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NASP Elections

Steve Brock and Regina Kimbrel Chosen to Lead NASP

By Charles Deupree

The 2013 NASP elections are complete, and the membership has chosen Stephen Brock, NCSP, as the president-elect for the 2013–2014 year and president starting July 1, 2014, and Regina Kimbrel as treasurer for 2013–2016.

Steve Brock has 29 years of experience as a school psychologist and university professor. His state and national leadership roles include California Association of School Psychologists president and conference chair; and NASP delegate, region representative, interest group coordinator, and committee member. He twice received the NASP President's Award, has 235 publication credits, and has made over 100 state and national conference presentations.

In almost 2 decades of experience as a school psychologist, his roles included providing psychological services to more than a dozen schools, where he specialized in behavioral consultation, developed a district crisis intervention protocol, and served as a union president, autism specialty team member, and district crisis team leader. He is currently program coordinator and professor of school psychology at California State University, Sacramento. He has authored numerous publications related to the practice of school psychology and conducted applied research in the areas of autism, ADHD, school suicide prevention, and crisis intervention.

His NASP leadership experiences have included 6 years as the California representative to the Delegate Assembly and 2 years as the western region representative to the NASP Executive Council. He has also served as coordinator of the Crisis Management in the Schools Interest Group, and as a member of the Crisis Prevention and Intervention Workgroup and the National Emergency Assistance Team. He is cochair of the PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Workgroup and an author of its crisis intervention and recovery curriculum. Steve believes that this combination of practical experience, formal study of best practices, and work with school districts around the nation has prepared him well to be NASP President.

Regina Kimbrel has been an educator for more than 30 years in an evolving role: first as a special education teacher and then a kindergarten teacher, a K–8 counselor, and finally, a school psychologist. She has supported students and families in her community by serving on the board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters and served as a 4-H and church youth leader. At the state level, she has served on the Kansas Association of School Psychologists' board for more than 10 years in various positions. She was the Kansas SPAN coordinator before becoming president-elect and president of KASP. She has been Kansas delegate and then central region delegate representative to the NASP Executive Council. While on the Executive Council, she became involved with the Education Research Trust, the selection committee for NASP School Psychologist of the Year, and the Finance Advisory Workgroup of the Executive Council. She was head of the task force that wrote the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy to be used and followed by all workgroups, employees, and others affiliated with NASP. She is currently president of the Education Research Trust and the workgroup chair of New Leadership Training. Regina looks forward to rejoining the Executive Council as treasurer.

Additionally, 17 delegates were elected during this last election cycle. All of the candidates should be congratulated for their desire to serve their professional association.

State Delegates

  • Alaska - Hilary Wilson
  • Delaware - Emily Klein
  • Idaho - Cirstin Zimmermann
  • Indiana - Wendy Phillips
  • Missouri - Charlotte Smith
  • North Carolina - Lori Unruh
  • New York - Vincent Alfonso
  • Oklahoma - Kathryn Quick
  • Oregon - Karen Apgar
  • Puerto Rico - Yadira Sanchez
  • South Carolina - Susan Beck
  • South Dakota - Penny McCormick-Gilles
  • Tennessee - Mark Sigler
  • Texas - Laurie McGarry Klose
  • Vermont - Louise Vojtisek
  • Washington - Pam Hamilton
  • West Virginia - Sandra Stroebel

Charles Deupree is chair of the NASP Nominations and Elections Committee.