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Jay Schneller, PhD

Jay Schneller, PhD, attended Barry University, where he earned his master’s degree in psychology, specialist degree in school psychology, and doctorate in educational leadership in exceptional student education. Dr. Schneller is a nationally certified school psychologist and works in the Tacoma Public Schools (WA). He practices the full scope of school psychology with specialization in distress assessment and adolescent behavior in schools to mitigate school violence. He is the author of the Psychosocial Evaluation and Threat Risk Assessment (PETRA), which assesses psychosocial symptomatology and threatening student behaviors to guide intervention. Dr. Schneller has presented at state and national conferences about identifying and responding to student distress in schools.

Areas of Expertise

  • Threat assessment in schools
  • School violence
  • Adolescent behavior
  • School psychology
  • School crisis management
  • Psychosocial evaluation


  • Specialist degree in school psychology from Barry University
  • Master’s in psychology, Barry University
  • PhD in educational leadership in exceptional student education from ???

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