Rhonda Neal Waltman on Reducing Mental Health Barriers to Learning
President's Strand: "Best Practices in Closing Achievement Gaps"
WSPA President John Humphries, NCSP
WSPA President John Humphries has collaborated with the Conference Committee to assemble a lineup of trainers to help districts close achievement gaps. As you probably know, Wisconsin has the largest achievement gaps in the nation, and WSPA is a key player in training school psychologists in the use of evidence-based practices to close gaps. Come and listen to these great speakers to learn more about how states, districts, and schools have closed gaps:
Hon. Bob Pasternack, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education
Fall Sentinel Newsletter is now available on-line. Click on this link: Fall 2014 vol 14.pdf A paper copy was also mailed to all current WSPA members.
Highlights and News from Long Range Planning
We had an exciting and productive Long Range Planning session this June in Madison. It started with a great presentation at DPI by NASP's Stacy Skalski. We then went to the State Capitol to discuss school psychologist roles, state report cards, and more in a legislative briefing. We followed up with individual meetings with legislators, then enjoyed dinner on the Memorial Union Terrace. On Day 2, the gavel was passed from Betty De Boer to WSPA's new President, John Humphries, and the Board completed our summer meeting, approving our annual budget and hearing reports about all of WSPA's initiatives. Especially important was Plan 2020, WSPA's strategic plan that will carry us for the next 5-year cycle beginning next summer. Watch the Sentinel newsletter for more information about WSPA's bright future.
At DPI: the NASP Practice Model and School Psychologist Roles in Multi-Level Systems of Support.
At the State Capitol: The NASP Practice Model, State Report Cards, and School Psychologist roles in school improvement and student mental health.