NASP delegates and student leaders serve as a connection between NASP and school psychologists practicing in diverse roles in their states. State Delegates promote NASP’s professional positions and priority goals at the state level and utilize their understanding of state issues to guide NASP’s strategic direction.
I hope this finds you well!
I just wanted to share some news with you that I think you will find interesting.
This week, we will be finishing up our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion book study of Unequal City by Carla Shedd. Fourteen school psychologists from across the state participated in this book study and topic over the past five months. We have had some very rewarding conversations that will hopefully spur more conversations across our state. Participants were able to earn a credit through NNU or NASP-Approved CPDs through ISU. Be looking for other book studies and activities that may be occurring related to social justice and our goals as part of NASP and ISPA organizations.
NASP Convention and Keynote Speaker: NASP members, want to watch the President Remarks at the NASP 2022 Annual Convention or see Temple Grandin’s Keynote Address? Both videos are available now (https://www.nasponline.org/professional-development/nasp-2022-annual-convention/past-conventions) for a limited time as a member benefit.
2022 Leadership Institute: Join the NASP Leadership Institute March 1–August 31, 2022. This five-part online course is designed to help school psychologists improve their leadership skills whether they serve in an official leadership role within their district or school psychology professional association, or simply want to improve their ability to impact systems change for an enhanced role. This experience includes a prerecorded webinar, live discussion chat, reflection questions, and related application activities. Participants who complete all course requirements will receive a certificate of completion and 5 documented, NASP-approved CPD credits. I participated in this institute two years ago and found it so beneficial as part of my role as a school psychologist in our schools. As school psychologists, we "lead from the middle" and this institute helps to build those leadership skills. I highly recommend this course.
Registration is open NOW (https://nasp.inreachce.com/Details/Information/244d86fc-70ff-425a-9095-67e1ad973a53) and closes March 31.
NASP Credentialing Committee Seeks New Committee Members: The NASP National and State Credentialing Committee is looking for two new members in the field of school psychology. Each committee member must be a NASP member in good standing and have an interest in promoting high standards for the credentialing of school psychologists. Racially and ethnically minoritized candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For additional details, click here (https://www.nasponline.org/membership-and-community/get-involved/volunteer-leadership-openings). Applications are due May 1, 2022.
Teresa Stivers Fritsch, Psy.S., NCSP
Idaho NASP Delegate