Mrs. Kathy Parker-Adams - School Psychologist
Meet Mrs. Kathy Parker-Adams
Hello. My name is Kathy Parker-Adams and I love being a school psychologist! I have had the pleasure of serving Calhoun City Schools at all grade levels, preschool through graduating seniors, for fifteen years. I have lived in Calhoun-Gordon County most of my life and I am a graduate of Gordon Central High School. My son, Patrick, is a 2015 Graduate of Calhoun High School. My daughter, Samantha, is a 2nd grader at Calhoun Primary. In my free time, I like to relax and laugh with my family. My hobbies include reading, singing, piano, and coloring. I enjoy spending "girl time" with my daughter on Saturdays, catching-up with friends on Facebook, listening to music, and shopping on Amazon Prime.
Professionally, I am a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the Georgia Association of School Psychologists (GASP), and the Student Support Team Association of Georgia Educators (SSTAGE). I have specialized interests in response to intervention, multi-tiered systems of supports, autism spectrum disorder, and learning disabilities.
I fully embrace the collaborative team problem solving model! In my role as a school psychologist, I work with many teams throughout the school year. These include Student Support Teams, 504 Teams, and Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams. I view my role in the team process as helping educators, students and their families find workable solutions for academic and behavioral problems. I'm often a critical team member in the process of evaluating and identifying students with disabilities. This involves administering and interpreting individual cognitive and educational assessments, writing psychoeducational evaluation reports, and developing special education eligibility team reports.
I am one of the original founding members of our system-level Response to Intervention (RtI) focus group. The RtI initiative is about improving the educational outcomes for all students by providing a network of interventions and instructional supports that are matched to student need. Our school and system level RtI teams have received recognition multiple times from SSTAGE, which is an organization of the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL).
I have been honored to work with our Exceptional Student Services (ESS) department as a key stakeholder in developing a District Student Success Improvement Plan (SSIP). I have served not only as a school psychologist, but also as a parent of a child with a disability. This group meets to analyze data and make recommendations for improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities.
Although based at Central Office, I serve all schools and maintain an office space at the Calhoun Primary/Calhoun Elementary School Complex. Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or e-mail with your concerns and questions.