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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

2021 Annual Award Nominations

It’s that time of year to recognize colleagues for their outstanding contributions to our profession as school psychologists and as educators who advocate on behalf of all children. Please take the time to nominate outstanding leaders in our field for the a) School Psychologist of the Year, b) Keith Perkins Lifetime Achievement, and c) Administrator of the Year awards. The School Psychologist of the Year and Keith Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award winners must be AASP members in good standing.

Nominations will be open from September 1, 2021 and will close at 11:59pm on September 30, 2021.  Please make sure you recognize someone in your professional world who is worthy of recognition!  

Please send nominations and questions to Jamie Timmerman, Ph.D., Past President & Awards Chair at jamie.timmerman@aasp-az.org and Cathy Herring, KCA Association Management at cathy.herring@aasp-az.org or by fax at 480-893-7775 by September 30, 2021.  Applications are available at each link below. Thanks!

2021 Call for Nominations for Professional Practice Awards

2021 SCHOOL PSYCH OF THE YEAR NOMINATION

2021 AASP KEITH PERKINS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT NOMINATION

2021 ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR NOMINATION

2021 ED ARGULEWICZ MEMORIAL Student Research Award

All Nominations and Applications will be open from September 1, 2021 and will close at 11:59pm on September 30, 2021.

Applications Open for:

AASP Minority and Diversity Scholarship Program for Graduate Training in School Psychology

An Arizona Association of School Psychologist (AASP) Minority and Diversity Scholarship is being offered to ease financial barriers facing some minority graduate students embarking on a Specialist Degree (or equivalent) in School Psychology. The Executive Board of AASP has adopted a similar criteria and application process used by NASP’s Minority Scholarship Program, in addition to additional diversity exceptions as well. One important goal of the Program is for each scholar receiving the award to enter the school community as a practicing School Psychologist following graduation. Award(s) will be announced at the 2021 AASP Annual Conference November 4-5. Funding will be allocated for the Fall or Spring term after the announcement. A scholarship in the amount of $500-$1,000 will be awarded to at least one chosen minority graduate student. Scholarship winners must be AASP members.


Application Deadline September 30, 2021, 5:00pm (Arizona).  

To be considered for the award, ALL components of the application must be RECEIVED by the AASP office by September 30, 2021, 5:00pm (Arizona). It is the Applicant’s responsibility to ensure that ALL application materials (online and hard copy) are received as instructed. In fairness to all applicants, we do not accept submissions after the deadline. AASP office hours are 8:30am-5pm, M-F.  AASP Office Address: 107 S. Southgate Dr. Chandler, AZ 85226.

For directions to the AASP office or questions about drop-off of hard copies, please contact the AASP office admin@aasp-az.org or by phone 602-992-0554.

Find full details here.

Online Application for this scholarship here.

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for School Psychologists

From NASP: The Pandemic's Impact on Special Education Evaluations and SLD Identification

Click here for the Best Practices in Completing Educational Evaluations During School Closure document

AASP helped the Arizona Department of Education develop a reopening guidance document for school psychologists. Click here for the document.

Fellow Arizona school psychologists: Need to vent? Want to discuss something happening at work that only another school psychologist would understand? Please complete this request for support and someone will follow up with you. Click here to complete the form.

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

Additional information is available under Resources

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