Horace W. Porter

School Psychologist

GratitudeWELCOME TO DR. ROOKEY'S WEBPAGE!

Helping children achieve their best. In school. At home. In life.

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National Association of School Psychologists

As a school psychologist in Columbia, my role is quite diversified. I have the wonderful opportunity of working with many developmental stages, from PK to eighth grade! My days are filled with bright smiles and warm welcomes!  

As a faculty member at Porter School, I am here to help your child succeed  academically, socially, and emotionally through continued collaboration  with teachers, parents, and outside professionals. I work with many students, which includes not only special education but also regular education.  

Some of my job responsibilities include:
  - Individual/group counseling
  - Teaching social skills, behavior, attention, goal setting, study skills, peer mediations, etc. 
  - Assessment of academic and behavioral issues
  - Consultation with teachers, parents, administrators, and outside service providers
  - Testing for eligibility of special education (i.e., aptitude, socioemotional development) 
  - Crisis team intervention
  - Proactive prevention

  - Student mentoring
  
Each year I participate on multiple committees and enjoy volunteering, such as Health and Wellness Committee, School Attendance Committee, Juvenile Review Board (JRB), teaching Yoga in an after school club for various grades, and supervising school psychologist interns. For the upcoming school year (17-18), we all look forward to having Ms. Alicia Spakowski, from The University of Hartford, learn in our school community at HWP, as she completes her internship!

This website is one important way to strengthen home/school communications; feel free to explore various topics of interest by choosing specific links of interest on the left-hand side of this page. Please be sure to check back periodically, as I update resources and information throughout the school year! I look forward to meeting and hearing from parents/guardians of the wonderful children that I am proud to work with!   

Lynn C. Rookey, Ed.D.
Certified School Psychologist
Horace W. Porter School
860.228.0585 x141
lrookey@hwporter.org