In This Issue

Message from the board

A reflection on SASP goal achievements and upcoming plans

By Kaleigh Bantum

Greetings SASP members!

Summer is here! We hope that everyone is taking some time for some much needed and certainly well-deserved rest and relaxation. With summer here, SASP felt it was important to reflect on what has been done so far this year. We are half way through our term as your Executive Board, and think it’s a great time to reflect on the goals we’ve reached as well as the plans for the rest of the year.

Since beginning our term, our board has strived to improve the services we provide to our graduate student members. Some highlights include:

  • A newly designed From Science to Practice newsletter

  • An updated website that is integrated with the Division 16 website (we have our own “students” tab!)

  • An updated Facebook page, another means of getting your latest SASP updates

  • Monthly announcements sent via the SASP email list

  • The diversity mentorship program, which connects SASP members of diverse backgrounds with professionals in the field of school psychology

  • Resources provided on our website that are being updated monthly

  • Updated chapter membership applications

  • Undergraduate student materials for students interested in learning more about school psychology as a potential career

These are just some of the goals our board has worked hard to achieve this year, and we hope we are meeting your expectations as SASP members. In the months to come, we hope to continue to provide updated services to our members. We will be updating our individual membership applications, continuing our involvement in the 2012 School Psychology Futures Conference, and improving our process for board elections, just to name a few.

In the meantime, our board would like to extend a personal invitation to our members asking you all to join us at the SASP Student Research Forum at the APA Convention in Orlando. We have lots of great opportunities for students at this event, and encourage you all to attend! Information about the forum is included in this issue, but if you have any questions about the forum, or would like to provide feedback to the 2012 SASP executive board, please feel free to contact us.