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School Psychologists of Central Ohio (SPCO)

 

    
Mission Statement: School Psychologists of Central Ohio (SPCO) is committed to promoting the professional growth of school psychologists by sharing ideas, methods, and current research and practices in the areas of school psychology and related fields.  To achieve this mission, SPCO partners with school psychology training programs and local school districts and is strongly committed to supporting changes in local, state, and federal legislation which are in the best interest of children's individual educational and mental health needs.  This organization will acknowledge its affiliation with and support of the Ohio School Psychologists Association (OSPA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) by promoting membership and participation in said organizations.
    
Website: www.spcohio.org
   
Newsletter:
    
Ohio Counties or Region Served: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin,
Licking, Madison, Pickaway, Union
    
Current President: Jennifer Glenn, MS, CAGS, NCSP
spcohio@gmail.com
    
President-Elect: Position Open
   
Secretary: Carina Turner, Ed. S
   
Treasurer: Ashlie Kempton, Ed.S
   
Other Board Members

Membership/Workshops - Dr. Charlotte Risby

Public Relations/Social Media - Lani Zelaya, Ed.S.

Regional Representative to OSPA Executive Board - Dr. Lauren Reynolds

    
Current Membership: 60
 
Membership Form: Use the "Join Now" button on our website at http://www.spcohio.org/   A Professional membership is $16, Student is $6.
    
Number of OSPA Executive Board Members: 1
    
   
    
2019-20 Meeting Schedule:

 All meetings are open to all SPCO Members and guests. The next meeting is Saturday, November 23 at 10am at the Starbucks in Bexley, OH.

 

 

 

SPCO is currently working on obtaining tax-exempt status.  SPCO is a non-profit professional association through the Secretary of State’s office. Now, the SPCO Board is organizing financial records, founding documents, and operating procedures in order to fulfill the requirements for tax-exempt status.

SPCO is continuing outreach to OSPA members who live within the SPCO counties but are not currently SPCO members.

SPCO is in the planning stages of a Spring workshop in conjunction with The Ohio State University. The date is Friday, May 15, 2020, and the sessions will focus on best practices for intervention and assessment for English Language Learners.

    
Contact for
Meeting Information:
spcohio@gmail.com
    
Special Affiliations or Roles: Many school districts in our region serve as practica and intern school psychologist sites for The Ohio State University.
    
Additional Information:

We would like to work with OSPA to increase active membership and to expand our role as an expert resource beyond the school forum and into the broader community.  SPCO can now provide MCEs for our workshops, and provides certificates of attendance to assist with CEUs as well.
 
This website provides an excellent opportunity for the Regionals to unite into a statewide presence through OSPA and become a reliable and respected resource for information related to the education of children, broadly defined.

    
"Celebrities" or Special Stories: We have several award-winners among our membership, including an OSPA School Psychologist of the Year, Jim Kline. Jack Naglieri, one of the authors of the Cognitive Assessment System and other norm-referenced standardized assessment instruments, is an alumnus of our region.

Our membership represents professionals from large urban, suburban, mixed suburban/rural, and rural districts. We have an active relationship with the School Psychology program at OSU, and members of the faculty are actively involved in OSPA and SPCO.