|Mission Statement:||School Psychologists of Central Ohio (SPCO) is committed to promoting the professional growth of school psychologists by sharing ideas, methods, and current research and practices in the areas of school psychology and related fields. To achieve this mission, SPCO partners with school psychology training programs and local school districts and is strongly committed to supporting changes in local, state, and federal legislation which are in the best interest of children's individual educational and mental health needs. This organization will acknowledge its affiliation with and support of the Ohio School Psychologists Association (OSPA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) by promoting membership and participation in said organizations.|
|Ohio Counties or Region Served:||Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin,
Licking, Madison, Pickaway, Union
|Current President:||Jennifer Glenn, MS, CAGS, NCSP
|Secretary:||Carina Turner, Ed. S|
|Treasurer:||Ashlie Kempton, Ed.S|
|Other Board Members||
Membership/Workshops - Dr. Charlotte Risby
Public Relations/Social Media - Lani Zelaya, Ed.S.
Regional Representative to OSPA Executive Board - Samantha Leeman
|Membership Form:||Click to Join Now A Professional membership is $16, Student is $6.|
|Number of OSPA Executive Board Members:||1|
|2022-23 Meeting Schedule:||
All meetings are open to all SPCO Members and guests.
Next meeting is Tuesday, August 9 from 4-6pm at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch. Happy hour/networking to follow at The Walrus.
SPCO is currently working on obtaining tax-exempt status. SPCO is a non-profit professional association through the Secretary of State’s office. Now, the SPCO Board is organizing financial records, founding documents, and operating procedures in order to fulfill the requirements for tax-exempt status.
SPCO is continuing outreach to OSPA members who live within the SPCO counties but are not currently SPCO members.
|Special Affiliations or Roles:||Many school districts in our region serve as practicum and internship school psychologist sites for The Ohio State University.|
We would like to work with OSPA to increase active membership and to expand our role as an expert resource beyond the school forum and into the broader community. SPCO can now provide MCEs for our workshops, and provides certificates of attendance to assist with CEUs as well.
|"Celebrities" or Special Stories:||We have several award-winners among our membership, including an OSPA School Psychologist of the Year, Jim Kline. Jack Naglieri, one of the authors of the Cognitive Assessment System and other norm-referenced standardized assessment instruments, is an alumnus of our region.
Our membership represents professionals from large urban, suburban, mixed suburban/rural, and rural districts. We have an active relationship with the School Psychology program at OSU, and members of the faculty are actively involved in OSPA and SPCO. SPCO will be sponsoring a Future School Psychologists of Ohio chapter at OSU.