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School Psychological Services


Our Mission


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

About School Psychologists

School psychologists are mental health specialists who have advanced graduate degrees with training in both psychology and education.  The preparation focuses on child development, the psychology of learning and behavior, curriculum and instruction, and skills in mental health and educational interventions.  School psychologists are licensed by the North Carolina Department of Instruction and some may be recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists as Nationally Certified School Psychologists (NCSP).

How to Contact a CMS School Psychologist


Within CMS, 82 school psychologists are assigned to one to three schools and serve students from pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. An additional 6 school psychologists serve preschool children from three to five years of age through the Bright Beginnings Program and Exceptional Children (EC) Departments.  

Click HERE for a current list of CMS school psychologists

For further assistance you may contact:
Cyndi Shaw, School Psychology Specialist
Office of Student Wellness & Academic Support
Education Center, 5th floor
4421 Stuart Andrew Boulevard
Charlotte, NC  28217
Phone:  980-343-7426
Fax:  980-343-3777
Courier:  #835A