Pupil Personal Services (PPS) at Richwood’s High School
The pupil personal services team at Richwood’s High School assist students, families, and staff with special education services and the social and emotional needs of students. If your child receives special education services and you have question about their Individual Education Plan (IEP), please contact their IEP Case Manager or another member of the PPS team.
If you have questions about 504 plans, please contact the student's Assistant Principal.
If you feel that your student should be evaluated for special education services, please take a look at the Peoria Public School Special Education Website at Special Services
Pupil PersonalServices Team
Amanda Rutledge- Special Services Coordinator Amanda.Rutledge@psd150.org or 309-693-4400 ext 30176
Gene Randolph- School Psychologist Gene.Randolph@psd150.org 309.693.4400 ext. 30155
WhatIs a School Psychologist?
School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students.
School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program (at least 60 graduate semesterhours) that includes a year-long supervised internship. This training emphasizes preparation in mental health and educational interventions, child development, learning, behavior, motivation, curriculum and instruction, assessment, consultation, collaboration, school law, and systems. School psychologists must be certified and/or licensed by the state in which they work. They also may be nationally certified by the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB). The National Association of School Psychologists sets ethical and training standards for practice and service delivery.
Jennifer Hood- School Social Worker Jennifer.Hood.psd150.org 309.693.4400 ext. 30155
Whatis a School Social Worker?
School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a degree in social work who provide services related to a person's social, emotional and life adjustment to school and/or society. School Social Workers are the link between the home, school and community in providing direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel to promote and support students' academic and social success.
School social work is a specialized area of practice within the broad field of the social work profession. School social workers bring unique knowledge and skills to the school system and the student services team. In particular, School Social Workers are trained in mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents and administrators as well as with individual and group counseling techniques. School social workers are instrumental in furthering the mission of the schools which is to provide a setting for teaching, learning, and for the attainment of competence and confidence. School social workers are hired by school districts to enhance the district's ability to meet its academic mission, especially where home, school and community collaboration is the key to achieving student success.