Ohio Delegate to NASP
Hamilton City Schools
The NASP Annual Convention was Feb. 7-10 in Denver, Colo. The theme this year was Radical Hope and Authentic Healing. Immediately preceding the NASP Annual Convention, the Regional Leadership Meetings were held in Denver. RLM leaders from State Associations across the country gathered to collaborate and receive professional development. There was a specific focus on addressing the shortage of school psychologists during the RLM. For ideas for increasing the number of school psychologists, please visit the Shortage in School Psychology Resource Guide. The NASP Director of Policy and Advocacy recently appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Monthly program where she discussed the role of schools in providing mental health support to students. You can watch her segment online.
In response to legislation being considered by state legislatures and school boards around the country, NASP has developed the Promoting Equity, Diversity, and SEL: Advocacy Toolkit.
The Excellence in School Psychological Services Recognition Program is accepting applications. This program recognizes school districts that are working to implement the NASP Practice Model with a focus on the six organizational principles that are critical to enabling school psychologists to deliver comprehensive services. The program can be a wonderful way to secure support in improving ratios.
The NASP Election has concluded and Dr. Peter Faustino has been elected as President-Elect. Dr. Karen Apgar was elected to continue in her role as secretary. Learn more about Dr. Faustino, Dr. Apgar and others who were elected online. Dr. Meaghan Guiney has been named the new editor of the Communiqué.