Dr. Maria Staropoli-Hafner
I have over 10 year of experience working as a School Psychologist on the Child Study Team at North Bergen High School. My extensive knowledge and wide range of experience in the fields of education and psychology has provided me the opportunity to utilize my skills when working with students who have learning, social/emotional, and behavioral difficulties who are eligible for special education and related services.
I have obtained a B.A. in Psychology at Rutgers University, a M.A. in Educational Psychology at Montclair State University and a Psy.D. in School Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. These programs have afforded me the opportunity to further strengthen my skills and apply my theoretical knowledge to actual practice. In addition, I have also developed a strong belief that it is only through the collaborative efforts between education professionals and families that students will truly have the opportunity to make progress and change.