The Student News Site of Berkley High School


The Student News Site of Berkley High School


The Student News Site of Berkley High School



Scarlett Buick

There are many jobs that are needed to run a school. One of them is a school psychologist, someone who specializes in supporting student learning. This month we are highlighting Berkley High School’s psychologist, Ms. Al-Nimri! Her job is to help students who may struggle with developmental issues and anything else that may impact their learning. Ms. Al-Nimri is in room 266, and is happy to help whenever her door is open!

Q: When did you start working here? Why BHS?
A: I started working here just last year, so I’m pretty new! I love it here. I used to be in elementary and middle school and when the opportunity came up, I was nervous about moving up to the high school level, but I love it. I would never go back! I was an intern here while I was studying, and I just loved the district and all the students, staff, and parents. Everyone was so supportive and made me so comfortable!

Q: Can any student make an appointment with you?
A: I always say that anytime my door is open, I am open to help you! I love meeting new students, and I am always here to offer support when I can!

Q: What is your background in psychology?
A: I got an undergraduate degree in psychology and a graduate degree in psychology at Wayne State University.

Q: Did you always want to be a psychologist? Was there anyone who inspired you?
A: I initially always wanted to be a teacher, I knew that I wanted to work with kids. In my later years of high school, I took a psychology class and immediately fell in love with it. I knew I was really passionate about psychology, and I wanted to pursue it in college. My psychology teacher was a big pusher and really opened the doors for me and supported my journey!

Q: What is your favorite part of your job? Favorite part about BHS?
A: Definitely working with the students and developing the relationships I have with them.

Q: Any advice for Berkley students?
A: Work hard, do what you love, and be kind to people!

Q: How do you help students in other ways, even if they don’t approach you directly?
A: I work with staff like teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, and administrators, to support students. So even if I may not see a student directly, I can still be involved in the process and work behind the scenes to help in any way I can!

Q: What does a typical work day look like for you?
A: Every day is different! I do special education testing, work with families/outside therapists to support students, have one-on-one sessions or check-ins with students, collaborate with my team (that usually consists of special education teachers, counselors, social workers, and speech pathologist). And I have a lot of meetings!

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Scarlett Buick
Scarlett Buick, Feature Editor
Hello, my name is Scarlett Buick, and I am a sophomore at Berkley High! This is my first year on staff as a staff writer. I joined the class to expand my writing knowledge and by doing so, having a creative direction! I am interested in writing about student life and sports! I am a swimmer here at BHS, and I am so excited to be a part of the journalism staff this year! My donut cutter choice is an apple fritter ;) Go bears!”

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