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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.

AASP Legislative Priorities 2021.pdf

Membership Dues Increase Effective July 1, 2022

As of July 1, 2022, AASP annual membership dues are:

  • Full Membership: $85.00 (previously $75.00)
  • Associate Membership: $85.00 (previously $75.00)
  • Retired Membership: $40.00 (previously $37.50)
  • Student Associate Membership: $40.00 (previously $37.50)
  • Student Membership: $40.00 (previously $37.50)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kathy Bohan or Stacy Anderson.

2022 AASP Elections Results

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jennifer Elliott who was recently elected to a 2-year term as Western Regional Director. We encourage AASP members to visit our About AASP Leadership link to get to know AASP Executive Board and Committee Chairs.

Login to see Election Results details under Members Only elections.

2022 Professional Practice Awards:  Call for Nominations

Each year, the Arizona Association of School Psychologists honors individuals for their outstanding contributions to the profession and as education leaders. Nominations for the following awards are open now and close at 11:59pm on September 30, 2022. The award winners will be honored at the 54th Annual Conference on November 4, 2022.

School Psychologist of the Year Award: This award is given to a practicing Arizona school psychologist who consistently performs at a superior level. Nominees for the AASP School Psychologist of the Year should be school psychologists whose practice embodies the NASP Practice Model and whose work permeates all aspects of service delivery as defined in the ten NASP domains of practice. In addition, the nominee must be a current member and in good standing of AASP. See more and nominate here.

Administrator of the Year: This award is given to an Arizona educational administrator at the school or district level who supports the work of school psychologists and recognizes the value of psychological services to all children. See more and nominate here.

Keith Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award: This award is given to an Arizona school psychologist whose career reflects consistent and outstanding achievement to students, teachers, parents, administrators, community agencies, and the profession of school psychology. Nominees for the Keith Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award should be nearing the end of their professional careers and should have demonstrated outstanding achievement as a school psychologist over the course of their careers. In addition, the nominee must be a current member and in good standing of AASP. See more and nominate here.

For questions, contact Kathy Bohan, Ed.D., Past President & Awards Chair at Kathy.Bohan@aasp-az.orgor Cathy Herring, KCA Association Management at Cathy.Herring@aasp-az.org or by fax at 480-935-5270.

To nominate a colleague for any of these awards please complete the appropriate nomination form posted on the AASP website www.aasp-az.org  As you write your nomination, please reference the attached rating rubrics and the 2020 NASP Practice Model. You are encouraged to send the statement and attach up to three letters in the same form.  For your reference, the NASP Practice Model link is https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/nasp-practice-model



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AASP Legislative Priorities

1. Advance the Comprehensive Role of School Psychologists.

2. Increase Access to Mental Health Services in Schools.

3. Promote Equity for All Students.

4. Support Effective School Safety Measures.

5. Improve Access to School Psychologists.

6. Increase Investments in Education.

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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