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NASP Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA)
Hints For Nominators & Candidates

Letters of Support (4)

  • Letters of support should speak to a candidate’s presentation as a role model for school psychologists and as an exemplary representative of the school psychology profession.
  • Letters of support should avoid restating information already provided in a candidate’s vita.
  • Ask a variety of people (students, teachers, colleagues, administrators, community support personnel, parents, etc.) to write letters of support. The committee prefers to see a variety of letter writers rather than all school personnel.
  • It is not necessary to have letters of recommendation or support on letterhead.
  • If letters of support are more than two pages, the awards chair will determine which two pages will be sent to the committee.


  • Make sure the nominee is a NASP member or is willing to become a member for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
  • Make sure the candidate meets the following criteria:
    1. Has at least 25 years in the profession
    2. Has been a NASP member for at least 20 years
    3. Is a current NASP member for 2014-2015
    4. Has 10 or more years as a NASP leader
  • Please use a one-inch left margin on all materials, so there is room to hole punch them for committee member notebooks.
  • Incomplete files will not be reviewed.  A file will be considered incomplete if one of the documents is missing, if the person is not a NASP member or does not meet the “who is eligible” guidelines.
  • Materials must be postmarked by July 15th, 2014 and mailed to:
    Brittaini Howard
    1920 South 500 East
    Clearfield, UT 84015
  • Documents required for Lifetime Achievement Award nominations:
    1. Nominator & Candidate contact information sheet
    2. Candidate’s resume or vita
    3. Four letters of support