Remarks from OSPA Awards Committee Co-Chair Cindy Thompson
The OSPA Awards Committee, along with the OSPA Executive Board, would like to present Dr. Michael Forcade with this honor. Dr. Forcade received his doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1979 and has been a tireless advocate for students and school psychology since. He has worked throughout Hamilton County as a school psychologist, supervisor, and director of special services, providing guidance to hundreds of employees across his region. He has also worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Forcade has been a member of OSPA and NASP since the late 1970s, holding numerous leadership positions in both. In OSPA, he has served as the Southwest Regional representative, Ohio delegate to NASP, Fall Conference chair, and President. In NASP, he has served as Ethics Committee Chair, Convention Committee Exhibit Chair, and Convention Chair. He has also served on the Board of Trustees for the NASP Children’s Fund and as chair of the Ohio Supervisors of School Psychologists. For his service to the profession, he has been awarded the OSPA President Award, OSPA Bartlett Award, and the NASP Presidential Award three times. For his continued outstanding service to the profession, the Ohio School Psychologists Association Executive Board is honored to present Dr. Forcade with the 2015 R. A. Horn Honorary Life Membership Award.