Populations Students Early Career Families Educators View My Account
Skip Navigation LinksNASP Home Publications Communiqué Volume 39, Issue 6 Elections

NASP News: Elections

Smith and Valley- Gray to Lead NASP

By Charles Deupree

The 2011 elections are complete and Amy Smith has been elected to lead NASP in 2012. Amy has a long history of serving her state and national professional organizations, most recently as NASP program manager for advocacy and before that as the Pennsylva- Elections nia delegate and Northeast Region delegate representative. She served the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania (ASPP) as their president, regional delegate, and chair of Conferences and Elections.

A native Pennsylvanian, Amy is currently employed as an educational consultant with the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), the training and technical assistance arm of the Bureau of Special Education. Her role is to support and promote the initiatives of the Department of Education and to build capacity in local educational agencies. Previously, she was a district school psychologist assigned to multiple buildings and grade levels. She earnedher undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University and her master’s degree and school psychologist certification from Millersville University. Prior to entering the school psychology field, she worked as a children’s intensive case manager for a public mental health agency. Altogether, she has approximately 25 years experience in the fields of education and mental health. Amy will continue to serve on the Executive Council as president-elect for the 2011–2012 year and assume the presidency on July 1, 2012.

Sarah Valley-Gray was elected secretary and will join the NASP Executive Council on July 1, 2011. She is currently serving her second term as Florida delegate. She has been a member of the NASP Standards Revision committee and as a NASP program reviewer. She has also served on the National and State Credentialing Board. As a member of the NASP Early Career Workgroup, she served to address the needs of school psychologists within their first years of practice, and she was also a member of the NASP Graduate Education Workgroup, where she helped organize resources for early-career faculty.

At the state level, she has been on the executive board of the Florida Association of School Psychologists (FASP) and has served as chair of Awards, Professional Development, and Training and Credentialing. Beginning in 2003, she served as Fundraising chair and more recently as president of the Children’s Services Fund, Inc. (CSFI), FASP’s charity arm.

Sarah received a doctorate in psychology and served as a school psychologist within the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She then completed a postdoctoral residency in neuropsychology and accepted a faculty position at the Center for Psychological Studies (CPS) at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), where she is currently employed. Sarah is excited to take the next step in serving her professional organization.

NASP also elected 17 state delegates who will assume their roles in July (see list above). All candidates for NASP offices should be complimented for their commitment to their professional organization.

State Delegates (2011–2014):
Alabama Melinda Adkins
Colorado Michelle Malvey
Georgia Terry Diamanduros
Illinois Shirley Pitts
Iowa Charlotte Haselhuhn
Louisiana Susan Ratterree
Maine Ruth Crowell
Michigan Tracy Hobbs
Minnesota Sally Baas
Mississippi Jennifer Griffin
Montana Shawna Rader Kelly
New H ampshire Nate Jones
New Mexico Ellen Krumm
Pennsylvania Dick Hall
Rhode Island Karen Estes
Wisconsin Robert J. Dixon
Wyoming Dan Mayer

Charles Deupree, NCSP, is chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee.