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Wisconsin's School Psychologist of the Year

Each year the Wisconsin School Psychologist Association (WSPA) selects Wisconsin’s School Psychologist of the Year. School administrators are invited to nominate school psychologists for this honor. The individual who is chosen to receive the state award is honored at the Spring Convention awards luncheon. If your nominee is chosen as the state winner, he/she will be Wisconsin’s nominee for the National School Psychologist of the Year.

Practicing school psychologists who spend the majority of their time providing direct services to students, teachers, and parents in school settings are eligible to be nominated. Trainers, researchers, or administrators are not eligible for this award. 

To nominate a school psychologist, complete the nomination form with your letter of recommendation. Three additional letters of recommendation from educators familiar with the school psychologist’s work are also required for a total of four letters. Letters of recommendation (three pages maximum) should state why the candidate should be considered for this award. Include examples in any of the following areas: data based decision making; consultation and collaboration; student diversity; development of cognitive, academic, social, and life skills; knowledge of schools and systems; prevention, crisis intervention and mental health; home, school and community collaboration; performs job in an exemplary manner; earns respect of others; has professional memberships and leadership.

Please inform the candidate that you are nominating him/her. The candidate must submit a detailed resume and a candidate statement. In the candidate statement, the nominee should describe a pressing issue facing the profession of school psychology and how he/she thinks the issue should be addressed. Response must be typed and is limited to three pages.

Completed nomination packets will include the Candidate/Nominator Information sheet, four Letters of Recommendation, Resume, and the Candidate Statement. The Nominee must be a full member of WSPA to be considered. Your completed packet must be postmarked by January 14, 2022. Please email nomination to amreyes2@madison.k12.wi.us or mail to:

Ann Reyes

WSPA Recognition and Scholarship Chair

2222 East Washington Avenue

Madison, WI 53704-5295

To download the nomination form, please click on this link: WSPA School Psychologist of the Year Nomination Form-1.doc

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