Psychological and Child Services

Picture of Cathy Waller

Cathy Waller
Director of Psychological & Child Services

The WUSD Psychological and Child Services Department welcomes the opportunity to partner with our families as we strive to provide appropriate programs and services that meet the unique needs of our students and successfully prepare them for meaningful and productive post-secondary experiences.  

Our staff are highly qualified and trained to provide students with quality services and assist students in succeeding academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.

The Psychological Services Department is led by Psychological and Child Services Director, Cathy Waller who is responsible for the administration and supervision of the educational programs for students with disabilities and day-to-day operations of  special education programs across the school district.

Mary Ring
Assistant Superintendent of Psychological and Student Services,  Dr. Mary Ring, funded by Wiseburn Unified School District and the Da Vinci Schools, is responsible for special education program development and bridging and aligning the WUSD Pre-K-8 programs to the Da Vinci High School and 18-22 year old transition program.  She also manages referrals for student services for the organizations.

School psychologists at every site work under the direction of the Psychological and Child Services Director, providing a full range of psychological services, including but not limited to conducting psycho-educational assessments, diagnosing specific learning, emotional, and behavioral disabilities, consulting with staff, providing counseling and social skills training to students, and other related activities as directed.  School site staff, including special education teachers, speech and language pathologists and itinerant providers such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, and adapted physical education specialists, work closely with special education district leadership and school site administrators to establish appropriate goals and objectives, provide specialized services and instruction for students with a variety of  disabilities, and implement an appropriate program for each student, per the student’s IEP.

Please use the contacts below to determine the individual who can best help you with a particular question or situation.


Cathy Waller

Director of Psychological & Child Services

Phone:  (310) 725-2101


Dr. Mary Ring

Assistant Superintendent of Psychological and Student Services

Phone:  (310) 725-2101


Ivett Arroyo

Psychological Services Secretary

Phone:  (310) 725-2101 ext. 5301


Monica Ward

Psychological Services Clerk/IEP Scheduling

Phone:  (310) 725-2101 ext. 5300