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SCCASP Updates & End of Year Celebration Recap

6 May 2024 11:10 AM | Sherry Flores (Administrator)

2023-24 Year in Review. It’s been an eventful year full of growth and learning. We kicked off the school year with a Legal Q&A, then learned some Positive Discipline Tools to nurture a growth mindset, then got an overview of Core-Selective Evaluation Process (C-SEP) for conducting targeted SLD assessments, then we dived deeper in evaluating executive functions, and lastly finished off the year with learning more about assessment of bilinguals. As your President, I've strived to enhance communication and collaboration within our community and provide valuable resources for professional development. I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the SCCASP Board and dedicated volunteers who have worked behind the scenes to make each event successful. Let's continue to support each other's growth, share knowledge, and embark on this journey together. Please consider volunteering or renewing your membership with SCCASP and CASP – it's all about seizing opportunities and fostering a spirit of unity. Thank you for being a part of our vibrant community, and here's to more exciting endeavors ahead!

Congratulations to the ballot winners for the 2024-25 SCCASP Board!

  • Secretary: Katie Pettersen

  • Treasurer-Elect: Kelly Alves-Helsing

  • Unfortunately, we did not receive any nominations for the President-Elect or Treasurer positions. If you or someone you know might be interested in the position, please email if you are interested.

Please help SCCASP out!

  • We want you! SCCASP is looking for someone like you to be a volunteer. Your commitment can be as little or as much as you would like based on your availability! Please note that our roles can be a collaborative effort. If you'd like to inquire further, please message us or send us an email to 

As always, we highly encourage attending a SCCASP Board Meeting where we talk about events, socials, and how to increase member engagement. Register on our SCCASP Events website 

– our last Board Meeting for this school year will be held on June 27th. Even if you can’t attend the entire time, we would love to see and hear from our members!

Upcoming 2024-25 SCCASP Events were announced at our End of Year Celebration! 

We’re kicking off the upcoming school year once again with a Legal Q&A with Jan Tomsky and Eliza McArthur. Submit your questions here:

We are offering a Multi-Event Package exclusive to SCCASP Members, so join and/or renew your membership today and it will be valid for the 2024-25 school year! (NOTE: Once your registration and payment is received for this package, you will receive a code that you will use to self-register for the events.)

(Regarding CEUs for SCCASP Events: CEUs vary by workshop - please review each workshop for additional information. CASP maintains responsibility for the program and its content. An email will be sent out to members when CEUs are available to purchase.)

Check out our other CASP Affiliate Events! If you are a member, our fellow CASP Affiliates are offering member rates/discounts. SCCASP Members, please message us at so we can send you the code to register for the affiliate/member rate upon membership verification. 

  • (Offered by SANDCASP) Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention with Nancy Mather, Ph.D., Laura Stevenson, M.S., and Nicole Sherman Brewer, Ph.D.:

For your reference: Professional Development Opportunities from all CASP Affiliates

Congratulations to our award winners! We commend you for your dedication and compassion to the field of School Psychology. 

  • Mike Goodman Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: Dr. James Hiramoto

    • Dr. Hiramoto demonstrates values consistent with best practices and public service, unparalleled work ethic, and always going above and beyond in his practice. He is characterized as disciplined, conscientious, honorable, patient, and compassionate. He is a contributing author to various CASP Publications, presented at many CASP events, and a leader of the CASP Larry P. Task Force, and an active member of the CASP Assessment Committee. Dr. Hiramoto is able to quote Ed. Code chapter and verse, as well as answer any questions about how to implement Ed. Code. He has a remarkable ability to uplift those around him which serves as evidence of your impact to the educational community. 

      • SCCASP appreciates the thorough and thoughtful references from May Nguyen, Paloma Rodriguez Barajas, Marie Burkin-Caffese, and Chris Jones, as well as the attendees at the End of Year Celebration. Congratulations James!

  • Laura Whitmore Meritorious Service Award recipient: Laura Rosso Knight

    • Laura has been with Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) for 9 years. Her background gives a unique ability to see a variety of perspectives, as well as with her cultural and linguistic knowledge, that allows her to connect with multilingual students and families. Within the district, Laura is always open and willing to support another School Psychologist, especially with bilingual cases. With her background as a teacher and being a parent of a child with special needs, this allows you to have an empathetic lens and is evident in your practice. Your school staff, share that they are blessed to work alongside an amazing profession and her dedication to the job, the district, and her teams are highly praised.

      • SCCASP appreciates the wonderful feedback from Laura’s school district staff - Christine Klaus-Gonzalez, Heidi Pilawski, Raquel Dominguez, Katie Pettersen, and “Room 13” (Nicole Cohn, Sarah Hudson, Theresamai Cao, Annie Blakely, Stephanie Schulte), as well as the attendees at the End of Year Celebration. Congratulations Laura!

Thank you for attending our End of Year Celebration and supporting SCCASP.

In March, some of our very own SCCASP Board (President-Elect, Kim Noll; Co-Treasurer, Darlene Norman; Past-President, Emily Bersaglia; and Secretary, Katie Pettersen) joined CASP and other California School Psychologist Affiliates in Sacramento for CASP Legislative Day to advocate for the school psychology profession and the well-being of California's students. We strive to make a difference and ensure that each child has the support they need to thrive. 

Check out relevant tags on social media: #CASPLegislativeDay #EducationForAll #PolicyImpact #StudentsFirst

In case you missed it from our last newsletter - Looking for webinars to satisfy the Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention Training and Telehealth Coursework for your Application for Licensure or Renewal? Check out CASP’s website ( where they provide both of these trainings at a cost (discounted rate for CASP Members). Sometimes, they may offer these workshops during the CASP Convention which will be held on October 15-18, 2024.

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