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VASP supports school psychologists in promoting and advocating for the educational and mental health development of all Virginia's students, schools, families, and communities. 




Stay tuned for the second round of the VASP Social Justice Book Club!

Keep a look out for September's Check-in (a member's-only perk) for your chance to vote on our next book selection!


The book club is open to all. The fee for the general public is $10, and members can join for free. If you'd like to become a member of VASP, please click here.



School Psychology Unified Anti-Racism Statement

and Call to Action 


VASP Statement Regarding Social Justice

Nominate the

Virginia School Psychologist of the Year 


Nominations are due September 20, 2021. The recipient will be announced during the Fall Conference on September 27, 2021. For more details and information on the nomination process, please click here.

    VASP Fall 2021 Conference

    September 27-28, 2021

    Omni Homestead Resort

    Hot Springs, Virginia


    In person! (Virginia Department of Health Covid Safety Protocols will be followed)


    Online option now available for VASP Members-Register to receive a recording of selected sessions after the conference (see Upcoming Events below and register for the Online Option)


    Use this link for Homestead room reservations (Reserve by 9/6):

     https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/homestead-virginia/meetings/vasp2021-09262021



    Registration OPEN (scroll down to Upcoming Events)




    Congratulations to VASP's new President Elect, Eric Dragan! 



    Celebrating Virginia's School Psychologists


    Congratulations to Virginia's School Psychologist of the Year!


    Laura Early Chesterfield Public Schools


    Laura Early (she/her) is currently the Coordinator of Psychological and Diagnostic Services in Chesterfield County Public Schools. She joined Team Chesterfield in 2018 after serving twenty-one years as a school psychologist in Buckingham County. Housed under the Department of Equity and Student Support Services, Laura supervises thirty-three school psychologists, nine elementary educational diagnosticians, and three school psychology interns. She is exceptionally proud of her team and describes them as “a phenomenal group of dedicated, knowledgeable professionals who go above and beyond on a daily basis to serve our students and their families”. 


    Laura also currently serves as a co-chair of VASP’s Social Justice Committee. Her areas of professional interest include social justice advocacy, as well as, promoting the comprehensive implementation of the NASP practice model as a means to ensure more proactive rather than simply responsive school psychology services. Laura values relationships with students, families, and staff, as well as, community providers. Over the years, she has formed relationships with community agencies, foundations, and coalitions to collaborate on presentations for parents, staff, and students with the goal of reducing the stigma around mental illness and promoting mental health as a component of overall wellness.




    Congratulations to VASP's Graduate Student of the Year!


    Wei Lo Radford University




    Wei Lo (she/her) is currently a third-year Ed.S. student at Radford University. She is completing an internship at Loudoun County Public Schools, which has offered a wide range of experiences to work in different capacities under the scope of comprehensive school psychological services. Her special interest is to improve equity in education at a systemic level, particularly for students who are trans, queer, BIPOC, and from immigrant families. She views participation in professional organizations as vitally important for early professional development as well as the growth of the field.


    And remember to nominate this year's Virginia School Psychologist of the Year! Stay tuned the winner to be announced at our Fall Conference on September 27, 2021!

    Upcoming Events

    29 Sep 2021 (CDT) • Online
    12 Nov 2021 8:30 AM • Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator, Inc. 851 French Moore, Jr. Blvd., Suite 200, Abingdon, VA 24210

    Did you know you can earn CE credits by writing for the VASP Check-In? Contact the VASP Communications Committee for more information!

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