NJASP

New Jersey Association of School Psychologists

NJASP has several board openings for 2018-2019.  

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GET INVOLVED AND JOIN THE NJASP BOARD.


Getting involved is easy and a great way to expand your practice and resume, get involved in public policy, and gain leadership skills.  NJASP board members represent NJASP at local, state, and national functions.  They have opportunities to develop policy for NJASP and influence change at the state level.  NJASP board members are frequently invited to participate on NJDOE committees and serve as a liaison to other state association.  Consider joining the NJASP board and expanding your professional network.  


We are looking for nominations for the following positions.  All candidates will be asked to submit a biography/resume for review by the board before elections.  If you are interested and or have have questions  email Stephanie Frasier, NJASP President Elect, at stephfrasier@yahoo.com.  Nominations must be submitted by March 4, 2018.    

Regional Delegates:   Southern, Central, and Northern Delegates needed

Each region has two delegates.  One new delegate is elected each year.  Delegates represent Northern, Central, and Southern regions of the state.  The Central region shall include the following counties: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, and Union.  The Northern region includes those counties north of those listed above and the Southern regions include the remaining counties, which are south of those listed counties.  

Responsibilities include:

  • be voting members of the Executive Board and shall serve for two years
  • be required to attend NJASP board meetings in-person of electronically.  Meetings are the second Thursday of the month and held at the NJEA building in Trenton
  • serve on at least one committee of the Association as designated by the President with the approval of the majority of the remaining members of the Executive Board.
  • be responsible to facilitate at least one annual major workshop in their region for NJASP members
  • develop a method of communication with members in their region and maintain ongoing dialogue, e.g., regionalized e-mail messages, listservs, website notices
  • develop and facilitate other activities to enhance NJASP membership involvement in regional areas.

The ideal candidate must be a certified school psychologist and member of NJASP.  Good organizational skills and an outgoing personality are an asset.  The average time commitment is approximately 4-10 hours per month.  You will serve your term with a 2nd year delegate, so experience is not necessary.  

Secretary:

NJASP has one secretary.  A secretary is elected each year and can serve consecutive terms.  

Responsibilities include:

  • be a voting member of the Executive Board and serve for one year
  • be required to attend NJASP board meetings in-person of electronically.  Meetings are the second Thursday of the month and held at the NJEA building in Trenton
  • notify Executive Board members of the next meeting either by mail or e-mail
  • record the minutes of each Executive Board and Business meeting so as to accurately reflect the full meaning and intent, if not verbatim, of discussions, decisions, and actions
  • distribute the minutes of each meeting at least one week prior to the next meeting to Executive Board members either by mail or e-mail
  • submit the minutes for adoption by the Executive Board meeting and make corrections as needed 
  • maintain a minutes' book covering at least twelve months and bring it to all meetings

The ideal candidate must be a certified school psychologist and member of NJASP.  The ideal candidate has good orgnaization and  note taking skills.  This position requires approximately 4-6 hours per month.  No experience is required.  

President Elect:  

The President-Elect shall serve for one year, then succeed to the office of President to serve for one year before succeeding to the office of Past-President for one year.

Responsibilities include:  

  • be a voting member of the Executive Board and serve for one year
  • be required to attend NJASP board meetings in-person of electronically.  Meetings are the second Thursday of the month and held at the NJEA building in Trenton
  • preside at all meetings of the Association and the Executive Board. The President is responsible for determining the date, location, and time of the meetings and for developing and disbursing the agenda for the meeting
  • serve as the major spokesperson for NJASP on existing positions or delegate this role to other NJASP officers and members of the Executive Board. Requests for information concerning NJASP existing positions or issues are channeled through the president first and, if unavailable, through the Past-President second, and the President-Elect, third. Requests for information on non-existing positions should be referred to the President or to the Executive Board. In an emergency the President shall poll, either by telephone or e-mail, the voting members of the Executive Board to obtain a consensus of opinion. Nothing in the foregoing shall prohibit any member of the association from speaking as an individual school psychologist
  • serve as an ex-officio member of all committees of the Association
  • appoint chairpersons of all standing and ad hoc committees of NJASP and shall make such other appointments as are necessary to carry on the business of the Association. All appointments shall be subject to the approval of the Executive Board
  • consistent with NJASP long-range goals, will set an agenda of goals for the year of his/her presidency to be presented at the first meeting of his/her presidential year
  • revise and update correspondence sent to members, i.e. prospective and new member packets and past due notices;  (2008)
  • complete and distribute roster of elected and appointed Executive Board members to the Executive Board and administrative services by July 1st.  
The ideal candidate must be a certified school psychologist and member of NJASP.  The ideal candidate is an experienced school psychologist that has experience working in the field of education.  An outgoing personality with strong leadership skills is a must. Past experience on the NJASP board is encouraged.  


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