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UASP Board of Directors

2022-23 Academic Year

Kirsten Mele

Kirsten has worked as a school psychologist since completing her graduate work in 1996. Currently she works in Davis School District where she has been a mentor for new employees for 7 years, participated in a committee to define the role of the School Psychologist in Davis, helped align the Davis Evaluate system with NCSP standards for School Psychologists and worked as a trainer for the Think Social curriculum. Her goal is to promote the importance of the profession of school psychology in the educational system.

Bethanie Monsen-Ford
Past President

Over the years Bethanie has been an active member of UASP and held the following roles: Student Representative, District Representative, and Board Member. She currently works in Davis School District as a School Psychologist and Related Services Supervisor. She resides in Davis County with her husband and "fur-kids". She has a passion for supporting students, families, and school staff and strives to unite professionals in an effort to provide the best support possible in our community.

Sterling Stauffer

Sterling is a practicing school psychologist in Washington County School District. He has served on various teams developing district RTI, EL, PSW, and MTSS policies, practices, and supports. He has served on the legislative, PR and Tech, Research, and Publications committees within UASP and is excited to continue advocating for and supporting school psychologists throughout the state.

Ann-Michelle Neal

Ann-Michelle Neal has served on the board of trustees for the Utah Association of School Psychologists for many years. Currently, she works for the Utah State Board of Education in school Accountability and Assessment and supporting the WIDA Assessment for English Learners. During her time on the board, she has served as President of UASP and in the role of Conference Chair. In her work, she has supported the Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports (UMTSS) grant and served as a school psychologist in Nebo School District.

Rovi Hidalgo
Corresponding Secretary

Rovi Hidalgo graduated from the University of Utah in 2020 and is a school psychologist and board certified behavior analyst in Davis School District. Rovi grew up in Wendover, Utah, and enjoys spending time with her family and dog, playing video games, and exploring cuisines. Her areas of interest include the implementation of schoolwide behavior interventions and supports and participating in problem-solving committees. During her service on the board, Rovi hopes to connect with and inspire other upcoming school psychologists and students to explore the field.

Lora Tuesday Heathfield
NASP Delegate

Lora has been a long-time Board member, serving as Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and President. She is currently Utah's NASP Delegate, which is a liaison role between UASP and NASP in order to facilitate ongoing communication and collaboration. Lora has worked as a licensed practitioner in school, hospital, and outpatient settings, as a school psychology trainer, researcher, and supervisor, and as a consultant. She is currently the Program Evaluation Coordinator in Canyons School District and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School Psychology program at the University of Utah.

Taylor Jackson
Recording Secretary

Taylor is an early-career school psychologist working in Granite School District. He graduated from Brigham Young University with an emphasis on autism and social skills interventions. He grew up in Taylorsville, UT. As a board member of UASP, Taylor has a passion for issues of social justice and helping meet the social and emotional needs of the students in Utah schools.

Brent Coffman
2022-2024 Trustee

Brent has practiced school psychology for 20 years and is currently the Special Education Coordinator for Nebo School District. He has practiced in hospitals and taught previously as adjunct faculty at Brigham Young University.

Shelly DeWitt
2021-2023 Trustee

Shelly is the lead psychologist in Tooele County School District. She has served on various teams developing district StAT/RTI, ELL, PSW, and MTSS policies, practices, and supports. She provides mentoring and coaching to school SPED teams as well as PD and other professional training to teachers and staff in the areas of Compliance, IEP development, KTEA training, and ReThink training. Shelly completed her graduate program at the University of Utah and is passionate about social justice advocacy and team driven collaboration.

Kevin Labresh
2022-2024 Trustee

Kevin Labresh is a practicing school psychologist in the Davis School District. Kevin is passionate about advocating for the field of school psychology, facilitating collaboration among colleagues, and promoting healthy self-care habits. He is active on various school psychology social media platforms and serves as a moderator of ‘Said No School Psychologist Ever’ a Facebook group composed of 15,000 school psychologists, where colleagues can come together, exchange resources, and share a laugh or two.

Shaylyn Lyksett
2022-2024 Trustee

Shaylyn is a school psychologist with Granite School District where she serves at the elementary and junior high level, as well as helping with their youth in custody program. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She is eager to contribute to the passion and drive that UASP members have to advocate for our profession, students, school staff, and communities.

Nancy Miramontes
2021-23 Trustee

Nancy is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Counseling Psychology and Special Education Department at Brigham Young University. Nancy dedicates her time to preparing graduate students for careers in School Psychology where they will work collaboratively with educators and parents to address children's and adolescents' behavioral health and learning needs. Nancy is passionate about working with ELL communities and advocating for best and equitable practices for all learners.

Marsha Neuhaus
2022-2024 Trustee

Marsha has worked as a school psychologist for nearly a decade after graduating from Chapman University in California. She spent three years in Marin County working and building her experience as a school psychologist before moving to Utah. She currently works in Summit County as a rural school psychologist. She is most passionate about grow your own school psychologist programs, assessment and training, and public policy. 

Lauren Rich
2022-2024 Trustee

Lauren has served as UASP President, legislative chair, and in many other capacities in UASP. She has worked as a school psychologist and Related Services Supervisor for Davis School District, and currently works as an assistant director for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. Born and bred in Utah, she loves living here and serving her school psychologist community.

Sophie Rindlisbaker
2022-2024 Trustee

Sophie is a school psychologist in Davis School District. She switched from teaching after struggling to help her own children with learning difficulties. She believes that school psychologists should be an integral part of addressing needs within our communities, including educational reform, social justice, and mental health concerns. Sophie hopes to raise awareness of our potential as school psychologists and increase resource allotment and scope of practice. Sophie’s interests include aligning intervention with best practice, promoting data based decision making, and advocating for more inclusive and accepting environments in our schools.

Naomi Varuso
2021-2023 Trustee

Naomi currently practices as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist in Jordan School District. She completed graduate studies at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Naomi is an active member of NASP and has attended both state and national level conferences. She is excited for the chance to partner with other driven school psychologists to continue moving the profession forward.

Ellie Young
2021-2023 Trustee

Ellie Young is the graduate coordinator of the school psychology program at Brigham Young University where she is an associate professor. She studies school-wide implementation of MTSS/PBIS and social-emotional screening strategies.

April Zmudka
2021-2023 Trustee

April is an early career school psychologist in Canyons School District. Working as a school psychologist has further ignited her passion toward improving school psychologists' role as a valued systems-level member of every school. April is passionate about sharing the many impactful ways that school psychologists can support and improve schools. Her passions include all things special education law, providing professional development to teachers, supporting students with high behavioral needs, and parent training. She hopes that her fierce love of public speaking and professional development will allow her to be another strong advocate in the UASP community.

Board Meeting Schedule for 2022-23

 Full Board Meetings Committee Meetings
 August 9, 2022 (minutes) September 
 October 11, 2022 November
 January 10, 2023 February
 March 14, 2023 April
 May 9, 2023 June

Board meetings are held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

via Zoom and in person in SLC

  UASP Board meetings are open meetings - all members are welcome to attend!

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