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Erich Merkle

2014

Having the opportunity to serve the remarkable profession of Ohio school psychology as 2014-15 OSPA President remains, and likely will always be, a highlight of my career and a remarkable period of my own professional growth. I was humbled to be elected to serve the presidency by my peers and despite nearly 15 years of service on the OSPA Executive Board, came to appreciate the tremendous amount of time, effort, and commitment it takes to fulfill the role’s demands. Salient highlights from my term include development of OSPA personnel evaluation rubrics, overseeing the Association’s Operational Excellence efforts, reworking the Association’s Operations Manual and committee expectations, replacing over half of the Executive Board membership due to retirements, and furthering the return to a period financial stability. We also had the milestone retirement of our beloved Association Business Manager, Mrs. Cheryl VanDenBerge, which required an extensive talent search process to find her successor, Mrs. Rachel Chilton. From my experience, I would whole heartedly encourage any Ohio school psychologist to consider statewide leadership in OSPA!

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Advocacy: How to Win Friends and Influence People

Chuck Archer, NASP GPR Committee Central Region Representative  The following article was written Read More

In-person Supervision Requirements Optional through Dec. 31

Guidance from the State Board of Psychology: In-person Supervision Requirements Remain Optional through Read More

Executive Director to Retire at Close of 2021

After deep thought and consideration, not without anxiety and emotion, I will be Read More
Save the Date: 2021 Fall Conference

Save the Date: 2021 Fall Conference

OSPA 2021 Fall Conference Nov. 4-5, 2021Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Read More
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Featured Resources

Executive Director to Retire at Close of 2021

After deep thought and consideration, not without anxiety and emotion, I will be Read More

NASP Engages APA on Master's-Level Independent License for School Psych

APA continues with plans to create three Masters-level programs for independent licensure including Read More
New NASP Delegate, DEI Podcast Episodes

New NASP Delegate, DEI Podcast Episodes

I am honored for the opportunity to serve as Ohio’s Delegate to NASP. Read More
Presidential Message: Fall 2021

Presidential Message: Fall 2021

Dear OSPA Members and Friends of OSPA, I hope you have had a Read More
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