• Marlboro Dukes
    Mr. Tom Kulaga, NCSP, ABSNP
    School Psychologist
    Phone Number: (845) 236-5840
     
    About me...
     
    I am a school psychologist - a professional with specialized training in psychology and education. School psychologists use their training and skill to work with parents, teachers, and other mental health professionals to ensure that every child learns in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment. School psychologists understand child development, school systems, and effective teaching, and are prepared to help alleviate difficulties that may otherwise impede successful learning.
     
    In school, I provide psychological services such as counseling, assessment, consultation, supervision, and crisis intervention. Also, I provide administrative support as chair of committees on special education for school age and preschool children. 
     
    I have been an adjunct instructor for the graduate program in school psychology at Marist College where I have taught a number or courses including developmental psychology. I have served as president of the NY Association of School Psychologists, have created and maintain a number of websites related to school psychology, and regularly contribute articles related to technology and school psychology.
     
    Some of my publications, papers, and presentations are listed below
     
    "Magic 101: The Therapeutic Uses of Magic" Workshop presented at at NY Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Syracuse, NY 2019
     
    "How to Identify and Respond to Mental Health Challenges" Staff development workshop for Superintendent’s Conference Day, Marlboro, NY 2018
      
    "The Teenage Brain: Why your teen can drive you crazy" Staff development workshop for Superintendent’s Conference Day, Marlboro, NY 2017
     
     "13 Reasons Why - Preventing Youth Suicide" Staff development workshop for Superintendent’s Conference Day, Marlboro, NY 2017
     
    “Tactical Communication for Professional Educators” Workshop presented at Superintendent’s Conference Day, Marlboro, NY 2016
     
     “How to deal with racism in the school community” Staff development workshop for Superintendent’s Conference Day, Marlboro, NY 2015
     
    “Why Writing Is So Difficult - Cognitive and Emotional Factors Involved In Written Expression” Workshop presented at Superintendent’s Conference Day, Marlboro, NY 2015
     
    “Media Usage, Nomophobia, and the Middle School Student Phone Survey” Workshop presented at NY Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Albany, NY 2014
     
    “Combating Test Anxiety” in Educator’s Voice, NYSUT’s Journal of Best Practices in Education, Volume VII, Spring 2014
     
    “Sexting: terms, legal issues, dangers, and precautions.” Workshop presented at NY Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, White Plains, NY 2013
     
    “Tactical Communication for Professional Educators” Workshop presented at NY Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, NY 2012
     
    “Only in Middle School: Important Concepts for School Bus Safety” Workshop presented at the NY Association of Pupil Transportation Conference, Albany, NY July 2009
     
    “The Neuropsychology of Social Emotional Development and Learning: Research, Regulation and Resources to Improve Learning Outcomes for Students” Presentation at the United Federation of Teachers Third Annual Clinician Appreciation Day, New York, NY January 2009
     
    “The Neuropsychology of Social Emotional Development and Learning” Workshop presented at NY Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Rochester, NY 2008
     
    “The Neuropsychology of Social Emotional Development and Learning” Workshop presented at Broome-Tioga BOCES School-Agency Collaborative Day Conference, Endwell, NY October 2008
     
    “Crisis Intervention and Recovery” 
    Workshop presented at NY Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Albany, NY 2007
     
    “Making Sense of Strange Behavior”
    Staff development workshop for Superintendent’s Conference Day, Marlboro, NY 2007
     
    “Reducing Test Anxiety To Increase Academic Performance”
    Presentation at NY Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Syracuse, 2006
     
    “Students Against Violence Initiative (SAVI)”  Poster presented at NY Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, White Plains, 2005
     
    “Dyslexia: A Neuropsychological Perspective for Identification and Treatment.” 
    Presentation at NY Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Albany 2003
     
    “Tom’s Tech Talk” Regular contributions about technology and school psychology 
    published in The New York School Psychologist. 2002 – present.
     
     “Easy Accountability for School Psychologists”  Presentation at NY Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, White Plains 2001
     
     
    The Impact of New York State Learning Standards from the Perspective of Various Stakeholders: How Are We Doing in Achieving the Standards?” Panel moderator at the NY Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Buffalo 2000
     
     “How to Start a Homework Club” 
    Poster presented at NY Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Syracuse 1998
     
    “An Introduction to the Use of the Internet”
    Presentation at NY Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, White Plains 1997
     
    “Technology and School Psychology” in Educational Technologies
    New York State Council of Educational Associations Monograph. 1995
     
    “Should inclusion be special?” in Inclusion: buzzword or hope for the future.
    New York State Council of Educational Associations Monograph. 1994
     
     
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on December 5, 2019