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Professional Development

Program Manger:

Julie Stonis (julie.stonis@gmail.com)

The Professional Development Area includes the following branches:

Conference

Chair:  Julie Stonis
julie.stonis@gmail.com

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Conference Chairperson has the following responsibilities as a member of the Professional Development program area:

  • Attend and participate in their program area and board meetings.
  • Implement conference planning procedures as specified in the CSSP Policy and Procedures Manual.


Courage to Risk

Chair: Lois Christiansen
christiansenl@RE1Valleyschools.org

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Courage to Risk Liaison has the following responsibilities as a member of the Professional Development program area:

  • Attend and participate in their program area and board meetings.
  • Attend monthly meetings with other organizational sponsors.
  • Select the CSSP sponsored speaker and make all arrangements regarding topic, travel, etc.
  • Recruit and make arrangements for conference volunteers.
  • Assist with “stuffing packets” and arrange for other volunteers.
  • Write an article regarding the conference for the CSSP newsletter.


PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS

Chair: Leigh Williams
lwilliams33@cherrycreekschools.org

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Professional Relations Chairperson has the following responsibilities as a member of the Professional Development program area:

  • Attend and participate in their program area and board meetings.
  • Create a written document outlining the opportunities and process for nominating and electing CSSP’s officers.
  • Provide the above document to the Publications Chairperson for inclusion in newsletter prior to elections.
  • Select committee members to assist in carrying out the necessary tasks of the committee.
  • Announce nomination procedures at the annual conference, publish them in the newsletter immediately preceding the nominations/elections deadlines, list them on the association website and email members.
  • Collect statements created by the candidates related to their qualifications and backgrounds.
  • Work with the Publications chairperson to coordinate the dissemination of information about the candidate if publication deadlines coincide with nomination and election deadlines.
  • A secured online voting system will be designated as the primary system with direct mail serving as an alternative ballot mode should conditions necessitate.
  • Open ballots with the president-elect (or appointee) after the deadline.
  • Call candidates directly to inform them of election results prior to informing the Council/membership
  • Present the proposed slate of officers to the Executive Council via email.
  • Announce the results of elections to the membership via listserv and website.
  • Coordinate all activities related to the Declaration of School Psychology Week.
  • Solicit nominations for and facilitate selection of Colorado School Psychologist of the Year and other awards presented by CSSP.
  • Coordinate submission of School Psychologist of Year candidate paperwork for NASP School Psychologist of the Year.
  • Work with conference committee regarding public relations information and/or items to be distributed at conference as well as the presentation of the School Psychologist of the Year award.



Student Representatives

DU:
Shannon Hayes: Shannon.Hayes@du.edu
Brenna SchneiderBrenna.Schneider@du.edu

UNC:
Angelica Coumanova Kim: coum8321@bears.unco.edu
Astrid Rasmussen: rasm9704@bears.unco.edu

UCD:
Annie Behrent: ANNE.BEHRENT@ucdenver.edu
Molly Baird: mary.baird@ucdenver.edu

Roles and Responsibilities: Student Representatives have the following responsibilities as members of the Professional Development program area:

  • Attend and participate in their program area and board meetings.
  • Act as a liaison between students in their training program and CSSP for the purpose of receiving support, identifying issues and integrating into the profession of school psychology.
  • Create a list (with contact information including email addresses) of all students in their school psychology training program.
  • Provide above list to Technology Chairperson and/or webmaster for creation of a listserv.
  • Monitor the listserv regularly and bring forward issues identified by individuals on the listserv.
  • Assist as a volunteer at CSSP’s fall conference.
  • Serve on the scholarship silent auction team which is chaired by the Student/New Practitioner Representative, and work as support staff for all areas needed for the auction (raffle tickets, set up, etc.).



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