The Missouri Association of School Psychologists (MASP) is dedicated to increasing current workforce shortages, promoting the profession of school psychology, increasing access to comprehensive school-based services to Missouri's students, and ensuring that school psychologists in the state of Missouri of of high caliber.
MASP Advocacy is divided into two subcommittees: Advocacy & Outreach. These two subcommittees are constantly working with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and other educational and relevant associations within the state to promote best practices, which include the use of evidence-based interventions in all levels of education, the promotion and implementation of MTSS, PBIS, and trauma-informed schools, seeks to improve comprehensive mental health school-based services, and improve the overall practice of and access to School Psychology within Missouri.
If you would like to learn more about the ways in which MASP advocates for the role and reach of School Psychologists in Missouri, please contact Rachel Teson, Outreach Co-Chair or Katya Sussman-Dawson, Advocacy Co-Chair. Also, follow us on social media to hear about our efforts in real time!
The Advocacy and Outreach Subcommittees are hard at work on the following tasks-
MASP LEGISLATIVE & POLICY PLATFORM:
These great tools can help you when communicating to other about our role and how School Psychologists supports kids and families:
Supporting Student Success: Remedying the Shortage of School Psychologists
Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services
Want to get involved at a National level? The NASP Advocacy Center allows you to quickly and effectively identify your local officials and contact them via phone, mail, or e-mail.