Presidential Perspective

I look forward to leading our association in its 42nd year to continue our work of service to the field of school psychology in Illinois. I invite you to learn more about this year's presidential theme Leading by Convening to increase your influence with others to reach new goals.

The start of this school year will be like no other, as our country and state are still under emergency declarations for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are also witnessing a massive push for social justice to change systemic racism that disproportionately impacts the black community. Our work to foster both physical and psychological safety in our school communities will be more critical than ever to address these challenges.

Michael Grenda, NCSP
ISPA President

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Racial and Social Justice

Communities across Illinois, the nation, and the world are gripped with unrest in response to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and countless other victims of police brutality and unjust practices.  Our professional commitment to justice, equity, and the potential of every child is needed now more than ever.

ISPA Social & Racial Justice Town Hall
Racial and Social Justice Resources

COVID-19 Resources

We recognize that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) presents challenges for public health to stop the spread of the respiratory illness. We will continue to update our resources to provide information for the return to learning in the fall. Please review out new resource COVID-19 Evaluation Considerations for School Psychologists.

COVID-19 Resources