Wes Pope, LSSP

Lamar County S.S.A.


Wes Pope, LSSP
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology #33708
Located at the Goodman Learning Center Room #7

Mailing address:

3201 Lewis Lane
Paris, TX 75460

Phone # 903.737.2031 ext. 5001
Fax # 903.669.0159

I received my Bachelor's degree from Southwest Texas State University 1993, Master's degree in School Counseling 2000, and Master's degree in School Psychology 2007 from Texas A&M-Commerce. Started with NLISD in 1993.

Who is a school psychologist….

School psychologists are mental health professionals who help children and youth overcome barriers to success in school, at home, and in life.

School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school.

School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education. They must complete a minimum of a Specialist-level degree program (60 graduate semester credits) that includes a 1200-hour internship and emphasizes preparation in the following: data-based decision making, consultation and collaboration, effective instruction, child development, student diversity and development, school organization, prevention, intervention, mental health, learning styles, behavior, research, and program evaluation.

School psychologists must be certified and/or licensed by the state in which they work.  

What does a school psychologist do….

School psychologists work to find the best solution for each student and situation; they use different strategies to address student needs and to improve school and district-wide support systems.

School psychologists work with students individually and in groups. They also develop programs to train teachers and parents about effective teaching and learning strategies, techniques to manage behavior at home and in the classroom, working with students with disabilities and other special talents, addressing abuse of drugs and other substances, and preventing and managing crisis. In addition, most school psychologists provide the following services:

  • Consultation
  • Evaluation
  • Intervention
  • Prevention
  • Planning

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