District School Psychologists

Mr. Steven DeGroff, MA/CAs

Phone: 716-945-5142 Ext. 7100

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

School Psychologist/CSE/CPSE Chair/504 Chair Prospect Elementary

Mr. Steven DeGroff, MA/CAs

My name is Steven DeGroff, a school psychologist in the district since the 2013-14 school year.  I am originally from Allegany, NY, graduated from Allegany-Limestone CSD in 2004.  I went to Medaille College for undergraduate school, receiving my B.A. in Psychology in 2008.  While at Medaille I played soccer for the school all four years, and was fortunate to be a 4 year starter and participated in the Division III NCAA National Tournament in both 2005 and 2006. 

After graduation from Medaille, I immediately attended Alfred University for my M.A./C.A.S. in School Psychology from 2008-2010 (with an internship year at Randolph CSD for the 2010-2011 school year.  From there I was lucky to receive a job offer at a school in St. Johnsbury, Vermont where I worked for two years before the job opening and offer in Salamanca in 2013. 

I am entering my fifth year at Salamanca, during the 17-18 school year, and am excited to be a part of Prospect Elementary's school building and to see where we are headed as a district.  I look forward to helping our young students' at the beginning of their education, find a base of knowledge and core skills, as well as grow in their social emotional skills as well. 

I am currently attending graduate school for my administrative degree, looking to further my education and find new ways to help our students continue to grow.

I enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids, playing soccer, as well as coaching.  I coach the varsity boys' soccer program here at the school as well, which provides me the opportunity to work with a different population at the school. 

Mr. Christopher Myers

Phone: 716-945-2400 Ext. 4049

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

School Psychologist/CSE/CPSE Chair/504 Chair/High School Building

Mr. Christopher Myers

Christopher Myers is a school psychologist at the Jr/Sr High School.  He is a resident of Salamanca and alumnus of Salamanca High School, graduating in 2009.  He attended St. Bonaventure University for undergraduate school, receiving his B.A. in Psychology in 2014.  After his time at St. Bonaventure, he attended Alfred University to earn his M.A./C.A.S. in School Psychology from 2014-2016.

During the 2016-17 school year, Mr. Myers completed his internship at Salamanca CSD, and received and accepted a job offer in April of 2017.  He is truly excited to continue to work with the Jr./Sr. High School students as they prepare to explore their future in college, vocational school, military, or the workforce.  His goal is to ensure that our students have been provided with the most appropriate education to meet their personal goals and become successful in whichever area of life they desire.  In order to accomplish these goals, many students will need to develop additional academic and/or social-emotional skills to ensure that they become productive and healthy young-adults. 

Mr. Myers is also a member of the School Improvement Team, Response-to-Intervention Team, Jr/Sr High School 504 coordinator, and Itinerant A/V Coordinator for after-school productions. 

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Ms. Rachel Crawford

Phone: 716-945-5140 Ext. 5269

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

School Psychologist/CSE/CPSE Chair/504 Chair/ Seneca Intermediate

Ms. Rachel Crawford

Rachel joined Salamanca School District as a School Psychologist in July of 2017. 

Mrs. Crawford attended St. Bonaventure University and obtained a B.A. in psychology, and then went on to Alfred University where she earned her MA/CAS in School Psychology.  Prior to coming to Salamanca CSD, Mrs. Crawford worked at Channelview High School as a school psychologist in Houston, Texas.  After moving back to Western New York, Mrs. Crawford became employed by CA BOCES where she served as the school psychologist and CSE/CPSE/504 Chair at Friendship Central School for the past 6 years.

Mrs. Crawford resides in Olean, NY with her husband and two children.  In her free time she enjoys taking walks with her family, reading and baking.  Mrs. Crawford is looking forward to getting to know the families, students and staff that make up the wonderful Salamanca community

  • Salamanca City Central School District School Psychologists are dedicated to support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach. We apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. We partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.

     

    We demonstrate knowledge and skills in:

    Data collection and analysis
    Assessment
    Progress monitoring
    School-wide practices to promote learning
    Resilience and risk factors
    Consultation and collaboration
    Academic/learning interventions
    Mental health interventions
    Behavioral interventions
    Instructional support
    Prevention and intervention services
    Special education services
    Crisis preparedness, response, and recovery
    Family-school-community collaboration
    Diversity in development and learning
    Research and program evaluation
    Professional ethics, school law, and systems