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

NCSPA Early Career Award
Posted on October 17, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair

The NCSPA Board has again approved the implementation of a drawing to provide an award for one NCSPA member who is in his/her first 4 years as a school psychologist.   This award will consist of 0 to be awarded to assist the winner in attending the NASP Convention which will be held in Chicago, Illinois from February 13th through the 16th 2018.  The process for selecting the award winner will be overseen by the North Carolina NASP Delegate Representative, Amy Ivey.

The criteria for eligibility for this award consists of:
  1. Current member of NCSPA
  2. Working in North Carolina
  3. In the first four years of work as a school psychologist
  4. Agreement to contribute an article to the NCSPA newsletter following attendance at the convention
Anyone interested in entering a drawing for this award would need to complete the following entry form. Paper entry forms are available online ( and can be sent to Amy Ivey via email ( They will also be accepted at the Fall Conference as long as the NCSPA membership of the individual can be confirmed at that time.

At the NCSPA Fall Conference, a special drawing will be held at the Members Meeting to select the winner of this award.  You do not need to be in attendance at the conference or the meeting to receive the award.  Once the winner has their NASP Convention Registration completed, they will be awarded the 0.
Posted on October 16, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair
Dear NCSPA Fall Conference Attendee,

It has recently been brought to our attention that the Bull City Half Marathon race will be taking place in downtown Durham on Sunday Oct. 22nd. The timing overlaps with the start of the Fall Conference and will impact travel into downtown. The roads around the convention center will be closed from 7:20am-8:10am to allow for the majority of the runners. You can see the map here:

We have taken steps to try and minimize the inconvenience to our attendees and guests on Sunday. Registration will open at 8:15am and run until to 9:15am. Both morning sessions will  start at 9:15 am and run until 12:30pm. Lunch is on your own from 12:30pm-2:00pm. The afternoon Sessions will run from 2:15pm -5:30pm. Our joint LPP and Student Advocacy reception will begin at 5:45pm in the Marriott lounge.  Participants should allow for longer travel time on Sunday morning.

The recommended route into downtown is as follows:

-Exit off Highway 147 at 12B onto S. Roxboro St.

-Take a left onto W. Trinity Ave.

-Take a left onto Morris St.

-Entrance to Parking Deck is on left side of street, right before W. Morgan St.

Please see the attached map

If you are staying at the Marriott, there is also valet parking available.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you at the conference!

NCSPA Fall Conference Committee
Fall Conference Raffle Info:
Posted on October 03, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair
Are you interested in going to a NASP training for FREE?
Posted on September 14, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair
Are you interested in going to a NASP training for FREE? The NCSPA Legislative and Public Policy (LPP) Committee is actively recruiting School Psychologists in NC interested in leading advocacy efforts within NCSPA through collaboration. If you have an interest in learning how to support advocacy and build on to the existing advocacy efforts within NCSPA, please consider joining. As an incentive, NCSPA will sponsor 2 current NCSPA members to attend the NASP Public Policy Institute (PPI) in Washington, DC in July 2018, a 3-day event. Sponsorship includes the PPI conference fee, hotel, meals, and transportation expenses. Please visit the NASP website for more information. Afterwards, you will have new skills and serve on the NCSPA board to continue advocating within your profession and be able to apply these skills directly to your work and within your school district. This position is applicable for NCSP certification and is applicable to your performance appraisal. Please email Leigh Kokenes ( OR Mary Whitehouse ( if you are interested in learning more details about this opportunity for leadership and advocacy.
NCSPA 2017 Fall Conference Raffle
Posted on August 31, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair
NCSPA is holding their annual Fall Conference in Durham, North Carolina this year. As always, as part of the conference, we collect donations from businesses and individuals for a raffle to benefit a local charity. This year, the NCSPA is supporting Crayons2Calculators (C2C), a non-profit organization that provides free school and art supplies to classroom teachers in Durham Public Schools. Teachers and students need supplies to enrich the instructional program. In many schools, teachers pay for supplies out of their own pockets because the supply funds are limited and some parents and guardians are unable to provide the supplies needed. All DPS teachers are able to receive supplies from C2C. Teachers from the highest need schools, based on free/reduced lunch rate, visit the C2C warehouse monthly to pick out supplies. Crayons2Calculators supported Durham Public Schools last year by providing:
  • 1,060 teachers with school supplies, allowing them to improve and expand classroom instruction
  • 14,000 students with school supplies, equipping them for success in school
  • 3,399 total distributed in school supplies
  • ,000 in arts and craft supplies to all art, drama and dance teachers during a special giveaway
  • 85 first year teachers with a total of ,000 worth of supplies for their very first classroom
We have chosen to donate all proceeds to Crayons2Calculators. A monetary gift to C2C will help to ensure that all children have the opportunity to begin their school year prepared for success. For more information, please visit We invite you to donate at any level. Previous donations have ranged broadly in value and have consisted of products, gift certificates, and certificates for services. If you are interested in participating in this charitable effort, please contact Deirdre Martyn (; (919) 694-8873). If you would like to contact businesses to see if they would be interested in donating for this cause, you can download a letter drafted for this purpose here: 2017 Raffle Letter to Businesses.

The North Carolina School Psychology Association thanks you for your donation!

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