Amy Krueger McDiarmid

Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Faculty
  • Morgridge College of Education

What I do

Clinical Assistant Professor, School Psychology <br>Field Placement Coordinator

Specialization(s)

school psychology, crisis prevention & intervention, adolescent addictions

Professional Biography

Dr. Amy K. McDiarmid received her doctorate degree from the University of Denver and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. In the past, she has worked as a Behavior Specialist through the Colorado Department of Education and provided urban and rural districts with guidance around intervention and data collection at the universal, targeted and intensive levels of service. She has worked as a School Psychologist with Denver Public Schools for the past ten years and currently maintains a part-time position within the district as a practitioner. During her work with Denver Public Schools, she has specialized in alternative education providing assessment, counseling, consultation and crisis intervention (school, district & state level). Additionally, she has delivered school-wide and district guidance around social emotional development and educating the whole child. Her passion and research interests include: equity in student voice and choice in academic and social emotional learning; and, authentic relationship development within a school climate and culture. Dr. McDiarmid is a member of the National Association of School Psychologist, American Psychological Association and Colorado Society of School Psychologists. Dr. McDiarmid enjoys spending her free time outside hiking, skiing and biking with her husband and daughter.

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Colorado Society of School Psychologists
  • American Psychological Association

Research

How school redesign can increase exposure and opportunity for students of color? We will discuss a pilot program in an alternative school addressing the essence of equity and opportunity through the work to prepare students with the academic and social emotional skills needed to successfully navigate through systems that marginalize students of color. We will discuss a model involving partnership between administration and the school psychologist to create opportunities while reinforcing students’ social emotional necessities.