School Psychologist

Supporting our mission of educating the whole child, full-time School Psychologist, Michelle Gagliano, participates in Shine Bright for every team. She also teaches S.T.E.P.S. class and sees individual students as needed. Michelle is a Pennsylvania Certified School Psychologist, and a licensed psychologist.  She has extensive clinical experience working in schools, outpatient centers, and residential facilities. 

Social-Emotional Program

S.T.E.P.S. (Self, Teamwork, Emotions, Peer Relationships, Skills)

S.T.E.P.S was developed at Stratford Friends School, and aligns with our mission of teaching the whole child. Students become problem solvers who are equipped to deal with daily social and emotional challenges. All students participate to support their own social-emotional wellbeing as well as that of their team.  Using structured and guided activities, cooperative games, role play, stories, and problem-solving, students learn and practice skills in class with the goal of generalizing to real-life situations.

Starting at the appropriate developmental level, students identify and work on specific individual goals, learning to self-monitor progress throughout the year. S.T.E.P.S. goals are centered around themes of self-awareness, self-advocacy skills, and recognizing and respecting others’ feelings and perspectives. Students also learn pragmatic communication and friendship-making skills, problem-solving strategies, and tools for self-regulation. 

Tel: 610.355.9580
Fax: 610.355.9585
School Closing Number: 486