Terri Hodges Named 2021-22 School Psychologist of the Year
Congratulations to FCPS school psychologist Terri Hodges! She received the Virginia School Psychologist of the Year Award for the 2021-2022 school year from the Virginia Academy of School Psychologists. This award is given each year to a psychologist in Virginia who meets the highest professional standards and performs in an exemplary manner.
Exemplary she is! Hodges has worked as a school psychologist for over 20 years, the past 11 of which she spent with FCPS serving Fort Belvoir Upper Elementary School, located at the U.S. Army installation at Fort Belvoir, and serves military-connected students in grades 4-6. These youth often struggle with a variety of distinct stressors, such as multiple moves, deployed parents, and housing displacement. Dr. Hodges’ leadership of Fort Belvoir’s clinical team has contributed substantially to the mental health and well-being of the students and families she serves.
Fort Belvoir Principal Jamey Chianetta says, “I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this honor and recognition. Dr. Hodges goes beyond the already very high expectations for our amazing school psychologists. She steps willingly into roles of leader among leaders within our school, military leadership, and within the greater FCPS system and community. Her impact has been truly transformative in our community. We are so proud to work with her every day!”
Hodges exclaims, “I was very humbled and surprised by the nomination, let alone the award. I have been blessed to work with amazing colleagues in my school and around the garrison. I am particularly fortunate to work alongside and learn from an exceptionally caring and creative clinical team – each member works tirelessly to identify and address the social-emotional needs of students. It is truly an honor to serve our military-connected families and be a small part of their lives.”
Terri Hodges is now Virginia’s nominee for the national award.