Lynn Hartley recognized as California Outstanding School Psychologist

EUREKA-Eureka City Schools' psychologist Lynn Hartley will be honored professionally for her dedication and 30-years of service to children and families

EUREKA-Eureka City Schools' psychologist Lynn Hartley will be honored professionally for her dedication and 30-years of service to children and families. Hartley will be recognized by the California School Psychologists Association (CSPA) at their annual meeting on March 7 in Costa Mesa. Hartley was selected as Outstanding School Psychologist of the Year from CSPA's region one, which stretches along the North Coast from Marin to Del Norte County.

According to Lee Ann Lanning, director of special education, Hartley "coordinates full counseling and special education services at Lafayette Elementary, manages a schoolwide conflict management program, oversees the school's Primary Intervention Program and Healthy Play program, and supervises a number of Humboldt State psychology students. Hartley also attends graduate classes to stay abreast of current changes in school psychology practices."

It was during her tenure at Jefferson Elementary, that Hartley was instrumental in developing the Healthy Start grant for ECS. She helped to transform a Victorian home next to the school into the Jefferson House, a Head Start program. "Lynn has been that tireless worker who recognized that the basic needs of family had to be met before the parents could effectively meet their children's needs," stated Russ Shaddix, retired assistant superintendent of special services.

"She always finds a way to take care of the families in our school community," noted Lafayette principal Jim Sanders. "This year alone, Lynn coordinated our Adopt-A-Family program and helped 69 families at Thanksgiving and Christmas."

Peggy Kirkpatrick, retired Lafayette resource teacher, mentioned "In a profession with many dedicated individuals, Lynn Hartley remains exceptional in her limitless expenditure of time, talent, and boundless energy to get the job done."

For more information contact Sheldon J. Reber at 441-2416.