School Psychologist needed at the Pioneer Valley Charter School
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) has an opportunity for a 0.8 FTE School Psychologist beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. The successful candidate will hold the appropriate state licensure and have experience in assessment, consultation and intervention. See attached job description and application information.
Rubrics for Evaluating School Psychologists
The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association recently developed rubrics for evaluating school psychologists. We are proud to announce that the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has posted our rubrics on the DESE Rubrics page. School psychologists and school administrators can access the rubrics at http://www.doe.mass.edu/edeval/resources/rubrics/.
Important Conference Information
There was an error in the MSPA spring conference mailing. This conference does not contain a component on ethics and therefore 3 CEUs for ethics will not be offered.
MSPA Spring Conference May 16th-Save the Date
The MSPA Spring Conference will be held May 16, 2014 on Supporting students with concussion: Getting school psychologists in the game with Gerard Gioia, PH.D. The brochure is attached and can be downloaded for early registration.
Dr. Gioia is a pediatric neuropsychologist and the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology at Children’s National Medical Center, where he directs the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program and two research core laboratories. He is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Gioia is a clinician, researcher, teacher/ trainer, and public health advocate for persons and families with brain injuries. He is an active researcher in the areas of the executive functions and youth concussions. He works with the CDC on their “Heads Up” concussion educational programs, as a contributing author to their toolkits.
Dr. Gioia was on the American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Guideline Author panel. He is the team neuropsychologist for the NHL’s Washington Capitals and the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, multiple school systems, and numerous youth sports organizations in the Baltimore-Washington region. He consults with the local and National Governing Organizations of ice hockey, lacrosse, football, rugby, and soccer related to concussion management and is on the Medical Advisory Committee for USA Football. He is a former school psychologist in Maryland in 1984-1986.
Web-based registration will be available after the NASPO Convention. Save the date and join us at the Sheraton Framingham in May. FINAL_Spring_Conference_2014
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