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

2021-2022 Kathy Bohan
2022-2023Stacy Anderson
Officers
Year Treasurer Secretary
1967-68
1968-69
1969-70 Eileen Reilly
1970-71 Harry Wilkerson Jeanne Turney
1971-72 David Mayne Rose Trezise
1972-73 David Mayne Suzanne Vutsas
1973-74 Russell Bosart Jeanine Vaughn
1974-75 Russell Bosart Jeanine Vaughn
1975-76 Robert Henley
1976-77 Robert Henley Robert Henley
1977-78 Martha Tanner Kay Traines
1978-79 Martha Tanner
1979-80 Joseph Witt Eleanor LeFevre
1980-81 Carol Reynolds Glenn Moe
1981-82 Bev Carter Glenn Moe
1982-83 Bev Carter Mona Sebso
1983-84 Vicki Carp Mona Sebso
1984-85 Vicki Carp Patti Morison
1985-86 Burke Bretzing Patti Morison
1986-87 Burke Bretzing Joan Lane
1987-88 Amanda Foulds Joan Lane
1988-89 Amanda Foulds Cheri Bratton Sanders
1989-90 Birgit Lurie Cheri Sanders
1990-91 Birgit Lurie Cheri Sanders
1991-92 Birgit Lurie Cheri Sanders
1992-93 Birgit Lurie Debra Heinz-Pe
1993-94 Birgit Lurie Debra Heinz-Pe
1994-95 Birgit Lurie Melissa Denton
1995-96 Birgit Lurie Jeanne Hunt
1996-97 Birgit Lurie Jeanne Hunt
1997-98 Birgit Lurie Jeanne Hunt
1998-99 Birgit Lurie Jeanne Hunt
1999-2000 Diane Smith Elaine Bohlmeyer
2000-01 Bridget Howell Elaine Bohlmeyer
2001-02 Bob Perry Elaine Bohlmeyer
2002-03 Bob Perry Elaine Bohlmeyer
2003-04 Bridget Howell Claudia Weiss
2004-05 Bridget Howell Claudia Weiss
2005-06 Bridget Howell Claudia Weiss
2006-07 Bridget Howell Matt Moix
2007-08 Elizabeth Danielson Matt Moix
2008-09 Elizabeth Danielson Wanda Piver
2009-10 Elizabeth Danielson Wanda Piver
2010-11 Elizabeth Danielson Ron Glazier
2011-12 Elizabeth Danielson Matt Moix
2012-13 Elizabeth Danielson Mark Hedges
2013-14 Jamie Timmerman Mark Hedges
2014-15 Jamie Timmerman Diane Brennan
2015-16 Jamie Timmerman Diane Brennan
2016-17 Jamie Timmerman Jennifer Elliot
2017-18 Sarah Rice Jennifer Elliot
2018-19 Sarah Rice Kiersten Walker
2019-20 Sarah Rice Kiersten Walker
2020-21 Sarah Rice Shannon Morse
2021-22  Sarah RiceShannon Morse 

School Psychologist Award Winners

Year Arizona School Psychologist of Year Keith Perkins Lifetime Achievement
2009-10 Christy Collins Kathleen Rahn
2010-11 Elizabeth David, Mesa Linda Caterino, ASU
2011-12 Nancy Wheelock Michael McCarthy
2012-13 Lizbeth Rencher None
2013-14 Lisa Magee Elliot Gory
2014-15 Winona Considine, Creighton Julene Robbins, Gilbert
2015-16 Cecilia Vega-Henschen, Tempe Elementary Sylvia Cohen, Scottsdale
2016-17 Steven VandenBerg, Gilbert Kathy Bohan, NAU
2017-18 Shane Hunt, Saddlemountain Sandi Thompson, Vail
2018-19 Claudia Weiss, Agua Fria Lisa Merrin, Tempe Union HS
2019-20 Kristen Lily, Mesa none
2020-21 Marsha Spencer, U of A Barbara Roth, Argosy

Administrator of the Year Award Winners

Year Administrator of Year
2009-10 None
2010-11 Todd Lilios, Laveen
2011-12 Aaron Kaczmarek
2012-13 Elizabeth Danielson
2013-14 Mary Lou Muccino
2014-15 Kristen Hartsuff
2015-16 Bev Jenkins
2016-17 Megan Duplain, Litchfield & Allen Quie, Mesa
2017-18 Jean Woods, Gilbert
2018-19 Steven Ray, Queen Creek Unified School District
2019-20 Leila Williams, Sunnyside
2020-21 Krista Cox

Research Award Winners

Year Max Jones (Practitioner Research) Ed Argulewitz (Student Research)
2009-10 Carlos O. Calderon, ASU
2010-11 none
2011-12 Carlos O. Calderon none
2012-13 none none
2013-14 none none
2014-15 none Sarah Weddle, NAU
2015-16 none none
2016-17 none none
2017-18 none none
2018-19 retired award John Lindley Adams, NAU
2019-20 retired award none
2020-21 retired award Vesna Pepic, NAU

Scholarship Winners

Year Minority Student Scholarship first year 2017-18 Minority Student Scholarship first 2017-18
2017-18 Dylan Okechukwu Barton, U of A PhD Laura Rodriguez, NAU PhD
2018-19 Melissa Millan, U of A EdS Anisa Aguirre, NAU EdS
2019-20 Dylan Okechukwu Barton, U of A PhD Marie Tanaka, U of A
2020-21 Brianne Kanu, NAU


Denise Lowell-Britt was recognized with an Honorary Membership at the 2019 Conference.

Cathy Herring was recognized with an outstanding service award at the 2020 Conference.

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