• Psychological Services

Our Psychological Services Team

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Psychological Services

  • School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists 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. 

    The Paulding County School District currently employs 21 School Psychologists, and 6 school psychologist trainees.  A variety of support services may be available from those School Psychologists depending on individual staff members' professional skills, training, expertise, and experience.  Our School Psychologists all hold certification from the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. 

How School Psychologists Make A Difference

  • WHY DO CHILDREN NEED SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS?

  • WHAT DO SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS DO?

2023 ESPS Certificate of Excellence In Psychological Services

  • 2023 ESPS Certificate

Award Winning Psychology Department

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  • For further information, you may wish to contact your local school administrator or the Special Education and Student Services Coordinator:

    Samuel M. Sabaka, PhD

    770-443-8030

    ssabaka@paulding.k12.ga.us

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How To Contact A School Psychologist

  • Every school has access to the services of a school psychologist. Most school psychologists serve one or two schools so they may not be at your school every day. Most often, school psychologists can be reached by inquiring at the school directly or through email. 

    For more information or to inquire about our internship and training program, you may contact our Lead Psychologist, Dr. Michelle Bolling at mbolling@paulding.k12.ga.us .  You can also view our  Internship Framework 2023