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MediaNASP Announces 2021 School Psychologist of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

 January 15, 2021

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is pleased to announce its highest awards for 2021. Julia E. Szarko, PhD, NCSP, is the 2021 School Psychologist of the Year, and Deborah Peek Crockett, PhD, NCSP, is the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. These individuals represent the best in school psychology and outstanding commitment to the profession and to improving the lives and learning of children and youth.

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