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Pat Goldsmith, School Psychologist
Pat Goldsmith, School Psychologist
School Psychologist

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School Psychologist


B.A. in Elementary Education and Psychology from Iona College, New Rochelle, New York

M.A. in Special Education from Texas Woman's University Denton, Texas

School Psychology Certification from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

HCDE/PEF Policy Fellows Cohort 2016-2017

HCDE/PEF Leadership Fellows Cohort 2006-2007 

Honors: Summa Cum Laude Graduate

Awards: Tennessee School Psychologist of the Year/ Beth Stokes Best Practices Memorial Award 2009


Currently a School Psychologist based at Red Bank Elementary and Orange Grove Center (past assignments: White Oak Elementary, Alpine Crest Elementary, PALS, State Custody, E.D. Peer Review).

Previous Positions in Hamilton County:

Primary Modified Resource Teacher at Red Bank Elementary School.

Lead teacher at the Dawn School for pre-school and multi-handicapped students.

Teacher of summer gifted programs (Project EXPAND).

Special education resource teacher at Allen Elementary School.

Other Positions Outside Hamilton County:

Lead teacher of 12 special education classes at Mary Ford Elementary School in Charleston, South Carolina.

Teacher of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Director of Denton Developmental Center, in Texas, a facility for infant and pre-school children with special needs.

Supervisor and behavior specialist for adults with special needs in Denton State School, Texas.

Supervised adults with special needs in a state facility in New York City (Manhattan Developmental Center).


After being born and raised in New York City, my husband David and I got married at the United Nations Interfaith Chapel. We lived in Texas and South Carolina before settling in Chattanooga where we raised our two (now adult) children. When I am not working, I enjoy the outdoors (kayaking, hiking, camping, watching wildlife, birding), reading non-fiction, traveling to other countries and our own wonderful national parks, cooking, yoga, and basket weaving.