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.
President: Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart is honored to serve as TASP President for the 2019-2022 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 - Elect: 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.
Past- President: Sarah McMillan
Secretary: Lesli Crawford
Lesli Crawford has been a school psychologist for 14 years. She received her B.S. degree in Psychology from Union University and her M.A. and Ed.S. from Middle Tennessee State University. Currently, Lesli is the Special Education Coordinator for Maury County Public Schools. She has spent her entire career with MCPS, except for the year she lived in Cape Town, South Africa, volunteering with a non-profit. Lesli has been a member of the TASP board for many years and is in her third tenure as Secretary. In her free time, Lesli loves to travel (especially to South Africa), spending time with family, and staying involved in church activities.
Treasurer: 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 the TASP President. 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: Pam Haggard
Historian: Amy Duesterhaus
Membership: Danielle McNeely
NASP Delegate: Sarah McMillan
Nominations and Elections: Sarah McMillan
Public Relations: Jeannette Weyant
State Department of Education: Joanna Bivins
Student Representative: Morgan Reavis
TEA Liaison: Taylor Biondi
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