General Session and Keynote Address

Wednesday, February 8
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. MST

NASP President Celeste Malone will serve as the emcee for this event. View the order of events below for an overview of what to expect.

Native Opening
Dr. Tink Tinker (wazhazhe/Osage Nation)
Professor Emeritus of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions
Iliff School of Theology; Denver, CO

Big Eagle Singers
Desmond Eagle, Lead Singer and Drum Keeper, (Sicangu Lakota Nation)
Robert Hawk (Dakota Nation)
Marcus Cyrus (Crow Nation)
David LaPointe (Sicangu Lakota Nation)
Steven LaPointe (Sicangu Lakota Nation)
Terrell Padilla (Oglala/Dine Nation)

Welcome Remarks
Brittany Greiert, PhD
President, Colorado Society of School Psychologists

Award Acknowledgements
Shane R. Jimerson, PhD, NCSP
Santa Barbara, CA

2023 School Psychologist of the Year Award
Jason A. Pedersen, PhD, NCSP
Hummelstown, PA

NASP President’s Remarks
Celeste M. Malone, PhD, MS
NASP 2022–2023 President

Keynote Address
Shawn Ginwright, PhD

Dr. Ginwright is one of the nation’s leading thought leaders on African American youth, including youth activism and development. He is a senior research associate and professor of education in the Africana Studies Department at San Francisco State University as well as the founder and chief executive officer of Flourish Agenda, Inc., a national nonprofit consulting firm. Dr. Ginwright’s research examines the ways in which youth in urban communities navigate through the constraints of poverty and struggle to create equality and justice in their schools and communities. In 2011, he was awarded the Fulbright Senior Specialist Award from the State Department for his outstanding research and work with urban youth. He is the author of several bestselling books including Hope and Healing in Urban Education: How Activists and Teachers Are Reclaiming Matters of the Heart and Black Youth Rising: Activism and Radical Healing in Urban America.

New this year, the keynote address will be live-streamed as part of the Denver Express Virtual Package.

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