Erika Grevelding & Colleen Germann, PsyD

Erika Grevelding is a school social worker currently working at Milton Terrace Elementary School in Ballston Spa, NY. Her current role is to provide individual and group counseling services, facilitate the Courageous Classrooms: Skill of the Week program, and provide on-going staff and parent consultation. She is also a Therapeutic Crisis Intervention trainer for the district to provide updated trauma-informed de-escalation strategies. Erika has been a school social worker since 2008. Her approach in the school setting was influenced from her previous experience of working at Saratoga Center for the Family. This was a diverse, trauma-focused role that included individual, group, and family counseling using a family systems and strengths-based approach. In this position, she also provided home-based support, developed and facilitated parenting classes, and also provided prevention programs in local school districts. She received a Master of Social Work degree from the State University of New York at Albany.

Dr. Colleen Germann is a school psychologist currently working full-time at Milton Terrace Elementary School in Ballston Spa, NY. She has worked in various positions in the Ballston Spa Central School District since 2011. Her primary roles include assessment, direct intervention with students, and staff consultation within a three-tiered model of support. Dr. Germann’s interests include trauma-informed strategies in the classroom along with data management related to intervention effectiveness as well as providing consultation on systems-level change. She has experience chairing Committee on Special Education at the preschool and school-age level, which incorporates in-depth knowledge of state and national education law. Prior to her work as a school practitioner, she pursued her doctoral degree at the State University of New York at Albany in school psychology. Her dissertation research focused on school psychology internship satisfaction among early-career practitioners.