Phone: (919) 694-8116 Ext. 48166


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Paige Ruland

Hello everyone! My name is Paige Ruland and I am the School Psychologist that will be serving Aversboro Elementary and Fuquay-Varina Elementary School this year! I am thrilled to begin this new journey as part of the Wake County Public School System and look forward to collaborating with school administration and staff throughout the 2021-2022 school year!

Prior to pursing my masters degree, I worked as an Exceptional Children’s Teacher for 3 years, serving students in kindergarten-4th grade in Northampton County Schools.

I’m originally from Harrisburg, PA, though my family currently lives in New Hampshire. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Gettysburg College and recently graduated with my Masters in School Psychology from NC State. (Go Pack!) In my free time, I enjoy cooking/baking, reading, and staying active. I also love exploring new restaurants and walking/hiking trails in the area!

To ease into a new school year, I will be following the same schedule Ms. Heath previously followed:

* Aversboro: Tuesday & Thursday

* FVES: Monday & Wednesday (Fri. alt.) 


Who Are School Psychologists?

School Psychologists support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School Psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community. ~National Association of School Psychologists

School Psych’s skill sets can include:

  • Problem solving and observations
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Progress monitoring
  • Consultation and collaboration
  • Academic and behavioral interventions
  • Classroom/behavior management
  • Psycho-educational evaluations/assessments
  • Individual and group counseling