Scott Crooks is currently the president of the Missouri Association of School Psychologists - so he couldn't really say no when asked if we could feature him in our new series. We hope to get to know a bit more about the many wonderful and hard-working school psychs in Missouri.
Scott is a busy guy! In addition to his MASP duties, Scott works at Special School District as a Measurement and Assessment Coach. He also teaches at Webster University and works part-time at UMSL.
What is the best part about being a school psychologist? I love problem solving and advocating for kids.
Do you have a special project or goal for next year that you're excited about? Developing and running virtual cohorts, researching and piloting a problem solving team focused on student basic needs, and putting MASP's cool new plan and virtual meeting structure into action.
What's the funniest thing a kid has said to you? "Is your office a storage room?"
What do you do for fun - besides writing reports? Play video games and read. Up to 30 books so far on my Goodreads challenge!
What do you wish you could do more of at work? Less of? More data analysis, less email :)