, I am not seeing the rubric.. this may be user error. Could you let me know how to locate it. Thanks!

  • in reply to: Unionizing #18042

    Catherine Ogden
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    Are teachers are at-will employees and not unionized. While teachers tend to more readily have unions.. what about us?  I know there is much discussion for the school psychologist to have their own union. But how does one do that when, specifically at charters, there are 2-3 of us (if we are lucky.)  I wonder if it is more difficult for charter employees to unionize due to the small number of personnel. Some prefer no unions due to the size of their schools and that fact that it can change the flexibility some charter schools offer to their employees along with the added expense of dues.

     

    At your charter (formally mine as well) what is the reasoning behind wanting to unionize?

  • in reply to: Why Charter? #17415

    Catherine Ogden
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    I love working for a charter! I get to think outside of the box constantly and I get to be a change agent. Which is one of the reasons I choose this profession. I have worked in almost all types of schools now and while there are for sure disadvantages to a Charter ( lack of PDs, typically only a few other psychs, no district placement and programs etc,) I LOVE that I get to create programs and do all the training’s and really have to use what I learned to defend and educate those around me on special ed, polices etc. Sometimes I even help create those policies, procedures and handbooks!!

  • in reply to: It's a calling #17539

    Catherine Ogden
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    Thanks, Lily! How do you work within in that unknown? How do you work with students when you may not know their own or families beliefs? Do you ever discuss this with your students?

  • in reply to: It's a calling #17412

    Catherine Ogden
    Participant

    That’s great! I am glad that you haven’t lost the calling! I love hearing that even though you are confronted with situations that are challenging you keep trying to improve. So inspirational! Plus I know you do so much for your calling. Sometimes I wonder if with the more that we do, does that help us connect to that calling, or can it have the opposite effect and can we loose it among everything else we are navigating.

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