The IASP School Psychologist of the Year Award (formerly titled the “Exemplary Practitioner of the Year Award”) is presented annually to a school psychologist who exemplifies good practice. The award is intended to identify and recognize outstanding school psychologists, as well as to increase public awareness of the profession. The procedures and guidelines for the IASP School Psychologist of the Year Award are aligned with the current guidelines for the national award presented by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Multiple awards can be made at the discretion of the awards committee. Award procedures are outlined below, or you can click here for a complete nomination packet.
Who is Eligible
Practicing school psychologists in the state of Indiana who spend the majority of their time providing direct services to students, teachers, and parents in school settings. Trainers, researchers, and administrators are not eligible for this award. Previous award recipients may not be re-nominated; however, previously submitted nominations who were not selected may be resubmitted with updated information.
Who Can Nominate
School psychologists, teachers, special education directors, counselors, principals, or other administrators who have had a close working relationship with the individual, and who have direct knowledge of the individual's skills, attributes, and professional activities.
Procedures and Required Documents
Nominators are responsible for submitting all materials. Please use this checklist to make sure you have all the required documents in order to have a complete nomination. All nomination materials should be in 12-point font for easy reading by reviewers.
The award will be presented on the second day of Fall Conference following the luncheon. Recipients will be notified in advance so they are able to invite family and/or other significant individuals to the event. Award recipients' nomination materials will be forwarded on to NASP for the national competition.
All nomination materials must be received no later than June 1. Please return completed nomination packet to:
Indiana Association of School Psychologists
125 West Market Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone # 317-634-5963
Toll-Free # 866-518-4472
Questions may be directed to:
Theresa Clark, IASP Awards Chair