• Hello, I am Michele Chalmers, Occupational Therapist at Lowell Elementary, Rattlesnake Elementary and Paxson Elementary. I also consult at Washington Middle School. I have been a therapist in a variety of settings for over 20 years. I have worked with all kinds of ages and disabilities. I have been with MCPS for the last three years. When I am not working, I enjoy hiking and spending time with my family. 

    If you have any questions about Occupational Therapy, please feel free to contact me at mchalmers@mcpsmt.org

    Schedule:

    Monday: Paxson/Washington Middle School

    Tuesday/Thursday: Lowell Elementary

    Wednesday: Rattlesnake Elementary

    Friday mornings: Flex/Admin building

    Thanks

    What is Occupational Therapy?

    School Occupational Therapists are key contributors within the school education team. We support a student's ability to participate in the daily school activities and support their academic achievement and promote positive behaviors. Generally, OT supports academic outcomes in the areas of social skills, writing, behavior management, self-help skills, sensory-motor and participation. A student will typically go through an evaluation process and qualify for an IEP and receive services. As a therapist, we work with students, parents, teachers and other staff, who are an integral part of a student's day.