The Ted Smith Practitioner of the Year Award (POTY) recognizes the ISPA member who is most outstanding in the practice of school psychology. Nominees will be recognized during the ISPA Annual Winter Convention in the winter. The overall Practitioner of the Year Award winner will be announced at that time. 

General qualifications for award nominees:

  • Have at least three years' experience in a school setting as a practicing school psychologist practitioner

  • Be a current member of ISPA

  • Don’t be humble, please share with your admin and colleagues! 

  • Click Here to nominate a colleague today!  


First round submissions are due by November 17, 2023.

      Deadline for submissions of select round two nomination materials is 

due by January 5, 2024.


Congratulations to the 2023 winner, Anais Arias

Previous Winners and Nominees



Practitioner of the Year Award winner Presentation