Welcome Message from SDASP President, Julie Remmereid
Greetings and thanks for visiting the South Dakota Association of School Psychologists website!
The Purpose of SDASP is:
To serve the educational and mental health needs of ALL students.
To encourage and provide opportunities for the professional growth of school psychologists.
To inform the public about the services and practice of psychology in the schools.
To advance the standards of the profession of school psychology.
To cooperate with other agencies, offices, and organizations on subjects of common concern.
The vision of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is that all children and youth access the learning, behavior, and mental health support needed to thrive in school, at home, and throughout life. Consistent with this vision is the core purpose of NASP, which is to empower school psychologists to promote the learning, behavior, and mental health of all children and youth. This purpose is accomplished through the values of integrity, diversity, a focus on children and youth, advocacy, collaborative relationships, continuous improvement, and visionary leadership. (2020, NASP)
We invite you to explore this site to learn more about our profession, school psychologist positions in-state, and the various activities of our association.
2023 SDASP Awards
School Psychologist of the Year
Julie Remmereid is SDASP's 2023 School Psychologist of the Year.
2023 Early Career Award
“Our early career recipient has shown a remarkable commitment to her own professional development. She actively seeks out opportunities to enhance her knowledge and skills in school psychology she has already made a noticeable impact in her short time as a school psychologist. She has consistently gone above and beyond to meet the needs of the students, teachers, and parents she serves. Her efforts have led to measurable improvements in student outcomes, behavior management, and overall school climate. As for addressing innovative and creative approaches to address the challenges within the school system, she is an active PBIS team member within the Douglas School District, she has implemented novel interventions and strategies that have proven effective in supporting students' academic, social, and emotional needs. This recipient's ability to collaborate with teachers, parents, administrators, and other professionals has been noteworthy. Her open and timely communication style fosters positive relationships, which in turn contribute to a more supportive learning environment. Her leadership qualities are beyond her years of experience. She is not only a resourceful practitioner but also an advocate for students' well-being and access to quality education. She takes the initiative in advocating for necessary resources, policies, and practices that promote positive change within the school community. Overall, this woman’s exceptional qualities, including her dedication to growth, impact, innovation, collaboration, advocacy, adaptability, ethics, and contributions to research, make her an outstanding candidate. This year's recipient of the South Dakota Association of School Psychologist’s Early Career School Psychologist Award is presented to Sydney Franck.”
SDASP's Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Ted Williams is SDASP's 2019 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.