School Psychologists as Systems Change Leaders

  • 11/08/2021
  • 1:00 PM
  • 11/08/2022
  • 3:00 PM
  • A Zoom link will be provided after registration
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  • There is a $20 charge for non-members.


School Psychologists as Systems Change Leaders

Live-streamed November 8th, 2021 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

By: Tyler Kitson Ed.S., NCSP and Hiral Vekarka Ed.S., NCSP

Only $10 for members and $20 for non-members

Participants may earn 2.0 SCECHs for attending the live event and completing the appropriate SCECH's survey within two weeks.  A link to a recorded version will be provided to all registered guests.  You may register and receive a link to the recording up to one year after the live event. Please note, the recording will not be available until two weeks after the event.  As a result, participants can not earn SCECH's for viewing the recorded version.  

Session description:  The purpose of this session is to provide information on best practices in leadership in order to support systems change. In addition, this session will cover information related to the NASP practice model and steps to integrate comprehensive services. 

Learning objectives:

  • to gain a better understanding of leadership theories and skills
  • to learn how to utilize skills to align practices with the comprehensive role
  • to utilize skills outlined in current settings 

About the presenters:

Tyler Kitson, Ed.S, NCSP is a School Psychologist in the Olathe Public Schools and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).  He has served as a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Practice Model Committee since 2015 and currently serves as the Chair of the committee.   He additionally serves as the Northeast Region representative on the Kansas Association of School Psychologists (KASP) board.  In the Olathe Public Schools, he is a part of the school psychologist strategic planning committee, which strives to align the role of the school psychologist with the NASP Practice Model as well as develop a strategic plan for areas of improvement.  Tyler was awarded the 2020 NASP Presidential Award in recognition of exceptional service to children and school psychology.  He has also presented at the state and national level to further the profession of school psychology.

Hiral Vekarka, Ed.S, NCSP is a School Psychologist in the Montgomery County Public Schools and is an MTSS consultant for Wake County Public School System.  Hiral has been the chair of the NASP Leadership Development Committee since 2016 and has participated in a variety of task forces within NASP to support the strategic plan of the association.  Hiral received the NASP Presidential Award in 2014 and 2019.  Hiral is a member of her state and local state association and serves on the Diversity and Social Justice committee. 

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