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Executive Board:

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-yearsShe 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, aamazingly 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.

Regional Representatives:

*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 Regions

    • First Tennessee: Bristol City, Carter County, Cocke County, Elizabethton City, Greene County, Greeneville City, Hamblen County, Hancock County, Hawkins County, Johnson City, Johnson County, Kingsport City, Newport City, Rogersville City, Sullivan County, Unicoi County, Washington County
    • East Tennessee: Alcoa City, Anderson County, Blount County, Campbell County, Claiborne County, Clinton City, East Tennessee School for the Deaf, Grainger County, Jefferson County, Knox County, Lenoir City, Loudon County, Maryville City, Monroe County, Morgan County, Oak Ridge, Oneida City, Roane County, Sevier County, Scott County, Sweetwater City, Union County

    • Upper Cumberland: Bledsoe County, Cannon County, Clay County, Cumberland County, DeKalb County, Fentress County, Jackson County, Macon County,   Overton County, Pickett County, Putnam County, Sequatchie County, Smith County, Trousdale County, Van Buren County, Warren County, White County, York Institute

    • Southeast: Athens City, Bradley County, Cleveland County, Dayton City, Etowah City, Grundy County, Hamilton County, Marion County, McMinn County, Meigs County, Polk County, Rhea County, Richard City, Sequatchie County

    • Mid-Cumberland: Cheatham County, Dickson County, Franklin SSD, Houston County, Humphreys County, Lebanon SSD, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Montgomery County, Murfreesboro City, Robertson County, Rutherford County, Stewart County, Sumner County, Williamson County, Wilson County, Tennessee School for the Blind

    • South Central: Bedford County, Coffee County, Fayetteville City, Franklin County, Giles County, Hickman County, Lawrence County, Lewis County, Lincoln County, Manchester City, Marshall County, Maury County, Moore County, Perry County, Tullahoma City, Wayne County

    • Northwest: Alamo City, Bells City, Benton County, Bradford SSD , Carroll County, Crockett County, Dyer County, Dyersburg City, Gibson County, Henry County, Hollow-Rock- Bruceton SSD, Humboldt SSD, Huntingdon SSD, Lake County, McKenzie SSD, Milan SSD, Obion County, Paris City, South Carroll SSD, Trenton SSD, Union City, Weakley County, West Carroll SSD

    • Southwest: Achievement School District, Arlington, Bartlett, Chester County, Collierville, Decatur County, Fayette County, Germantown, Hardeman County, Hardin County, Haywood County, Henderson County, Lakeland, Lauderdale County, Lexington City, Madison County, McNairy County, Millington, Shelby County, Tipton County, West Tennessee School for the Deaf.

TASP Committee Chairs

Awards: Erica Roberts

Constitution & Policy Manual: Amy Duesterhaus

Convention: April Ebbinger

Ethics & Professional Standards: Mark Sigler

Fiscal Affairs: Pam Haggard

Historian: Amy Duesterhaus

Legislative Activity: Taylor Biondi & Susan Clayton

Membership: Danielle McNeely

NASP Delegate: Sarah McMillan

Newsletter Editors: Julie Hendrick & Jessica Phillips

Nominations and Elections: Sarah McMillan

Professional Development: Rachell Fischer & Erin Ford

Public Relations: Jeannette Weyant

Social Media: Christine Hingle & Carly Chwat

State Department of Education: Joanna Bivins

Student Representative: Morgan Reavis

TEA Liaison: Taylor Biondi

University Trainers: Jim Rust, MTSU & Rob Richardson, UTK 

Webmaster: Rob Richardson

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