The Ohio School Psychologists Association

"Putting Pieces Together For Ohio Students"

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Mission Statement:
KAASP is committed to promoting the professional growth of school psychologists by sharing ideas, methods, and current research and practices in the area of school psychology and other related fields. This association will also acknowledge its affiliation with and support of the Ohio School Psychologists Association and the National Association of School Psychologists by promoting membership and participation in said organizations.
   
Newsletter and Publications:

Summer 2012 Newsletter

   
Membership Form (Updated August, 2014):
KAASP Membership Form
   
Ohio Counties Served:

Summit, Stark, Portage, Medina, Wayne, Mahoning, and Columbiana

   
Current President :

Katherine Bobak Lavik, Ph.D., NCSP

Akron Public Schools
Work: 330-761-3065
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Past President:

Heather Doyle, Ph.D., NCSP

Copley-Fairlawn City Schools
Work: 330-664-4855
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President-Elect:

Amanda Morris

South Euclid-Lyndhurst City Schools

Work: 216-691-2245

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Secretary:

Keith Mesmer, NCSP

Nordonia Hills City Schools

Work: 330-908-6222
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Treasurer:

Caroline Davis

Akron Public Schools

Work: 330-761-3136
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OSPA Representatives:

Amanda Gilmore

Kent City Schools

Work: 330-676-8627

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Heather Kubiak

North Canton City Schools

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Cindy Thompson

Kent City Schools

Work: 330-676-8359

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Membership Coordinator:

Ashley Montagnese

Boardman Local Schools

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Public Relations Chair:

Brooke Luczwyo

Akron Public Schools

Work: 330-761-7930

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Current Membership:
 
   
Number of OSPA Executive Board Members:
3
   
Usual Meeting Locations:

American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties, Akron, OH

St. George's Fellowship Center, Akron, OH

   
2014-15 Meeting Schedule:

8/28, 8/29 - KAASP - WJ-IV-Cognitive, WJ-IV-Academic, WISC-V, and KTEA-3

   
Contact for
Meeting Information:

Keith Mesmer, KAASP Secretary

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Special Affiliations or Roles:
Currently KAASP affiliates with the Mid-Eastern Ohio SERRC.
   
Addition Information:
KAASP is not only committed to accomplishing its stated mission but to enhance it by actively pursuing collaborative relationships with other organizations and agencies whose purposes are similar to KAASP in meeting the mental health needs of children.
   
"Celebrities" or Special Stories:

Our 2002-2003 KAASP Awards were presented to:

Mr. Donald J. Saracusa, Mr. Brian Hill, Patrick McGown, Robert Kubick Jr., and Aimee Kirsch for Best Practices

Patrick McGown for our School Psychologist of the Year

Recent OSPA Award winners in our region include:

 

Katherine Bobak Lavik, M.Ed., winner of the Early Career award in Fall 2013

 

Kelly Kreitz, Ed.S., winner of the first ever Early Career award in Spring 2013

 

Jeffery York, winner of the Ohio School Psychologist of the Year award in 2012

 

Robert J. Kubick, Ph.D., winner of the Ohio School Psychologist of the Year award in 2011

 

Paula Tucker and Maria Kraus, winners of the Pete Gross Best Practice Awards during 2007

 

Don Saracusa, winner of the Ohio School Psychologist of the Year award in 2006

 

Bonnie Horovitz, winner of the Pete Gross Best Practice Awards during 2005

 

Donald Saracusa, Brian Hill, Patrick McGown, Robert Kubick, & Aimee Kirsch, winners of the Pete Gross Best Practice Awards during 2005


Janet Brunecz winner of the OSPA School Psychologist of the Year award in 2002

 

Aimee Kirsch and Jeff York, winners of OSPA Pete Gross Best Practice Awards during 2002

 

Elizabeth Bard, Ph.D., winner of the Clyde V. Bartlett Distinguished Service Award in 2001

 

Jane Groh winner of the Pete Gross Best Practice Award in 2001

 
Special Activities :

Information from the WJ-IV presentation:

 

KTEA-3, 8/29/2014  Handout

 

WISC-V on Q-Interactive, 8/29/2014 Handout

 

Enhancing the Education of Student with Higher Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder - Dr. Frank Sansosti, 4/15/10
(Handout)

The Neuropsychology of Emotional Disturbance - Dr. Steven Feifer, 3/20/2009
(Handout)  

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder presentation- Dr. Steven Jewell, 3/3/08
(Handout)

Handouts from the 1/11/08 KAASP meeting, all documents are in PDF format:

Attention Deficit Disorder: Diagnosis and Mangagement in Primary Care - Dr. Tim Brown, PharmD
(Handout)

Kids and Antidepressants: Do They Play Nice Together? - Dr. Tim Brown, PharmD
(Handout)

 

Handouts from the KAASP/CASP Response To Intervention (RTI) presentation (9/22/06), all documents are in PDF format:

 RTI Overview - Dr. Cathy Telzrow (Handout)

A Paradigm for Improving Performance for All Learners and Identifying Students with SLD - Dr. Telzrow
(Full Presentation) (Print Friendly Version)

RTI: Selected References - Dr. Telzrow
(Handout)

The District Perspective - Sharon Humphrey
(Full Presentation) (Print Friendly Version)

Practical Applications - A School Psychologist’s role in a District-Wide Response to Intervention Initiative - Dana Marolt
(Full Presentation) (Print Friendly Version)

Building Wide Support for Successful RTI - Bobbi Ingraham
(Full Presentation) (Print Friendly Version)