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NASP Ethical and Professional Practices Committee Members

Leigh Armistead - Chair


Leigh Armistead, Ed.D., NCSP, is a school psychologist who earned his specialist degree at Winthrop University and his doctorate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He practiced in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District for fourteen years before joining the faculty of Winthrop University in 2004. Dr. Armistead's specialty areas include early intervention for reading disabilities, positive behavior support programs and the use of technology in school psychology. He teaches courses in behavior modification, exceptionalities in children, psycho-educational assessment, as well as school psychology traineeship and internship courses. Dr. Armistead is credentialed as a Psychological Associate in North Carolina and as a School Psychologist in both North and South Carolina. (Appointed 7/10)

Susan Jacob - Co-Chair


Susan Jacob, who earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University in 1981, is currently Professor of Psychology and faculty member of the School Psychology Program at Central Michigan University. Her primarily area of scholarship is ethical and legal issues in school psychology. (Appointed 2004)

Juliette Madigan - Central Region


Juliette Madigan, M.Ed., NCSP, is a school psychologist for the Cleveland Municipal School District in Cleveland, Ohio. She serves in Clara E. Westropp K-8 School and as half time Crisis Coordinator for the district. She has served as NASP Delegate from Ohio for two terms and is currently a NASP Children's Fund Trustee. In 1997, Ms. Madigan was honored as Ohio School Psychologist of the Year and in 1999 served as OSPA President. Ms. Madigan is a Certificated School Psychologist with the Ohio Department of Education and a Licensed School Psychologist with the Ohio Board of Psychology. (Appointed July, 2009)

Melissa Pearrow - Northeast Region


Melissa Pearrow obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Northeastern University before joining the faculty of the School Psychology Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She teaches courses in abnormal psychology, social, emotional and behavioral assessment, and systems- and prevention-focused school-based practicum. She practiced as a school psychologist for ten years in the Quincy, MA Public Schools where she also chaired the program for students with emotional and behavioral disorders and supervised intern and practicum students. She is a Past-President of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association and has served NASP on the Strategic Planning and Convention Committees. Dr. Pearrow’s research interests are in the areas of school-based mental health services and empowerment programs with urban youth. (Appointed July, 2009)

Laurie Klose - Southeast Region


Laurie McGarry Klose completed her doctorate in school psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. After practicing as a school psychologist in California, Massachusettes and Texas for 13 years, she joined the school psychology faculty at Texas State University-San Marcos. She teaches courses in assessment, consultation, ethics and law, counseling techniques and academic and behavioral interventions. Dr. Klose coordinates the University Assessment Clinic and the Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation Support. Her professional interests include achievement motivation, professional identity and development, assessment and models of ethical decision making. (Appointed July, 2011)

Fred Provenzano - Western Region


Fred Provenzano, PhD, NCSP, is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in private practice in Seattle, WA. In addition to his work in private practice, he has worked as a school psychologist and intervention specialist in public schools and in pediatric neuropsychology at the Seattle Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Provenzano has also been an associate clinical instructor in the University of Washington’s School Psychology training program and a visiting instructor at University of Idaho, teaching graduate courses in counseling theory, counseling practicum, consultation, and family counseling. His experience also includes supervision of pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral residents. Currently the Washington State Delegate to NASP, he has also served NASP as Program Manager for Professional Development, Convention Chair, Leadership Development Chair, and on the Ethics Advisory Panel. Dr. Provenzano is a former president of the Washington State Association of School Psychologists, and served as the Association’s Ethics Chair for six years. He completed his Ph.D. from the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Washington in 1983. (Appointed 2013)

Note: EPP Committee Members are appointed by the NASP President for a five year term and may be reappointed.