Sandy Ward earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. She worked as a school psychologist in the public schools in central Pennsylvania for two years prior to joining the faculty at the College of William and Mary in 1989.
Sandy has published more than 20 papers in professional journals and actively presents at both state and national conferences. Her primary teaching interests are the assessment and diagnosis of children with disabilities and intern supervision. Sandy is a primary investigator for grants in the area of substance abuse totaling more than $1,000,000.
Sandy is President Elect of the Virginia Academy of School Psychologists and the past editor of the organization’s newsletter, School Psychology in Virginia. Most recently, Sandy was appointed to the executive board of DreamCatchers, a therapeutic horseback riding center for children with disabilities.
The School Psychology program at William and Mary prides itself on preparing the best trained practitioners who are equipped to effectively assume the complex roles of school psychologists in the public schools. A unique feature of our program is that many classes are multidisciplinary. Our students take classes with pre-service professionals in the special education and school counseling programs. As a result, they gain an understanding and appreciation for the professionals with whom they work in the field.