I know that these are very unusual times, with a LOT of unknowns, which can be anxiety producing. I know many of you are back in school, with masks and a whole host of safety precautions in place. Please know as we head down this road of uncertainty, that MASP is here for you and will continue to support you as best we can. The leadership has changed with Ruth Crowell becoming President on July 1st and myself (Mary) becoming the NASP delegate from Maine. However, with this change, it does not change our commitment to our members to support you as best we can and provide information and guidance as we navigate through this unchartered territory.
The MASP theme for this year is Social Justice. We are committed to working daily to interrupt, disrupt, and dismantle systems that act to replicate historical inequalities and commit to examining systemic, institutional, and individual biases that make us complicit in that replication. Given the current climate of the United States and the social unrest, we are also putting forward a Commitment to Civility document, which each member by way of their membership in this organization, agrees to adhere to.
I hope that each and every one of you stays safe and healthy and has a great start to the new school year. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Ruth or myself if you have any questions or concerns as we go on. Ruth can be reached via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and I can be reached at email@example.com.
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