NCSPA is a professional organization that supports and advocates for school psychologists across North Carolina to provide comprehensive services that reflect best practices in the field of school psychology.

Welcome parents, educators, leaders, and student support specialists!

We hope that you will find this resource helpful as you fulfill your role in ensuring positive educational outcomes and wellness for all our children and youth. As School Psychologists across North Carolina, we can be part of the solution, no matter the problem!

Special Announcements

New Election for President-Elect
Posted on November 19, 2015 by Tech Committee Chair
Dear NCSPA Members,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Leigh Kokenes has withdrawn from the President-Elect position. NCSPA will be holding another election for a new President-Elect.  If you are interested in learning more about the role, expectations and commitment I would be happy to answer questions.  Any interested member may reply by December 1st.  A new election will be held prior to the new year.  Please email me with your interest or questions at  Thank-you!

Sarah Kelly
NCSPA President
Happy School Psychology Awareness Week!: November 9th-13th, 2015
Posted on November 12, 2015 by Tech Committee Chair
Dear School Psychologists in North Carolina,

On behalf of the North Carolina School Psychology Association, I want to thank every one of you for the work that you do with the children and families in North Carolina. Across our state, you are making a difference to “Connect the Dots and Thrive!” The support that you provide our schools, teachers, districts and most importantly, our students, cannot be matched. Thank you for all that you do to support the educational and social-emotional well-being of children, families and schools. Also, make sure that you are taking the time to take care of one another! Happy School Psychology Awareness Week 2015! Please be sure to share with NCSPA all the great things you are doing for SPAW in your districts! You can do this via email:, or social media: #ncspaSPAW15

Warmest Regards,
Sarah Kelly
President, NCSPA

Fall 2015 NCSPA Mountain Region Colleague Consultation and Collaboration Session!
Posted on October 16, 2015 by Tech Committee Chair
You are invited to our first Mountain Region Consultation and Collaboration Session on December 1, 2015. Come discuss hot topics in the field and brainstorm ideas to help overcome common challenges. We hope that you will enjoy this opportunity to relax and get to know the other practitioners in your region. Information will also be provided about how to become more involved in NCSPA for those who are interested. Light refreshments will be provided. For more info and to register, click here.
Get Involved with NCSPA - Run for a Position on the Board!
Posted on September 28, 2015 by Tech Committee Chair
If you are interested in running for (or want more information about) the following NCSPA Board positions: North Piedmont Regional Rep, South Piedmont Regional Rep, Mountain Regional Rep, Coastal Regional Rep, Secretary, President-Elect, please contact Alex Tabori at!
Tier Six of School Psychologist Salary Schedule: Update
Posted on September 15, 2015 by Tech Committee Chair
Dear NCSPA Members,

I'm happy to report the Tier Six of our salary scale was funded in the Compromise Budget Proposal which will be voted on this week (with no amendments allowed). The budget contains more policy than the Governor said he would allow (specifically tax policy) so there is a chance that he could veto the budget. If that happens, a new Continuing Resolution would be needed to fund the state after September 18th or a very quick override of the veto by the Legislature. The Tier Six should be safe in all scenarios.

Our Tier Six appears on page 103 of the budget:

SECTION 9.1.(d) The twenty-sixth step of the salary schedule for (i) school psychologists, (ii) school speech pathologists who are licensed as speech pathologists at the master's degree level or higher, and (iii) school audiologists who are licensed as audiologists at the master's degree level or higher shall be seven and one-half percent (7.5%) higher than the salary received by these same employees on the twenty-fifth step of the salary schedule.

More information regarding the budget will be published in the Lobbyist Loft article in the October NCSPA Newsletter.

Cheryl Posner-Cahill, Ed.D
NC School Psychology Association
Member Lobbyist
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