The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is a professional association representing more than 25,000 school psychologists, graduate students, and related professionals throughout the United States and an additional 25 countries worldwide. As the world's largest organization of school psychologists, NASP works to advance effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior, and mental health. Our vision is that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and throughout life.
Vision, Core Purpose, Core Values, & Strategic Goals
The NASP vision is that all children and youth access the learning, behavior, and mental health support needed to thrive in school, at home, and throughout life.
NASP commits to providing guidance on topics such as school safety, assessment, grade retention, learning challenges (ADHD, dyslexia), racial and ethnic disproportionality in education, and more. View NASP Position Statements and resolutions that advocate for public support of efforts to help children thrive.
NASP's strengths include its team of volunteer leaders and professional staff dedicated to the NASP core purpose; advocacy on behalf of students, their families, and the professionals who serve them; the exceptional services provided to members, and to promoting school safety. NASP leadership is comprised of the Board of Directors, the Leadership Assembly, committees, boards, task forces and panels appointed to advance the work of the association.
NASP Education and Research Trust
The Education and Research Trust Fund (ERT) is a charitable501(c)(3) organization and a related entity of NASP. The ERT was established with the purpose of serving the mental health and educational needs of all children and youth and to encourage and provide opportunities for the growth of school psychology as a professional specialty. Various awards and scholarships are funded by the ERT including the Minority Scholarship Program.