Rossella Fanelli has 35 years experience as a school psychologist in the New Canaan School System and is also a licensed psychologist who has had a private practice for adolescents and their families in Westport, CT. She has served as president of the Connecticut Association of School Psychologist and is now on the Executive Board of the National Association of School Psychologists as a delegate from CT and as the Delegate Representative of the Northeast Region.
She has worked with students, families and school staff to improve behavior, social-emotional learning and educational outcomes. She has presented workshops on motivation and learning, executive functioning and learning disabilities for parents and educators. To address issues of bullying and improve school culture, Dr. Fanelli introduced school wide initiatives such as "Names Can Hurt," "Gratitude Week" and "Ally Week."
She has been an adjunct professor for Long Island University, teaching school psychology graduate students. She has served on an Advisory Panel for the Connecticut State Department of Education, helping to develop a state model for Multi-tired Interventions. She is married to Frank Fanelli, Assistant Superintendent of the Port Chester School System and has two children.