Greenwich school psychologist appointed to pupil services post
GREENWICH — Elementary school psychologist Krystina A. Dawson has been chosen to take over as the pupil personnel services administrator for the Greenwich Public Schools, officials announced.
In her new role, Dawson will lead the district evaluation team made up of a group of psychologists, speech pathologists and behavior coaches who together identify children needing special education services. She is currently a member of the team. Dawson will also oversee children who are placed in other school districts because of their special education needs, the Extended School Year program and occupational and physical therapy services.
The Greenwich school psychologist distinguished herself among qualified candidates for her experience, all of it in Greenwich, said Mary Forde, the district’s chief pupil personnel services officer.
“Krystina stood out as someone who not only has the special education and PPS background, she has both building and district level experience, as well as a professional and innovative perspective on the various components of this job,” Forde said in a statement. “She also understands the culture and procedures of Greenwich and is able to step right in to her new responsibilities.”
Dawson began her career as an educator in Greenwich in 2012 as a school psychologist and a member of the district evaluation team. She has been school psychologist for the elementary summer school program since 2013, and has experience as an interim assistant principal. She also teaches at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., as an adjunct professor.
She received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Pace University in Pleasantville, N.Y., and a master of science degree in school psychology from Long Island University in Purchase, N.Y. She completed the educational leadership program at Sacred Heart University last year.