About the Board of Directors
Dr. Katherine "Katie" Dockweiler, President
Dr. Dockweiler has been a nationally certified school psychologist with Clark County since 2006. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2012 with an emphasis in educational policy analysis. Her research interests include the use of advanced research methods to examine how educational policies impact outcomes for students and how to maximize assessment results with regard to English language learners and common core standards. Dr. Dockweiler has been recognized at the national and local levels for her innovative policy research and has presented nationally at the National Association for Bilingual Education and the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research conferences. She is also an instructor for the Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education within UNLV’s College of Education. Dr. Dockweiler served as President of the UNLV College of Education Alumni Association and is a Director on the UNLV Alumni Association board.
Emma Dickinson, President-Elect / NASP Delegate
Emma Dickinson has been serving as the NASP Delegate since 2010, has recently been elected the Western Regional Delegate Representative, and serves on the NASP Board of Directors. This is her 10th year as a school psychologist in Washoe County School District. Prior to this, she was a school counselor in two rural school districts in Nevada. She has been involved with NVASP since 2008. Because of her NASP experience, she is keenly and intimately aware of the national issues facing the profession. This knowledge puts her in a good position to address these issues at a local level. Specifically, school psychologist shortages, social justice, and mental health issues top the list. As NVASP President-Elect, she plans to ensure the strategic direction of our organization on these issues through advocacy with the state leadership, local and rural school districts.
Tracee Guenther, Secretary
Tracee became a school psychologist 11 years ago because she is very passionate about advocating for children's educational rights and ensuring that the adults with whom they encounter offer them the same passion. She believes that educators have a major impact on the lifelong outcomes of our youth. As she continues to grow in her role as a school psychologist, she focuses on advocacy for our profession that is essential to ensuring that we are equipped and available to address the diverse needs of today's learners. As Secretary of NVASP, she continues to realize these goals and the goals of her fellow school psychologists.
Andrew "Andy" Haycock, Director At Large
Andy Haycock is in his third year as a school psychologist in the Washoe County School District (WCSD). He also serves on the WCSD Crisis Response Team. Prior to working as a school psychologist, he was a school counselor for 11 years and during his tenure as a school counselor, he served as the Nevada School Counselor Association (NVSCA) Secretary for a year and was the NVSCA Western Region VP for 2 years. As a NVSCA Board member, I advocated for school counseling as a profession and spoke before Nevada legislators. As the NVASP Director at Large, he hopes to continue to learn from his colleagues, engage in communications with colleagues from other areas in the State and continue to advocate for school psychologists in Nevada.
Patricia "Trish" Hoeg, Treasurer
Trish is a nationally certified school psychologist working in the Clark County School District. Her interests include RTI implementation, equality in school achievement and discipline, and school-wide positive behavior supports. Trish is particularly interested in advocating for children with Tourette Syndrome and providing a foundation for understanding child maltreatment and the roles and responsibilities of school practitioners in its prevention, identification, investigation, assessment, and treatment. As NVASP Treasurer, she hopes to join her fellow board members in continuing to fulfill NVASP's mission by advocating for the mental health and educational development of Nevada’s children and to advance the profession of school psychology in Nevada.
Stephanie Patton, Communications Director
Stephanie Patton is a nationally certified School Psychologist and an Autism Consultant for CCSD. She also serves as a CCEA representative for School Psychologists in Clark County. Stephanie's interests include Autism and behavioral management. Prior to working as a School Psychologist, she provided ABA services to children with Autism and worked with a local nonprofit to provide evaluations and consultations for early intervention services. Stephanie is passionate about helping provide all children an opportunity to be successful. She is excited to organize events that will help build lasting relationships between School Psychologists in Nevada.
Tim McIvor, Past President
Tim McIvor is a nationally certified school psychologist working in Clark County, Nevada. He served as President of NVASP from 2014-2016. He is also the current NVASP Webmaster His interests include RTI, PBIS, anti-bullying programs, technology, legislation, and social justice advocacy. Before moving to Clark County, Tim was the co-chair of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA). In 2014, he won MSPA's Rookie of the Year Award. He is also heavily involved with NASP and is a NASP Podcast moderator. At the 2014 NASP convention, he presented three years of social justice research with his research supervisor, Dr. Louis Kruger, from Northeastern University. Also in 2014, he advocated for a community service program called Healthy Kids Healthy Futures, and he played an integral role in raising $20,000 for the program. In 2015, Tim was deemed an Exemplary Early Career School Psychologist by NASP. He is the founder of schoolpsych.com