MSPA Lifetime Achievement Award
To identify and recognize outstanding school psychologists who have dedicated their professional lives to the development and betterment of school psychology.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
School psychologists who work as practitioners, trainers, supervisors, administrators, state consultants, and researchers are eligible for this award. Nominees must have demonstrated at least 20 years of service to the field of school psychology and been a member of NASP and/or MSPA for at least 15 years. Candidates may be retired. The award may be presented posthumously. Possession of the NCSP is desired but not required.
An award ceremony will take place at the annual MSPA Midwinter Conference.
Candidates will be evaluated in terms of major contributions to the field throughout their career in one or more of the following areas:
- Direct service to children, schools, and families
- Administration or supervision of school psychological or related services
- Local, state, and/or national development and implementation of school psychological services/programs
- Development and implementation of school psychology preparation programs
- Addition to the knowledge base of the field through research and publication
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
A panel of judges will review materials, validate entries, and select no more than three finalists. All candidates will be informed of the outcome. Nomination packets will be retained and reconsidered for a period of three years.
- Nomination materials must be typed.
- Nomination packets must contain only:
- Completed candidate's/nominator's information form
- A one-page nomination statement
- Candidate's resume
- Five sets of nomination materials must be sent to Awards Committee chair
- Entries must be postmarked at least 60 days prior to the MSPA Midwinter Conference.
- A confirmation receipt (preferably via email) will be sent to the nominator.