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Annual Membership Meeting 

ISPA Annual Membership Meeting: 10/4/19

94 members in attendance

President Vision: Tammy LaBonne

  • Make the organization more efficient and useful for members
  • Foster more effective communication:
        • update website;
        • quarterly newsletter
        • resources
        • clarify board member roles
        • organize google drive
        • foster continuity/alignment of vision and plan from one president to the next
  • Proposed changes to the bylaws:
        • Change language for membership and recruitment; past president; president and regional representatives.
        • change regions represented by regional reps to align with those designated by the department of education
        • the opportunity to vote on these by-law

Treasurer’s report: Kristi Zimmerman

  • Projected account balance $27677.49
  • $2210 projected amount that will be added to the ISPA scholarship fund

NASP delegate report: Teresa Fritsch

  • Vision
  • Work to address workforce shortage and to inform districts of the comprehensive practice model
  • School Psych Awareness week:
        • Link to dropbox on the website that includes powerpoint presentations and letters that can be used for community education about what school psychologists do. There is a sign-up sheet for members to volunteer to present to local universities. Contact Teresa if you would like to volunteer:

GPR: Echo Mansfield:

  • Sped directors may be coming to ask to take pictures of us doing something other than testing
  • St Dept update
  • Dyslexia group: presentation tomorrow that Echo will be attending
  • Superintendent priorities
        • pay
        • social/emotional learning: this may be a topic in the legislative session
        • expanding mastery based learning and literacy
        • SESTA working to increase professional development options for school psychs
        • safe schools symposium: looking to expose training and resource gaps

Awards: Mary Campbell

  • Scholarship: Katrina Clifford
  • School Psychologist of the Year: Leena Martin Weaver
  • Lifetime Service Award: Joe Bisig
  • Friend of School Psychology: Eric Zimmerman
  • President’s award: Evelyn Johnson
  • Distinguished Service Award: Naomi Aitken
  • Nominations for President Elect-Elect:
        • Robin Corder
        • Sterling Fitch
        • LaToya Richardson

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