Bard High School Early College DC’s Chandrai Jackson-Saunders Named National School Psychologist of the Year
“I advocate prevention over trauma,” says Jackson-Saunders. “This includes a focus on social-emotional learning; parental engagement; and community partnerships. School psychologists are really good at trauma. I want us to be great at prevention. This will require not only psychologists, but educational systems and the community caring for our children to focus on creating a positive environment on the front end with the goal of reducing the amount of trauma on the back end.”
Chandrai Jackson-Saunders has served as a school psychologist in the District of Columbia Public School System for more than 30 years. Born in Hawkinsville, Georgia, Jackson-Saunders was raised primarily in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with an undergraduate degree in psychology, and of Howard University with graduate degrees in educational psychology and school psychology. Chandrai Jackson-Saunders is a staunch advocate for children’s welfare and works extensively with community and social organizations both locally and nationally.
Post Date: 02-28-2020