Title: School Psychologist
Company: Martinsville City Public Schools
Location: Martinsville, Virginia, United States
MaryRuth Reynolds, Ph.D., School Psychologist at Martinsville City Public Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology.
Backed by more than five decades of professional experience, Dr. Reynolds is an experienced and renowned psychologist and educator who has shared her wealth of knowledge to children and young adults alike throughout the course of her illustrious career. Commencing her career as an elementary school teacher and a private tutor for students with learning disabilities during the 1960s and 1970s, she subsequently transitioned to the role of school psychologist at Wythe County Schools and Smyth County Public Schools between 1984 and 1990. During this time, she also served as a lecturer at Wytheville Community College, and soon thereafter, held the role of consultant for the Virginia State Department of Social Services in the early 1990s. Serving as an assistant professor in the department of counseling and educational psychology at the State University of West Georgia, she then acted as a teacher at Patrick County Schools. Since 2007, she has been a prominent school psychologist at Martinsville City Public Schools.
To prepare for her career, Dr. Reynolds pursued formal education at Longwood University, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1966. She then transferred to Radford University, where she received a Master of Science in psychology in 1983. Receiving a Specialist in Education in school psychology from Radford University soon thereafter, she concluded her education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1994, earning a Doctor of Philosophy in child development. She is a certified teacher and school psychologist in the state of Virginia.
Dr. Reynolds has been a frequent presenter in her field, serving on numerous committees and acting in front of many symposia and workshops throughout her career. The former president of the Smyth County branch of the American Association of University Women from 1989 to 1992, she has also maintained affiliation with the International Literacy Association, the Virginia Association of School Psychologists and the Virginia Association for the Education of the Gifted, among others. She is the proud mother of three children and enjoys reading, writing and hiking in her spare time.
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