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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!

Important News

OSPA's Stance on TGRG Retention Featured on NPR

OSPA Executive Director Rachel Chilton was recently featured in an NPR story regarding Read More
Hey Interns! Your Next Membership is FREE

Hey Interns! Your Next Membership is FREE

OSPA is excited to announce that thanks to grant funding from the Ohio Read More

Statement on HB 616

Statement to Oppose House Bill 616 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion CommitteeOhio School Psychologists Read More

Wanted: 2022 Poster Session Submissions

The OSPA Spring Conference Committee is soliciting individuals or teams interested in presenting Read More
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Featured Resources

Presidential Message: Spring 2022

Presidential Message: Spring 2022

Dear OSPA Members and Friends of OSPA, We are all well aware that Read More

What School Psychologists Should Know About Arming Teachers

Over the past 20 years, school shootings have become more prevalent in the Read More
Legislative Lowdown: ODE Funds OSPA Early Career Memberships

Legislative Lowdown: ODE Funds OSPA Early Career Memberships

Attention all interns! OSPA is excited to announce that thanks to grant funding Read More
NASP Delegate Update: Spring 2022

NASP Delegate Update: Spring 2022

The NASP elections have concluded. Andrea Clyne was elected to be President-Elect. Her Read More
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