Degrees and Certifications:
Abby Meinhart - School Psychologist
I am honored to be the school psychologist here at Patriot Elementary. I was born and raised in southern Illinois and made the move to Colorado to continue my education. I graduated from the University of Denver with an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in the area of Child, Family, and School Psychology. As a school psychologist, I work with students and staff to support the development of social skills, emotional regulation, and behavior management. Development of these skills are essential to help students grow inside the classroom and within the home/community. I continue to learn and grow through my work with this community and the wonderful students and staff at Patriot Elementary. I strongly believe connection and collaboration between school, family, and community are the key to understanding and supporting children in achieving their dreams and aspirations.
A few fun facts about me: I enjoy being in the great outdoors (kayaking, rock climbing, camping, hiking, and fishing), I have two dogs (Finley and Durango), my favorite seasons are Spring and Fall, my favorite foods includes cheese fondue and tacos(or together NACHOS!), I thrive on relationships and connecting to others in a meaningful way.
I look forward to meeting you and your children this school year!