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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!

As we navigate this time of uncertainty and uncharted territory, I would encourage each and every one of you to breathe, be kind, and take care. Keep doing what you do to keep healthy (exercise, hydrate, rest, and eat healthy). I would encourage you to reach out to the case managers that you work with to provide support for them and their students. Reach out to the administrators in your district and offer your help and support.  

MASP would like to utilize our website to it’s fullest capacity. There are some new features that will be used to improve communication from MASP and between members.

  • MASP will be posting our monthly updates and any other important updates under the MASP Updates tab. 
  • Under the Members Only page you will see a new feature, the Members Forum. This is a place for members to communicate with each other. We will be following NASP’s Code of Conduct and Etiquette Guide that is used for NASP’s community groups. Please review the guide before you post in MASP’s Members Forum. With this new feature we will be discontinuing the MASP Community gmail group and are asking our members to use this new Members Forum instead. A great feature of this forum is that members can subscribe and decide how often they want to receive forum updates - daily, weekly, or monthly. 

We have posted some resources specific to COVID-19 under the Resources page. There are also some webinars posted under the Professional Development page that may be of interest to you. Additional opportunities will be posted, so be sure to check for updates!

We are all in this together, you are not alone.  Please let me know if there is anything that we can do for you, please contact us at maineasp@gmail.com

Take care and be well,

Mary 

MASP President



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MASP Executive Board

MASP Committees

Please contact a committee chair if you have questions about work related to a committee

Government and

Professional Relations

Co-Chairs:

Ruth Crowell

rhcrowell@yahoo.com

Hilarie Fotter Kennedy

hilarie.kennedy@gorhamschools.org

Professional

Development

Co-Chairs:

Kim Shur

kimshur@gmail.com

 Jennifer McVeigh 

jenniferblouin@gmail.com

Professional 

Standards

Chair:

Susan Holinger

susan_holinger@maranacook.com

Member 

Services 

Chair:

Danielle Williams

williams.ddb@gmail.com

Ad Hoc Committees

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

Looking for meeting minutes?

For committee meeting minutes go to the committee page.

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



Contact US

PO Box 852, Kennebunk, Maine 04043

maineasp@gmail.com

www.masponline.net




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