Other AwardsThe President's Award (or Presidential Award) is to individuals of whom the President has become aware that their involvement and influence is unique and exceptional through the individual's venerable contributions and honorable testimonies of others. This prestigious award cannot be applied for and is not given annually but is determined based on the President's discretion.
The Distinguished Service Award also reflects the memorable contributions and talents the individual has provided ISPA and the field of school psychology. Again, this award is not presented annually but based on events of the tenure of the President.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to those rare individuals who have exemplified in their careers as school psychologists the qualities most admired by other professionals.
Life Membership Award. To be recommended for this honor, a person must been a member for at least 10 years and have made notable contributions to the field of School Psychology.
The Legislator of the Year Award is also determined by the President in coordination with the Governmental Affairs Chair. This award is typically given when the legislation has impacted the field of school psychology. While many legislators impact education and services to children, this award is reserved for particular events.
The Mentor of the Year Award is given to an individual that best exemplifies the role of a mentor whether it is in an official or unofficial capacity. The recipient of this award has consistently demonstrated and promoted professional growth and exemplary professionalism in those he or she has mentored. The recipient continually strives to create a sense of positive collaboration and a promotion of the field of School Psychology.
Special Friend of ISPA Award is given to individuals who have gone above and beyond in supporting the efforts and forwarding the goals of our association.
Spirit Award is given to groups who have made significant contributions to the association.
Past Award Winners
|2013 Winners||Life Membership: Anthony Adamowski||Presidential Award: Dick Lockhart||Special Friend of ISPA: Dr. Stephen Brock||Spirit Award: Eastern Illinois University|
|2012 Winners||Distinguished Service Award: Tristan Harter, Kurt Wagner||Life Membership: Gail Brown||Presidential Award: Jennifer Schultz||Special Friend of ISPA: Dr. Kathy Minke||Spirit Award: Illinois State University - Graduate Association of School Psychology (GASP)|
|2011 Winners||Distinguished Service Award: Rosalinda Barragan||Life Membership: Kathy Pluymert||Presidential Award: Anthony Adamowski||Special Friend of ISPA: Melissa Reeves||Spirit Award: Loyola School Psychologists Association (LASP)||2010 Winners||Distinguished Service Awards: Kathy Loomos, Breeda McGrath||Life Membership: J. Michael Havey||Mentor of the Year: Gail Brown||Presidential Awards: Shirley Pitts and Ross Pesce||Special Friend of ISPA: Michael Suess||Spirit Award: NISPA/Region 2||2009 Winners||President's Award: Gail Brown, Convention Co-Chairs (Chris Lewandowski, Robert Means, Shirley Pitts)|
|2008 Winners||President's Award: Anthony Adamowski, J. Michael Havey|
|Mentor of the Year Award: Donald Sibley
Distinguished Service Award: Richard Harley
Judy Davids Legislative Award: Richard Lockhart
President's Award: Shirley Pitts
|President's Award: Nancy Scott|
|President's Award: Steve Zullo|
|President's Awards: Anthony Adamowski, Joanna Beck, Randall Haack, Patti Palagi, Rosario Pesce|
|President’s Award: Harold “Bud” Swanson|
|Lifetime Achievement Award: Mark Swerdlik|
|Distinguished Service Award: Julieta Rosales Pasko
President’s Awards: Marcia Frank, Christy Budt
|Judy Davids Legislative Award: Michael Madigan
Distinguished Service Award: Patricia Bidinger
|Distinguished Service Award: Charles Saltzman
Judy Davids Legislative Award: Cheryl Swenny
President's Award: Richard Harley
|Legislative Leadership Award: Representative Angelo “Skip” Saviano
Distinguished Service Award: Jeanette Quirk
President's Award: Richard Harley
|Legislative Award: Cheryl Swenny
Distinguished Service Award: Judy Davids
President’s Award: Sharon Swanson
|Distinguished Service Award: Mary Ellen Sarbaugh
President's Award: Richard Lockhart
Legislative Awards: Representative Michael Weaver, Senator Frank Watson
|President’s Award: Judith Davids, Jeff Laurent, Charles Saltzman, Nancy Scott, Alisa York|
|Legislative Awards: Senator Arthur Berman, Representative Louis Lang, Stephen Higgins (Illinois School Social Workers Association), Richard Lockhart (Social Engineering Associates, Inc.)
Distinguished Service Award: Gregory A Waas