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Purpose and Organizational Structure
The following mission statement was developed in a planning meeting on May 14, 1988:
The Iowa School Psychologists Association is committed to furthering the psychological and educational development of children and youth, and to improving the quality of services to families, educators, and other professionals in school and in community settings.
The Iowa School Psychologists Association is further committed to enhancing the effectiveness of professional school psychologists and to influencing the quality of all psychoeducational services to children and youth.
ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES:ISPA represents the profession of school psychology and school psychology practitioners, supervisors, trainers and students in the state of Iowa.
There are 5 "objectives" identified in article III of the Bylaws:
- To provide opportunities for the exchange of professional ideas among school psychologists.
- To assist in the establishment and maintenance of high standards of competence for school psychologists.
- To encourage ethical conduct among members.
- To advance the professional status of school psychologists.
- To enhance in all ways possible the positive growth and development of the children of Iowa.
The unofficial motto of ISPA is a quotation from professor J.B. Stroud:
"Strive to foster a sense of dignity and self worth among all children and extend a healing hand to those in need."
STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHART:
The organizational structure of ISPA is identified in articles V and VI of the Bylaws. Executive Board members identified in the table below have voting rights during Executive Board meetings. At the General Membership meeting all "full members," as defined in Article IV Section 1 of the Bylaws have voting rights.
OFFICERS: President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer
Past-President 12 AEA Representatives 3 Student Representatives
A. Ethics and Professional Standards Committee
B. Publications Committee
C. Legislative Committee
D. Public Relations Committee
E. Program Committee
F. Membership Committee
G. Nominating Committee
H. Research and Surveys Committee
I. Planning and Response Committee
RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS:
ISPA is an affiliate of the National Association of School Psychologists. ISPA seeks to establish cooperative relationships with organizations whose aim is to foster the mental health and educational development of children and youth. ISPA seeks to cooperate with organizations in a way that is consistent with the mission and "objectives" of ISPA.
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