Lower School Counseling
Dr. Timothy Elchert joined the SPA faculty in 1980 and has served as interim principal, homeroom teacher, and school psychologist in the Lower School. Today, he can be found teaching fourth grade math and mini courses. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Elchert works with students to reach their academic and social-emotional potential. His interests include learning style differences, social-emotional development of children, building resilience, anxiety disorders, and reading instruction. Dr. Elchert earned a B.A. from Macalester College, an M.A. in counseling and psychological services from St. Mary's Graduate School, and a Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists. In his free time, he enjoys camping, reading, hiking, birding, and spending time with his family.