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The Mission of the Arizona Association of School Psychologists is to engage school psychologists with high-quality professional development, promote visionary leadership, and advocate for ethically, culturally competent and socially just practices to empower school psychologists in the vital role of supporting the well-being of Arizona’s children and youth.

2023 Call for Executive Board Nominations

Want to get more involved with AASP leadership? Know a colleague who would be a great leader for the association? For the 2023-24 AASP Executive Board, nominations for elected positions will be accepted from January 30th through March 1st. The AASP Board is seeking self-nominations or colleague nominations for the elected positions of President-Elect, Treasurer, and a Regional Director for each region (Central, Western, Northern, & Southern) for the term starting: July 1, 2023. These elected positions serve as voting members on the AASP Executive Board. Regional Directors must live and/or work in the region they represent. See complete call for Nominations here.

Congratulations to our 2022 Award Winners

2022 Keith Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award


Samara Way, Ph.D., NCSP

Mesa Public Schools

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2022 School Psychologist of the Year


Noreen Roman, M.A., NCSP

Gilbert Public Schools

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2022 Administrator of the Year


Suzanne O'Dea, M.A.

Paradise Valley School District

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2022 Minority Scholarship Recipient

$1000.00 Award

Joscelyn Santos-Kendra

NAU, North Valley Campus

AASP Bylaw Revisions Approved

In December, AASP Members-at-Large were asked to vote on recommended revisions to the AASP Bylaws. The AASP Bylaws were last revised in 2016. Forty-nine AASP members responded to the ballot with unanimous approval of all items. Approved changes better align the association’s purpose statement and strategic goals to NASP. The previous Bylaws document and a copy of the revised Bylaws are linked below. The AASP Board will discuss implications to AASP procedures at the March quarterly meeting and the summer retreat. Please contact AASP Board members with any questions. We thank our members-at-large for reviewing the changes and casting your vote.

Previous Bylaws with Proposed Changes (track change format)

Bylaws with Approved Changes (clean copy)

Annual Business Meeting Document about Proposed Changes

AASP Public Policy Priorities

1. Address shortages of school psychologists.

2. Support effective school safety measures.

3. Increase access to mental health services in schools.

4. Increase investment in education.

5. Promote equity for all students.

6. Advance the comprehensive role of school psychologists.

AASP Social Justice Resources

As events unfold around the country, we are again reminded that members of our communities face the realities of social injustice every day. As school psychologists, we have a responsibility to help students and their families cope with the challenges they are presented. To that end, the Arizona Association of School Psychologists has created a Social Justice Resources page with links to books, videos and lesson plans that we hope you find beneficial. Click here to access the AASP Social Justice Resources page.


AASP has released a Position Statement on Social Justice, Prejudice and Discrimination. Click here for the paper.

Arizona School Psychology Shortage Infographic

As many of you are aware, shortages in school psychologists affects our overall service delivery.  The attached infographic offers an opportunity for each of us to voice key issues to stakeholders and advocate for the work of school psychologists.  As school psychologists, we play a critical role in providing comprehensive support in various areas (school safety, mental health, etc.).  AASP encourages you to share this infographic with key decision makers in your district.

Click here to access the infographic:  School Psychology Shortage Infographic

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