Skinner Middle School’s School Psychologists are Ms. Caitlin Hackett and Dr. Ron Ringenbach. Both Ms. Rosell and Dr. Ron are nationally certified school psychologists and committed to the well-being of all students at Skinner.

Ms. Hackett began her career in Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  After talking to her advisor about what position would combine her passion for disability advocacy and mental health, she discovered school psychology.  Ms. Hackett then went to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and completed her internship in Milwaukee Public Schools.  After her internship year, she moved to Denver with her boyfriend (now fiance!) and started working at Denver Public Schools.  Ms. Hackett has worked in a variety of schools in the DPS school system.  Ms. Hackett is full time (Monday-Friday) for the 2023-2024 school year and excited to support Skinner’s mental health and special education needs!

Dr. Ron began his career as a paraprofessional in a Day Treatment Facility in Cleveland, Ohio prior to becoming a school psychologist. He has worked as a school psychologist in Denver Public Schools for the past 15 years, primarily serving students and families associated with Affective Needs Centers. Dr. Ron has been at Skinner for the past 3 years, primarily working with students in the Affective Needs Center, and is at Skinner on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. The other two days of the week, Wednesday and Thursday, Dr. Ron serves as a team lead and supports school psychologists and school social workers around the district.

School Psychologists in Denver Public schools serve a variety of roles and functions, some of which include: