School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that 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.
Mrs. Knauss has her Master’s Degree and Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology. She is in her 15th year as a School Psychologist in Howard County Public Schools and her sixth year at Folly Quarter Middle School. She is assigned to Folly Quarter four days per week (M, W, Th, F) and spends the other day supporting social/emotional and assessment needs throughout the county. Mrs. Knauss is a co-leader on the county crisis team and has specific interest in suicide prevention and intervention, and working with children with Anxiety. She is married, has three children, and two miniature dachshunds.
Conferences - HCPSS will use the "Synergy Conference Management" to schedule Parent-Teacher conferences. From November 7, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. until November 17, 2022 at 4:00 p.m., parents can log into HCPSS Connect (http://www.hcpss.org/connect/) to view and select from the conference time slots available. Parents who need help, or who are without online access, may contact Ms. Ranita Knight in the Student Services office at 410-313-1514 or email@example.com for assistance in scheduling conferences. FQMS' Conference dates/times:
All conferences will be 15 minutes in length. Codes for virtual meetings will be listed under the teacher’s “location” when you sign up for conferences. Directions for scheduling conferences are listed below.
HCPSS Bus Transportation Reminders - Students must ride their assigned buses and exit buses at designated bus stops. Our bus drivers take the safety of students very seriously and want to fulfill this important responsibility. Please contact the Folly Quarter front office if there is an extenuating circumstance regarding your child getting off at a different stop.