TASP officers (executive board) include president, immediate past-president, president-elect, secretary, treasurer, and regional representatives. All officers serve 2 year terms and are elected in alternate years.
Past-President: Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart is honored to serve as TASP President for the 2019-2021 term. Her previous appointments include President Elect and East TN Regional Representative. Heather has been serving as a school psychologist for 20-years. She earned her PhD in educational psychology and research with a specialization in collaborative practices, a means for listening and responding to others and mediating contentious situations. While working on her doctorate, she also completed her Educational Administrative Licensure coursework. Her professional passions include: MTSS for all students; mentoring and providing procedural and substantive supports for school psychologists; and advocating for the needs and abilities of our profession.
Heather is married to her wife and has three accomplished adult daughters and two incredible sons-in-law, an amazingly precious granddaughter (toddler), and three active dogs (JRT, Boxer & English Bulldog). Heather enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys boating, traveling, live theater and all things VOL!
President -Taylor Biondi
Taylor Biondi is the TASP President-Elect and co-chair of the Government Policy Relations committee. She has been a school psychologist for 5 years and is currently living and working in Nashville, TN. Taylor is passionate about MTSS, behavioral supports, and advocating for more mental health services in schools. In her free time, she enjoys studying Spanish, traveling, and hiking with her dog, Owen.
Secretary: Jeannette Weyant
Jeannette Weyant is the TASP Secretary and has previously served as TASP Public Relations Chair and East Tn Co-Representative. Jeannette has been a practicing School Psychologist for five years, serving in the Knox County School System. In her role at KCS, she has served in a variety of school settings and has been a mentor to new psychologists in the district. Prior to becoming a School Psychologist, Jeannette worked as Program Manager providing behavioral interventions for children with Autism. Jeannette is passionate about behavioral supports and increasing the role of School Psychologists within our state. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking with her dog Arlo, and traveling.
President-Elect: Pam Haggard
Pam Haggard received her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Carson-Newman College and her Ed.S. in School Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Currently she is in her thirteenth year as the School Psychologist for the Alcoa City School system. Prior to that, she served as the School Psychologist for the Sweetwater City School system for eleven years, five of which she was also the special education supervisor. Pam currently serves as the treasurer for TASP and has held a variety of positions in the association over the years, including two terms as president and two terms as Tennessee’s NASP delegate.
In addition to her professional responsibilities, Pam is the proud head coach of the Alcoa High School boys and girls cross country teams and assistant coach for the boys and girls track teams. She also holds a position on the board for the Knoxville Track Club and is the Race Director for two of their annual events. In her spare time Pam enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her family.
*If you are interested in being more involved with TASP and would like information on participating as a regional representative, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your interest and want all regions to be well-supported and well-represented.
TASP Committee Chairs
Awards: Erica Roberts
Ethics & Professional Standards: Mark Sigler
Fiscal Affairs: Erica Roberts
Historian: Amy Duesterhaus
Membership: Danielle McNeely
NASP Delegate: Sarah McMillan
Newsletter Editors: Stacy Hagar & Rachel Gustafson
Nominations and Elections: Heather Stewart
Professional Development: Joanna Bivins
Social Media: Carly Chwat & Carrie Jaquett
State Department of Education: April Ebbinger
Student Representative: OPEN
TEA Liaison: OPEN
University Trainers: Merilee McCurdy & Monica Wallace
Webmaster: Carly Chwat