UTAH ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS

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UASP Board of Directors

2020-21 Academic Year


Bethanie Monsen-Ford
President Elect, Acting 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.


Lauren Rich
Past President

Lauren currently serves as the Past President for the UASP board. She is a school psychologist and Related Services Supervisor for Davis School District. Born and bred in Utah, she loves living here and serving her school psychologist community.


Ann-Michelle Neal
Treasurer

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.


Sterling Stauffer
Corresponding Secretary

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 currently serves on the legislative and PR and Tech committees within UASP and is excited to continue advocating for and supporting school psychologists throughout the state.


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.


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.


Brent Coffman
2019-2021 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.


Melissa Heath
2019-2021 Trustee

Melissa is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and professor in Brigham Young University’s School Psychology Program. She researches school-based crisis intervention, children’s grief, and bibliotherapy that addresses children’s social emotional needs.


Brittaini Howard
2019-21 Trustee

Brittaini received her PhD in School Psychology from the University of Utah in 2014. Brittaini has worked in public school, university, and private practice settings. She enjoys involvement in state and national school psychology associations. Brittaini’s professional interests include externalizing behavior disorders, Social Emotional Learning, anxiety, and depression in preschool and early elementary populations.


Kirsten Mele
2019-2021 Trustee

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.


Ellie Young
2019-2021 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.


Josh Dunn
2020-2022 Trustee

Josh has been a practicing school psychologist for fifteen years, four of which have been in Utah. He has been fortunate to have experience in all settings from preschool to high school. His passions include cross battery assessment, navigating 'red-flag' advocacy situations, and understanding the social-political forces that shape special education and general education at large. Josh is excited to represent school psychologists and help strengthen public perception of school psychology as an essential service, advocate for increased respect and compensation for our profession, and help guide important policy decisions.


Rovi Hidalgo
2020-2022 Trustee

Rovi Hidalgo graduated from the University of Utah and is an early career school psychologist in Davis School District, and is also a board certified behavior analyst. 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, serving high-needs students, and consulting to improve student and adult behavior. As an early career school psychologist, Rovi also hopes to connect with, and inspire other upcoming school psychologists and graduate students to be confident in their skills and decision making.


Kevin Labresh
2020-2022 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.


Ashley Lower
2020-2022 Trustee

Ashley is a behavior specialist at the Utah State Board of Education. She has practiced as a school psychologist in Jordan School District and in Granite School District. Previous to her work as a school psychologist, she worked as a recreation therapist for several years in a residential treatment center in Provo, Utah. Ashley is passionate about supporting and advocating for the needs of students across the state of Utah. She will seek to bring a collaborative view to the UASP community, a desire to strengthen the relationships among school psychologists and across all school-based and community-based mental health professionals.


Hollie Pettersson
2020-2022 Trustee

Hollie highly values the lessons learned through her on-the-ground experience serving in various school systems In Utah and Idaho as a teacher (general and special education), school psychologist, building and district level administrator, director of state improvement initiatives, and university instructor. Hollie is passionate about justice for students of color and low-income families; she is the founder of Diligent Learning Group, a non-profit focused on addressing access-based achievement gaps.


Gerry Trelease
2020-2022 Trustee

Gerry graduated from Southern Utah University in 1991 and from BYU in 1995. He has worked in Granite School District serving primarily in Title One elementary schools. Since 2012 he has been the school psychology coordinator for Granite.


Suzanne Wilson
2020-2022 Trustee

Suzanne has worked as a school psychologist for four years. She has shared her research findings at multiple national and state conferences and in peer-reviewed journals. Along with supporting grieving students, one of her favorite parts of being a school psych is collaborating with parents and families, teachers, and other professionals to improve outcomes for students and families. She considers it a privilege to serve as a UASP trustee while the association continues in its important role of supporting and advocating for Utah's invaluable school psychologists.

Board Meeting Schedule for 2020-21

 Full Board Meetings Committee Meetings
 August 10, 2020 September  14, 2020
 October 12, 2020 November 9, 2020
 January 11, 2021 February 8, 2021
 March 8, 2021 April 12, 2021
 May 10, 2021 June 14, 2021
   

Board meetings are held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

via Zoom (until further notice)


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


University and District Representatives

BYU - Erin Neth, Rebecca Cramer, Alex Wheatley
UofU - Riann Gubler
USU - Megan Golson, David Longhurst
Alpine - Melisa Bostwick
Canyons - Chloe Ruebeck
Charters - Raina Jones
Davis - Sophie Rindlisbaker
Granite - Steve Prasad
Jordan - Melanie Nelson
Logan - Mary Griffin
Murray - Shawn Johnson
Nebo - Brent Coffman
Salt Lake City - Megan Wanzek
Summit/PC - Marsha Oberley
Washington - Sterling Stauffer
UASP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


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