The Laura Whitmore Meritorious Service Award recognizes the meritorious service of our professional colleagues. Laura Whitmore was a school psychologist in the Santa Clara Unified and Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School Districts and also served on the SCCASP board in a variety of capacities for many years. She was a passionate and fierce advocate for students. She established trusting relationships with parents and school staff to ensure understanding of and success for students with all types of learning and social-emotional needs. Her open-door policy and willingness to always make time for students during times of need facilitated healing for countless students over the years. Laura remained dedicated to students and her beloved profession through her death due to cancer in August of 2017.
In the spirit of honoring Laura, this award is not a competition. You are encouraged to nominate a colleague you feel is deserving of such an award. The recipient(s) will be recognized at the June luncheon. The selection(s) will be made with the approval of the SCCASP Executive Board. The award will be made for outstanding work in one or more of the following categories:
The Mike Goodman Lifetime Achievement Award goes to individuals who have shown long-term service to children, the community, and the profession of school psychology.
Dr. Michael Goodman was a school psychologist who worked for both the Gilroy and Oak Grove School Districts. He was also a trainer and lecturer in the School Psychology Department at UC Berkeley. Michael was an inspiration to many of us in Santa Clara County, SCCASP, and CASP, as well as to many other school psychologists throughout the state.
Michael served as president of SCCASP, CASP, and held numerous CASP Board positions throughout his career which was shortened by his death in 1999 due to illness. This award was established in his honor and is SCCASP’s most distinguished award. Please consider nominating your friends and colleagues who do outstanding work and who may not always get the recognition they deserve.
Click here to view the past Mike Goodman Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.
Only practicing school psychologists providing direct services to students, teachers, parents, or community agencies are eligible for CASP's Nadine M. Lambert OSP award. Nominees must be CASP members.
Award Criteria (exemplary service in one or more areas)
Examples include, but are not limited to:
5. Service to Community Agencies.
6. Service to the Profession.
Click here to view the past Nadine Lambert Award SCCASP nominees and recipients.