2-4 full-time positions
APPIC Program Code: 253011
APS Primary Supervisors: Lynn Emken, PsyD, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Brittany Greiert, PhD (email@example.com), and Jeremy Wilson, PsyD (
APS is an under resourced, urban school district that serves more than 40,000 pre-K to 12th grade students in 65 schools. The district has a very high concentration of poverty: 68% of students in APS are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Students come from 130 countries and speak 160 languages. Thirty-five percent of students are English language learners, with 78% of those speaking Spanish. Approximately 12% of APS students receive special education services. Interns will be placed in select schools within APS.
Intern Experience: Interns will be placed at one of the following sites (2022-23) & have a rotation:
- Yale Elementary School serves over 450 students in Pre-K to 5th grade. The student population at Yale is 0.7% Native American, 7.3% Asian, 18.1% Black, 47.6% Hispanic, 17.4% White, 0.9% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and 8.1% two or more races. Approximately 44% of Yale’s students are English Language Learners, and 90.3% are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Just over 13% receive special education services.
- Aurora Frontier P-8 School has over 740 students in grades Pre-K to 8th. Aurora Frontier P-8 School’s student population is 0.3% Native American, 15.3% Asian, 12.7% Black, 33% Hispanic, 31.8% White, 0.9% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and 6.1% two or more races. More than 23% of Aurora Frontier students are English Language Learners, 5.1% are Gifted/Talented, 12.8% receive special education services, and 35.5% are eligible for free or reduced lunch
- Edna and John W. Mosley P-8 School has 398 students in grades Pre-K to 8th. Mosley P-8 School’s student population is 0.4% Native American, 2.6% Asian, 15.4% Black, 58.2% Hispanic, and 15.1% White. Approximately 38.2% of Mosley students are English Language Learners, 1.6% are Gifted/Talented, 17.9% receive special education services, and 71.3% are eligible for free or reduced lunch.
Optional Rotations in APS(interns will be placed in one of these rotations):
Itinerant Assessment Team
This rotation is part of a district resource to provide a range of services primarily related to psycho-educational assessments in the context of special education evaluations. Direct and consultative supports are provided to new behavioral health staff as well as to veterans. The team provides a continuum of support from targeted to comprehensive evaluation and encompasses cognitive, social/emotional/ behavioral, adaptive, and executive functioning measures, as well as data collection assistance and testing related to autism spectrum disorders.
Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) Team [1-2 interns]
This rotation is with the district team dedicated to promoting trauma-informed care in APS schools. The rotation involves providing i
ndividual student support for school teams who are looking for additional ideas in supporting students with challenging behaviors. The team collects information, conducts observations and assessments, and presents a written report of recommendations
based in the NME. They may also provide consultation, coaching, or other supports as needed.
APS Bilingual Consultation Team (Spanish)
TENTATIVE ROTATION (Dependent on availability of supervision). This rotation is with the district
team that travels to individual schools to provide culturally and linguistically sensitive bilingual assessment and professional consultation for ELL students in APS currently identified and/or referred for special education in a variety of settings.