Derry Township School District A Community Cultivating an Extraordinary Learning Environment

Psychological Services

Psychological Services

 

Overview
Derry Township’s school psychologists and masters/doctoral level school psychology interns help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with administrators, educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school.
 

Derry Township’s school psychologists and masters/doctoral level school psychology interns work to find the best solution for each student and situation and use varied strategies to address student needs and to improve school and district-wide support systems. The school psychologists and masters/doctoral level school psychology interns work with students individually and in groups. They also develop programs to train teachers and parents regarding effective teaching and learning strategies, effective techniques to manage behavior at home and in the classroom, and working with students with disabilities or with special talents. Through participation in the Hershey Intervention and Prevention Program (HIP), issues concerning the abuse of drugs and other substances, and preventing and managing crises are also addressed.

Derry Township’s school psychologists
and masters/doctoral level school psychology interns are active participants on various teams in each building, including, Data Teams, Intervention Planning Teams, Intervention Teams, Student Assistance Teams (HIP), assist with the development of Transition Plans and 504/Chapter 15 Service Agreements, and regularly participate in regular and special education programs. They oversee the District’s DIBELS/AIMSWeb/Performance Tracker programs and RTI/3 Tier Process for assessment and intervention which assists in determining whether students are acquiring skills and responding to the core curriculum and/or specialized interventions.

Contact Information:

Dr. David J. Lillenstein, NCSP
Director of Psychological Services

30 E. Granada Avenue
PO Box 898
Hershey, PA 17033

dlillenstein@hershey.k12.pa.us

Phone    717-534-2501 x5436
Fax        717-520-5912

Psychological Services Secretary:

Dawn Waggoner
717-534-2501 x5427
 
Grade contacts:

Grades K-1 (ECC)
 
Amanda B. Peters, M.S., NCSP
School Psychologist/Learning Facilitator
apeters@hershey.k12.pa.us
717-531-2211 x6127
 
Grades 2-3 & 6-8
 
Dr. Jason A. Pedersen, NCSP
School Psychologist
jpedersen@hershey.k12.pa.us
717-531-2277 x5405


Grades 4-5, 9-12


Dr. David J. Lillenstein, NCSP
Director of Psychological Services
dlillenstein@hershey.k12.pa.us
 717-534-2501 x5436

Masters/Doctoral Level Interns:

Tim Hall, M.Ed. 
(Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
717-531-2277  x5423

 
Sarah Cayless-Patches, M.Ed.
(Lehigh University)
scaylesspatches@hershey.k12.pa.us
717-531-2277 x5423
 
Mary Rose, M.S.
(Millersville University)
717-531-2277 x5423
 
 
 
 

Helpful Links:

Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania


National Association of School Psychologists
www.nasponline.org

BIG IDEAS in Reading http://reading.uoregon.edu

DIBELS Website http://dibels.uoregon.edu/
 
Florida Center for Reading Research
www.fcrr.org

PVAAS
 
Performance Tracker
 
Keystones/CDTs
 
EasyCBM