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.