The Arizona Association of School Psychologists was founded in 1967. Our first President from those founding members is Jerry Green. 

Jerry sat down with the AASP historian in 2018. He shared the story of our humble beginnings. 

Jerry gave a speech about this at the AASP 50th Anniversary Conference in November 2018. You can see images of his personal speech and notes here.

Jerry also served as the first President-Elect of NASP when it was founded on March 14, 1969. 


                              Jerry in 1969 as NASP President.


The first AASP luncheon meeting was held at the Desert Inn in Tucson on November 3, 1967. The cost for the luncheon, with tax and tip, plus the use of the room, was $2.00! The featured speaker was Dr. Cal Catterall, who was then Past-President of the California Association of School Psychologists. At that meeting, Jerry was elected Chairman of the founding group. Most of those early meetings were held at the dinner table in Jerry’s home. Prospective by-laws and objectives for the Association were developed and dues of $5.00 were suggested for the start of the organization. 

                         Jerry Green in his home in the fall of 2018.


The subsequent organizational meetings were held at the Sands Hotel in Phoenix on April 5 and 6, 1968. Arizona leaders, like Keith Perkins, Laura Ganoung, Special Education Director in Tucson, David Lloyd, Mesa's Pupil Personnel Director, and Leo Munoz representing the School Psychology Program at Northern Arizona University gave up a Friday evening to discuss their views of the past, present and future of School Psychology in Arizona. On April 6, 1968 the bylaws were approved. Twenty-three members signed the by laws and Jerry was elected President, while Marjorie Mertens became President-Elect, but as she left employment as a school psychologist, she resigned and Dan Conley of Glendale became the second President. Eileen Riley was elected Secretary, and Joe Dunkleberger was chosen to be Treasurer. The initial objectives of the Association were the same as at our 50th anniversary in 2018.

Two of AASP's past-Presidents have served as NASP President. Jerry is the first. Do you know who the second was?

Past-Presidents of AASP

Year

Name

1967-1968

Jerald Green

1968-1969

Jerald Green

1969-1970

Dan Conley

1970-1971

Richard Duncan

1971-1972

Stewart Hollyer

1972-1973

Gloria McConkey

1973-1974

Ken Downing

1974-1975

James Biglin

1975-1976

Jim Shaw

1976-1977

Gerald Shutt

1977-1978

Bea Philwin

1978-1979

Bea Philwin

1979-1980

James Carroll

1980-1981

Rose Trezise

1981-1982

Ruben Lozano

1982-1983

Joyce Crawford

1983-1984

Elliot Gory

1984-1985

Ed Argulewicz

1985-1986

Daniel Juliano

1986-1987

Larry Grimm

1987-1988

Chuck Heath

1988-1989

Mel Franklin

1989-1990

Joe Kush

1990-1991

Fred Haddad

1991-1992

Amanda Foulds

1992-1993

Gary Canivez

1993-1994

Dick Mace

1994-1995

Wayne Holtzman

1995-1996

Jeanne Gilmore

1996-1997

Bridget Howell

1997-1998

Sal Severe

1998-1999

Mary Reams

1999-2000

Ben Ewing

2000-2001

Jeanne Hunt

2001-2002

Sylvia Cohen

2002-2003

Kelly Satter

2003-2004

Lisa Coyner

2004-2005

Noreen Roman

2005-2006

Jennifer Johnson

2006-2007

Kathleen Rahn

2007-2008

Claudia Weiss

2008-2009

Judy Crosby

2009-2010

Matthew Moix

2010-2011

Jane Ahler

2011-2012

Le Knight

2012-2013

Ron Glazier

2013-2014

Rick Dwyer

2014-2015

Elizabeth Danielson

2015-2016

Louise Privette

2016-2017

Samara Way

2017-2018    

Lisa L. Persinger

2018-2019

Jennifer Kirkpatrick

2019-2020

Julene Robbins

2020-2021

Jamie Timmerman


AASP Logo

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software