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  • 03/13/2017 8:59 AM | Anonymous

    The advent of Daylight Savings Time also heralds another important tradition, at least for Delaware's school psychologists - Spring Conference Registration!


    Registration options are now available!  Check out more details under our Spring Conference tab, or jump right to your registration options here!


    Don't forget to register for the Spring Membership Dinner as well.


    See you all at the coast!

  • 02/08/2017 8:52 AM | Anonymous

    An email went out to members this morning that contained the following:

    DASP Members--Important Memo

    We are sending out a drafted letter to represent school psychologists in the most recent draft of Delaware's ESSA plan.  You may edit the letter in any way that you like to address your specific concerns or you may simply use the letter in its original form and sign/type your name at the bottom before submitting.  The letter is our association's efforts in advocating for school psychologists and our specific concerns in Delaware's drafted plan so please read through the letter to get a better understanding of the specific points we are looking at. (You can use this or just go off of it for the email)

    ESSA Letter - Edited Draft.docx

    Please submit your letter to ESSAStatePlan@doe.k12.de.us by Friday, February 10th at the latest, as it is the last day for written comments.  


  • 01/10/2017 7:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We need your help to plan for DASP events! Please join us for a virtual meeting on January 12th at 7pm. RSVP to Gabi Koury (gabi.koury@redclay.k12.de.us). 

  • 10/30/2016 8:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW) is November 14-18, 2016. The theme is Small Steps Change Lives. Our goal is to highlight how taking small steps can build greater successes and develops the academic and social-emotional skills students need to promote personal achievement, growth, and resilience, as well as a sense of belonging and wellbeing. Resources and messaging can be adapted to students and adults, different age groups, and multiple contexts. The program involves a series of resources and suggested activities to help school staff, students and parents understand the variety of factors that contribute to thriving students and school communities. Click here for more information.


  • 10/30/2016 8:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    State Secretary of Education Steven H. Godowsky is inviting stakeholders from across the state to discuss ESSA implementation and provide us with input on issues such as how the state uses federal education dollars to help ensure that all students have equitable access to a high-quality education. These forums are one way in which we are soliciting feedback to inform our state plan.
    November 16, 2016: 6:00p, Wilmington
    Register here! 
    November 21, 2016: 6:00p, Cape Henlopen
    Register here!
    November 29, 2016: 6:00p, Seaford
    Register here!
    December 1, 2016: 6:00p, Dover
    Register here!
    December 8, 2016: 6:00p, Newark
    Register here!

    This is a great opportunity for school psychologists across the state to impact law and thus practice. Click here for more information about ESSA.

  • 10/30/2016 8:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you interested in advocating for school psychologists in Delaware? Please join us for a virtual meeting on November 9th at 7pm. RSVP to Courtney Chasko (courtney.chasko@irsd.k12.de.us) or Eric Pizzini (eric.pizzini@redclay.k12.de.us) by November 8th.

  • 10/18/2015 12:34 PM | Anonymous

    As you may know, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is being reauthorized. We need your help to preserve some very important provisions regarding school-based mental health programs, which also includes maintaining an explicit definition of ‘school psychologist’ and funding for school-based mental health providers/programs!!

    It is important that the legislation includes the following provisions :

    § 4301, authorizing the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program;

    § 2103(b)(4)(K), allowing Local Education Agencies to use Title II funds to ensure that school personnel are able to identify and support children with trauma history and children at risk for mental illness;

    § 1113(c)(2)(F)(ii)(III)(aa), allowing funds for school-wide programs in targeted assistance schools to be used for counseling, school based mental health programs, specialized instructional support services, and mentoring services;

    § 4103(c)(3)(B)(ii), allowing State Education Agencies to use Title IV funds to assist local education agencies to expand access to school based counseling and mental health resources;

    § 4103(c)(3)(B)(ix), allowing State Education Agencies to use Title IV funds to design and implement evidence based mental health awareness training programs.

    DASP has responded by signing on to a letter NASP is organizing for state and national organizations.  Now, we need your help by individually responding via sending a letter to our legislators.  Please click the link below to send a letter that NASP graciously generated for us.  It is VERY easy to send a letter to all 3 DE representatives...all it takes is entering your personal information and clicking a few buttons; the letter is pre-written.  Please consider taking a few minutes to help keep important school-based mental health supports in the ESEA!!  

    From NASP:

    This letter mirrors a Dear Colleague Letter being circulated in the House and the Senate by Senator Franken, Senator Ayotte, and Representative Clark.   http://cqrcengage.com/naspweb/app/write-a-letter?3&engagementId=132179 

  • 10/18/2015 6:35 AM | Anonymous

    Early Career Professional Group

    DASP is starting an Early Career Professional Group. that will meet approximately every other month (November, January, March, May, and July) to have a book study or guest speakers. Although this is targeted at school psychologists early in their careers, the group is open to anyone who is interested! We are also looking for volunteers to help facilitate some of these discussions.

    To kick off this new series, we will be starting with a book study of Ordinary Magic:  Resilience in Development  by Ann S. Masten.  This is how Barnes & Noble describes the book, "Ann S. Masten explores what allows certain individuals to thrive and adapt despite adverse circumstances, such as poverty, chronic family problems, or exposure to trauma. Coverage encompasses the neurobiology of resilience as well as the role of major contexts of development: families, schools, and culture. Identifying key protective factors in early childhood and beyond, Masten provides a cogent framework for designing programs to promote resilience."


    This first meeting will occur right before the Membership Dinner on Monday 11/9/15 at Dover Downs.  The exact time and other details will be announced soon.


    If you are interested in meeting on 11/9 to discuss Ordinary Magic, please RSVP to Teri Lawler at teri.lawler@redclay.k12.de.us.   If you are interested in volunteering to facilitate a future book study or be a guest speaker, please also email Teri. 


  • 04/07/2015 1:49 PM | Anonymous

    DASP is looking for nominees for the following three awards.  All award recipients will be honored at our spring membership dinner on May 14, 2015 in Rehoboth Beach.

    School Psychologist of the Year

    The Delaware Association of School Psychologists (DASP) is seeking to recognize one School Psychologist in our state who has excelled in his/her commitment and contribution to the betterment of his/her school(s) and specifically to the students he/she serves.  We are requesting your help in identifying such a school psychologist. If you believe that one of your district’s School Psychologists should be recognized as School Psychologist of the Year, please provide the following information.  Please complete a 2015 SPOTY nomination form by April 17th.

    Friend of DASP Award

    The "Friend of DASP" Award is given to individuals or groups outside the profession who have shown their advocacy efforts to improve education and mental health services for children, youth, and their families.  These awardees have worked to make systematic in policies that govern the provision of education and mental health services at the local, state, and/or national level.  In addition, these individuals or groups have worked to support DASP's mission and goals.  Nominators must give clear documentation of the above efforts.  Please complete a Friend of DASP nomination form by April 17th.

    GPR Certificate of Appreciation

    The DASP "GPR Certificate of Appreciation" is given to individual DASP members who have clearly shown their advocacy efforts to improve education and mental health services for children, youth, and their families.  These awardees have worked to make systematic changes in policies that govern the provision of education and mental health services at the local, state, and/or national level.  In addition, these individuals or groups have worked to support DASP's mission and goals.  Nominators must give clear documentation of the above efforts.  Please complete a GPR Certificate of Appreciation nomination form by April 17th.


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