Improving School and Student Outcomes: The Importance of Remedying Shortages in School Psychology

On July 13, 2021, NASP hosted a virtual briefing entitled "Improving School and Student Outcomes: The Importance of Remedying Shortages in School Psychology."  This briefing highlighted the importance of school psychologists, the impact shortages have on students and schools, policy and practice strategies to remedy this issue, and the positive outcomes that come when districts and states make concerted efforts to address the shortages.

The panel conversation, moderated by Dr. Kelly Vaillancourt, NASP Director of Policy and Advocacy, and Dr. Julia Szarko, NASP 2021 School Psychologist of the Year featured: 

  • Dr. Kathleen Minke, NASP Executive Director

  • Dr. Nicole Skaar, Nationally Certified School Psychologist Associate Professor in the school psychology program at the University of Northern Iowa

  • Dr. Gabrielle Koury, School Psychologist, District Special Services Coordinator in the Red Clay Consolidated School District in Wilmington, Delaware, and NASP Delegate from Delaware

  • Dr. Sarah Celestin, Director of Special Services in the Red Clay Consolidated School District in Wilmington, Delaware, 2018 NASP Outstanding Advocate Award Recipient, and  2020 Special Education Administrator of the Year award from the Delaware Association of School Administrators

  • Becca Murdoch, NASP Manager of Policy and Advocacy