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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 Virtual 5K Walk/Run

School psychologists  are comprehensively and highly trained in broad and diverse areas that integrate their skills not only in the academic and intellectual realms, but also in the physical, and social/emotional well-being of everyone.

Aside from AASP focusing on giving back to the community with the raised contributions, AASP is concentrating on hope, encouraging, motivating, and providing possibilities for a better well-being as we navigate and move forward from this period of so much change.

This year AASP has developed a fun 5K virtual race (run or walk), which you can complete at the place of your choice between October 1st and November 11th, 2020Register here: IRun4WellnessAASP.org

Join us, engage yourself and others and have some fun, while at the same time you practice self-care, following CDC guidelines, and support a greater cause!

Sign up as a group with your colleagues, school district, school, family, business and/or by yourself and represent!

We are on this together!

Remember to use these hashtags:  #SPAW2020, #NASPadvocates, #IRun4Wellness, #IRun4WellnessAASP, #NSPW, #SPAW, #Wellbeing, and upload your pictures on social media (FB or IG)!

Key information:

  1. Register
  2. Make a contribution*
  3. Purchase a shirt and/or a sweatshirt* on the store icon on the event website, and wear it the day of (a small amount of your purchase will go towards the overall goal).
  4. Download and app to track your distance (e.g., Strave, Map My Run, Nike, Run Keeper, etc.)
  5. Run or Walk a 5K (3.2mi) between October 1st and November 11th at the place of your choice and have fun!
  6. Submit your time under the results icon on the event website by November 11th.
  7. Tune to Facebook on November 13th at 5PM for a live event where raffles and recognitions will be taking place.

Call For 2020 Award Nominations

In this year of change and uncertainty, it is now more than ever that we want to recognize those among us who smooth the way for students, serve staff and contribute to our communities.   Please consider honoring one of our exceptional school psychologists and administrators and nominate a respected colleague or superstar administrator for an AASP award in acknowledgement of their accomplishments and contributions. Individuals and teams are encouraged to nominate an outstanding and respected colleague for one of the following three awards. The deadline for submitting award nominations is October 5th, 2020.  

1. School Psychologist of the Year: 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 practices permeate all aspects of service delivery as defined in the following domains of practice. To nominate a colleague for this award please complete the nomination form posted on the AASP website. Submit the nomination materials to Julene Robbins, AASP Past-President and Awards Chair at julene.robbins@aasp-az.org or by fax at (480) 893-7775. 

SPY Nomination Form 2020

2. 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. To nominate a colleague for this award please complete the nomination form posted on the AASP website. Submit the nomination materials to Julene Robbins, PhD, AASP Past-President and Awards Chair at julene.robbins@aasp-az.org or by fax at (480) 893-7775. 

Keith Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form 2020

3. 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. To nominate a colleague for this award please complete the nomination form posted on the AASP website. Submit the nomination materials to Julene Robbins, Ph.D., AASP Past-President and Awards Chair at julene.robbins@aasp-az.org or by fax at (480) 893-7775.  

Administrator of the Year Nomination Form 2020

4. Ed Argulewicz Memorial Student Research Award is given to a graduate student who is the principal author of relevant and timely school psychology research manuscript that is publication worthy. This award comes with a monetary benefit. 

Ed Argulewicz Research Award 2020 Application Guidelines

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

NEW 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

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