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    • 26 Mar 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    Save the date for TASP's Spring Institute!

    The agenda will be announced closer to the date after speakers and topics have been finalized. If you would like to submit a presentation for consideration on the program please download and complete the linked application and email it to April Ebbinger

    You may register on the tasponline.org or download, complete and mail the linked registration form.

    Looking forward to seeing you, virtually!


    • Membership applications are available in the membership section of tasponline.org
    • The conference will be held virtually through Zoom
    • TASP is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to provide continuing education for school psychologists. In order to receive NASP credit, participants must arrive on time and stay for the duration of the NASP approved sessions. Partial credit will not be given. 
    • For NASP credit, video screens must remain on to demonstrate the participant's presence throughout the session. Certificates will be mailed after attendance has been verified.
    • Refund Policy: Full refunds will be provided for pre-paid registrants after the conference if notification of absence was provided at least two weeks prior to the conference. Any cancellations received within two weeks of the conference will be refunded after the conference minus a $20 cancelation fee.  Submit cancelation requests to the TASP president at president@tasponline.org. 
    • Persons with disabilities or special assistance needs should email the tasp president with accommodation requests at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure complete access to the professional development activity. 

2020 MidSouth School Psychology Conference

When: October 19 – 20, 2020

Where: Virtual on WHOVA and Zoom

Dr. Byron McClure is a National Certified School Psychologist currently serving as the Redesign Student Experience Coach at Anacostia Senior High School. He joined the Redesign Team to influence systemic change at the school-wide level and to ensure students who live in Ward 8 have a high-quality neighborhood school to attend. Dr. McClure has extensive knowledge and expertise in mental health, social emotional learning, psychosocial development, and behavior, which he uses to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally.

He has worked to support students’ social emotional and behavioral needs and has done considerable work advocating for fair and equitable discipline practices for all students, particularly, for students of color and for students with disabilities. He has designed and implemented evidence-based practices such as restorative practices, RTI, trauma responsive practices, and principles of SEL at Anacostia High School. As a result of this work, led by Dr. McClure, Anacostia HS recently won the 2019-2020 Whole Child Award.

Dr. McClure has presented at the NASP national conference in San Antonio, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, Atlanta, Georgia, and most recently in Baltimore, Maryland. He was also a keynote speaker at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Summer Institute and recently at the San Diego County Equity Conference.

Deanna Arivett (attorney and former school psychologist) will present two three hour sessions: one on Manifestation Determinations and the other on legal implications of Covid-19.

Deanna consults is an attorney who also provides professional development to educators at national and state conferences. Deanna graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law. She works as an attorney with the law office of Melinda Jacobs PLLC. As an attorney, Deanna was mentored by renowned special education attorney, Melinda Jacobs, and gained experience in consultation, trial preparationm litigationm and professional development in the legal areas of IDEA and Section 504. Prior to her legal career, Deanna obtained an Educational Specialist Degree in school psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. She practiced for six years as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist in Tennessee and in Ohio. 

Brook Shuster is presenting a three-hour training on Functional Assessment Checklist for Teachers and Staff (FACTS), which provides a framework for competing FBAs.

Brooke, M.Ed., BCBA, received her Master's degree in Special Education and Behavior Analysis from Vanderbilt University. She has worked as a special education teacher and as a Behavior Analyst in school districts in Middle Tennessee. 

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