Colorado Society of School Psychologists

The Mission of CSSP is to strengthen the effectiveness of school psychologists in addressing academic, social, and emotional needs of children and youth in Colorado. We believe that school psychologists have a unique niche in the educational process. We are grounded in research-based educational and psychological practice and collaboration skills that allow us to provide the leadership necessary for the educational change process.

2014 CSSP Fall Conference – A Huge Success!

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2014 CSSP Fall Conference, Paving the Path to Success: Engaging Our Students One Intervention at a Time November 6-8, 2014 at the beautiful Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa.

More than 280 people participated in this year’s conference and left with new and increased knowledge and skills related to psychoeducational assessment, instructional support, ethical decision-making, and mental health services and interventions. Attendees can access conference handouts via our conference website: http://cssp-conference-201405.webnode.com/ (use the username and password provided in your conference folder).

 See you back in Vail for next year’s conference November 5-7, 2015!

2015 CSSP Board Elections

The Colorado Society of School Psychologists is now accepting nominations for the open positions of Treasurer, Secretary, and President-Elect on the executive council of the board.  Members may nominate themselves or other school psychologists who are CSSP members through the following process: nomination materials should be completed and emailed to the Professional Relations committee by February 28th (elly.m.baker@gmail.com).  Materials should include:

  • ·         Name of nominee
  • ·         Contact information of nominee
  • ·         Current professional role of nominee
  • ·         Position for nomination
  • ·         Brief nomination statement including: “Why is the nominee qualified to hold the position?”

Descriptions of the open positions are included below.  Questions regarding the nomination and/or election process may be directed to Elly Baker at elly.m.baker@gmail.com

Secretary – The Secretary shall keep minutes of all business meetings of the Society and of its Council, shall issue calls and notices of all meetings, notices, and other activities of the Society, and shall furnish copies of minutes for all meetings which have occurred since the previous mailing.  This position holds a two-year term.

Treasurer – The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds, shall sign checks for disbursement of funds, shall keep careful accounting of all receipts and expenses, and shall provide statements on the condition of the treasury to the membership at each general meeting and to the Council at each of its meetings.  The Treasurer shall also cooperate with the Membership Chairperson in preparing the list of members in good standing and of persons eligible to hold office.  Records of the office shall be made available to the Fiscal Advisory Committee at the close of the current term (June 30).  This position holds a two-year term.

President-Elect – The President-Elect shall take the place of the President whenever the latter is unable to function, shall succeed to the Presidency in case of vacancy, and shall be bound by the agreement to continue as CSSP President during the ensuing year.  As President, responsibilities include calling and presiding at all meetings of the Society and of its Council and appointing the chairpersons of the standing committees and of special committees and task forces.  The President shall be considered a member of all such committees and task forces and oversee all affairs of the Society.  A further responsibility is to ensure that yearly income and expenditures are subject to fiscal review at the close of the current term.