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About MASP

MASP is a professional organization striving to promote:

  • the highest standards of ethics
  • current best practices
  • up to date information and advocacy opportunities about issues in education and mental health
  • opportunities for professional development in the educational community 
  • communication, networking, and strengthening of the school psychology community

What is a

School Psychologist?

According to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP),“School psychologists have specialized training in both psychology and education. They use their training and skills to team with educators, parents, and other mental health professionals to ensure that every child learns in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. School psychologists understand school systems, effective teaching and successful learning. Today’s children face more challenges than ever before. School psychologists can provide solutions for tomorrow’s problems through thoughtful and positive actions today.”

History of MASP

MASP is an outgrowth of the School Psychology Association of Maine (SPAM). Originally, school psychological service providers in Maine were represented by the Division of School Psychology (16), part of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Maine Psychological Association (MePA). In the early 1990’s the Division’s executive committee decided to secede from APA/MePA. This was necessary for Maine’s organization of school psychologists to affiliate with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). That’s how SPAM was formed. The name of the organization was changed to the Maine Association of School Psychology in 2000, when the by-laws were changed.

MASP Spotlight

 Top story!

Congratulations to Mary MacLennan, who was recently elected as our new NASP representative! Her term begins July 1st. Mary has served us well as president of MASP, and will undoubtedly continue to be an asset to Maine in her new role.

It's that time of year again! It's time to think about potential nominees for School Psychologist of the Year, as nominations are now being accepted! If you would like to be considered for this honor, or if you know another qualifying Maine School Psychologist, please consider submitting a nomination. You can submit nomination information through this link: School Psychologist of the Year 2020

For more information about School Psychologist of the Year, please refer to the GPR page.  

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Ad Hoc Committees

093 Certification Committee 
Co-Chairs:   Jayne Boulos - jayne.boulos@gmail.com 
             Ruth Crowell - rhcrowell@yahoo.com 

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For committee meeting minutes go to the committee page.

For Executive Board minutes, go to the Members Only page.

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PO Box 852, Kennebunk, Maine 04043



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