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NCSPA is a professional organization that supports and advocates for school psychologists across North Carolina to provide comprehensive services that reflect best practices in the field of school psychology.


Licensure information

Licensure information through the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) can be obtained here.
NC State Board Licensure information can be obtained here.

DPI salary schedule

Salary information for North Carolina School Psychologists can be obtained at NC Salary Schedules on the NCDPI website.

Current openings in North Carolina

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NC0028Position: School Psychologist

Reports to: Lead Psychologist and/or Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

Credentials: School psychology degree (M.A., Ed.S. or Ph.D.) from an approved NASP, APA or NCATE program. Must hold a valid North Carolina license in school psychology.

Description:Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, located in the North Central Piedmont, is the fifth-largest system in North Carolina. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools serves about 53,400 students in 42 elementary schools, 13 middle schools and 14 high schools and 10 special or magnet schools. The Psychological Services Department has staff of 29, including psychologists, diagnosticians, and administrative assistants. We are seeking an individual with demonstrated professional competencies in assessment and evaluation, consultation and collaboration, crisis intervention and management, knowledge and use of data in decision-making, and an ability to use a problem-solving or three-tiered approach in addressing student challenges as part of a school-based team.

Contact Information: Dr. Corliss Thompson-Drew, Lead Psychologist - 336-727-8080 /
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County SchoolsDr. Corliss Thompson-Drew
NC0027Position: Public School Psychologist
Location: Mooresville Graded School District (Mooresville Middle School & Mooresville High School)
Start Date: February 9, 2015
Term: Licensed 10-month position

Duties and Responsibilities:
The role of the school psychologist is to assist in comprehensive student learning by working collaboratively with school personnel to design, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of core instruction and evidence-based interventions. He/she will assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of school-wide screenings, programs and interventions based on needs assessments and other relevant data. The school psychologist assists teachers by selecting appropriate assessments to evaluate children for eligibility for special education services and interprets those results for teachers to develop appropriate Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). Additional duties include collaboration and consultation with all education stakeholders to develop appropriate cognitive and academic goals and programs for students with different abilities, strengths, needs.
Mooresville Graded School DistrictIngrid W. Medlock (Director of Human Resources)


Well-established, 30+ year old, 6 clinician Psychology practice is seeking a friendly, self-motivated Child/School Psychologist to provide exceptional care to children in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

Practice is co-located in medical settings in Asheville, Sylva, Franklin, Clyde and Cashiers.

Applicant will provide psychological counseling for children and their parents as well as evaluation services (psychoeducational, disability, and behavior/emotion). We are willing to consider a less experienced Psychologist who is willing to have intensive training under a senior Child/School Psychologist. A doctoral level Psychologist is preferred.

Please send vita to Chimene Mathis, B.S., CEO, at Sylva Clinical-PSYCHOLOGY!, 70 Westcare Drive, Ste 402, Sylva, NC 28779 or to To learn more about our practice, go to
Sylva Clinical-PSYCHOLOGY!Chimene Mathis
NC0025Title: Psychologist, Staff

Employer: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Location: Charlotte, NC

Job Description: To facilitate learning and to promote the cognitive, social and personal development of all students.

Identifies and assesses the learning, development, and adjustment characteristics and needs of individuals and groups, as well as the environmental factors that affect learning and adjustment. Uses assessment data about the student and his/her environment(s) in developing appropriate intervention and programs.

Provides interventions to students to support the teaching process and to maximize learning and adjustment.

Provides consultation to parents, teachers, and other school personnel, and community agencies to enhance the learning and adjustment of students.

Assists in the planning, development, and evaluation of programs to meet identified learning and adjustment needs.

Delivers a planned and coordinated program of psychological services.

Applies ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery of school psychological services and observes relevant laws and policies that govern practice. Participates in professional organizations and continually seeks to improve professional knowledge and skill.

Communicates effectively with students, parents, and school staff.

Requirements: Holds a master's degree, specialist certificate (6th year) and NCDPI license in school psychology; knowledgeable of and able to apply best practices in psychology in the school environment; excellent communication skills.

To apply: Complete application at (select job type: Instructional); once application is complete, apply to the job – it is listed as Psychologist, Staff
Charlotte-Mecklenburg SchoolsAmy Sullivan
NC0023Moore County Schools has an immediate opening for a 10-month full time School Psychologist. Moore County is located in the heartland of North Carolina. We are known for golf in Pinehurst, pottery in Seagrove, and horses in Southern Pines. We are an hour from Raleigh and Greensboro, three hours from the coast, and four hours from the mountains. Moore County Schools has an approximate psychologist to student ratio of 1 to 1300. Our psychologists, therefore fulfill an expanded role beyond just testing. We have been embracing MTSS for several years and have paved the way for the new state changes in SLD identification. We pay the state salary scale plus local supplement. Contact Sara Bigley (; Phone: 910-947-2342) and apply on the Moore County Schools website: You may also apply on the state website, but notify Sara Bigley that you have done so. Moore County SchoolsSara Bigley
NC0022Wayne County Public Schools has an immediate opening for a full time 10-month School Psychology position. Wayne County is about an hour Southeast of Raleigh and also about an hour away from several areas of the North Carolina coast. Interested applicants should be well-versed in current theory and practice regarding psychoeducational evaluations, problem-solving models such as MTSS, and posses a willingness to advocate for the needs of all students.

Please contact Michelle Hamm, EC Director, for further information. Email: Tel: 919-705-6027
Wayne County Public SchoolsMichelle Hamm
Iredell-Statesville Schools is hiring a 10 month full time School Psychologist position. The Position will start at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.   

Location:The two main cities are Statesville and Mooresville. Iredell county is in a prime location, with a half an hour drive to the center of Charlotte and about an hour drive to Greensboro. The southern end of the county sits on Lake Norman while the northern end of the county features the foothills of the Brushy Mountains. 

Job Description
The applicant should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively, communicate, and collaborate with teachers, other school staff, and families as part of a team within the school setting. The applicant should have the ability to collaborate with others to develop appropriate goals for students with different abilities, disabilities, strengths, and needs and develop interventions to achieve these goals within the pre-referral process. The applicant will be involved in the district RTI process. The applicant should be proficient in cognitive, educational, behavioral, and adaptive assessment. They should be able to demonstrate expertise in collecting, managing, and interpreting various types of individual and group data and apply sound principles of data-based decision making to all aspects of practice. The applicant will be expected to practice in ways that meet all appropriate ethical, professional, legal standards, and understands and applies federal, state, and local policies and regulations in the delivery of school psychological services. They will maintain confidentiality with student records and information. Applicants should be proficient in using technology for the purposes of data management,report writing, literature review, and data analysis. The applicant should be comfortable with serving multiple schools across multiple grade levels.

Interested applicants should contact: EC director Rhonda McClenahan at OR Debbie Hourigan, Lead Psychologist at

Iredell-Statesville SchoolsRhonda McClenahan
NC0019LEA: Pitt County Schools
Student enrollment: 24,000
Number of Schools: 36

Location: Greenville, North Carolina, including the surrounding municipalities. Located just inland off the North Carolina coast, East of I-95.

Job Description Summary: Psychological evaluations, test interpretation, and consultation including completing psychological assessments on students for possible placement in the exceptional children’s program. Conducting parent conferences with parents or guardians of students to review assessment findings, recommend appropriate educational placement, inform them of their rights as parents, and to answer any questions a parent may have. Participating in Individual Education Plan meetings with other school personnel to discuss finings and to decide on the appropriate educational placement for a student. Conducting classroom observations on one or more students noting significant and/or relevant behavior patterns that would aid in the educational programming for a student. Completing functional behavior assessments to assist in planning and implementing behavior management programs for students using methods suitable to a particular student’s needs. Individual as well as group counseling for any student in need of guidance in dealing with academic, social and/or emotional difficulties. Consulting with teachers and other school personnel to assist them in providing strategies to handle challenging student behaviors in the school setting. Consultation with other public and private agencies outside the school system (i.e. mental health agencies) for students who may need more extensive treatment than that which can be offered within the school setting. Teacher consultation, parent consultation. Staff development on crisis intervention and response. Crisis response implementation. Providing in-service training for teachers, school counselors, and school administrators. Keeping abreast of current research and best practices as they relate to psychological services for students.

***This LEA is seeking full-time, 10-month, school psychologists beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.***

Interested applicants may contact:

Patricia Cannon
Lead School Psychologist
Pitt County Schools
Sadie Saulter Educational Center
Pitt County Public SchoolsPatricia Cannon
NC0018Burke County Public Schools is seeking a school psychologist to join our team. The candidate must hold North Carolina licensure in school psychology. The position is full-time (10 months) and includes full benefits. Date position becomes available is 8/18/14.

Contact: Debbie Kendall
Phone: (828) 439-4331
Address: PO Box 989
Morganton, NC 28680
Burke County Public SchoolsDebbie Kendall
NC0017Job Description: Psychologist assesses the learning and development of students. The psychologist will conduct assessments and interpret results to parents of students referred to the Exceptional Children’s Program and assist in using this data to design instructional interventions as appropriate. The psychologist will provide consultation to teachers and parents as well as direct services to students.

Salary: State Salary Schedule – 10 month position

Minimum Qualifications: In North Carolina, in order to work in the schools as a school psychologist, one must have an advanced degree (e.g., M.A., Ed.S., or Ph.D.) in the field of school psychology specifically. Candidate must be HQ or willing to meet all requirements to become HQ.

Starting Date: 2014-2015 School Year

Patti Cox, Ed. D.
Director of Student Services
Alleghany County Schools
86 Peachtree Street
Sparta, NC 28675

336-372-4345 (office)
336-372-4204 (fax)
Alleghany County SchoolsPatti Cox, Ed. D

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