Pupil Adjustment Program


Erich Merkle, PhD, EdS, NCSP 
 School Psychologist

fax 330.761.3224

The Pupil Adjustment Program (PAP) is a collaborative initiative within the Akron Public Schools departments of Student Support Services and Office of Special Education. The mission of PAP is to provide comprehensive psycho-educational services to students, families and District personnel across consultation, evaluation and professional development roles.

  • Providing professional development on a range of psycho-educational topics to district and community professionals.
  • Serving as a liaison to social service agencies.
  • Consulting on psychological topics with district staff and administrators.
  • Developing supports to ensure student success, particularly those students with behavioral needs.
  • Overseeing individual child risk assessment in situations involving child maltreatment, suicide and threats.

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