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NVASP Elections 2020

Thank you to everyone who nominated for NVASP Board positions! Below you will find statements and photos from each candidate running for a position. 


Voting begins Wednesday, April 1st and ends Wednesday, April 15th. 

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President-Elect

Paige Beckwith - Lyon County, NV 

I have been honored to serve as Director at Large for the last two years. It has been amazing to experience what our state has accomplished by standing together to advocate for students and our profession. I am passionate about continuing our work and I believe we can continue our efforts to make Nevada the best place to be a school psychologist, to the benefit of students, schools, and communities.

I have learned so much during my term on the board, and I am committed to building upon my experience and knowledge to continue to foster relationships throughout our state and to advocate for school psychologists and students. My love and ties to Nevada are deep and lifelong. I am Battle Born, a native Las Vegan who relocated to the north 22 years ago.  A product of the K-12 public school system, I obtained my B.A in Communication Studies and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership at UNLV as well as my Ed.S. from UNR. I began my career as an elementary teacher in Las Vegas before transitioning to school psychology. My five children either graduated from or are enrolled in our public schools. My husband is a public school administrator. My parents were career educators in the Clark County School District. I love my state, my profession, and what NVASP stands for and what I know we are going to accomplish in the future.


Jessica Shearin - Clark County, NV

My name is Jessica Shearin and I’m a fourth year school psychologist in Clark County. I believe my communication and collaboration skills would make me a valuable leader on the NVASP board. Since the beginning of my career, I’ve served in many leadership roles at various levels, including in my schools and within the department. I have served as the data coach for my schools, helping staff interpret and effectively utilize academic and behavioral data. Currently, I collaborate with colleagues to improve student attendance and parent involvement. In regards to other leadership roles outside of the school setting, I am currently participating in the Public Education Foundation Teacher Leader Academy cohort. I am also serving as a CCEA Association Representative for the School Psychologist Job Class. I enjoy collaborating with colleagues and implementing effective strategies to better my practice. I look forward to the opportunity to continue the advocacy work of NVASP through strong collaboration across the state of Nevada. I appreciate your consideration for the position of President Elect.   

Secretary

Kat Mehoic - Clark County, NV

I am interested in becoming part of the NVASP board as I want to do more to advocate for school psychologists on the state level. I think the most pressing issue that we face is the huge shortage of school psychologists because it is difficult for us to focus on anything except evaluations when our caseloads are so overwhelming. By reducing the shortage, we have the opportunity to do so much more for our students and for our school communities. If elected, I hope to go above and beyond the position of secretary in supporting the initiatives towards recruiting and retaining more school psychologists so that we have the ability to expand our roles within our schools.





Jessica Musikanth - Clark County, NV

Hello! My name is Jessica Musikanth and I am a Nationally Certified School Psychologist practicing in the Clark County School District.  I began working in CCSD in August 2012 and I knew absolutely no one when I moved across the country from Miami to Las Vegas.  In my eight years at CCSD, I've found a great support network of School Psychologists colleagues that I can lean on both professionally and personally.  I am a firm believer that we, as School Psychologists, thrive better through open dialogue, networking, and strong lines of communication.  I am running for the Secretary position of the Nevada Association of School Psychologists because this position is all about accurate two-way communication. Just like many of you, I am passionate about advocacy, education, and supporting the needs of all our children across the state of Nevada.  But sometimes, we're an island on our campuses.  NvASP is there to help support us and remind us, we're in this together! As secretary, my hope is to keep us all informed by not only keeping diligent records, but also by providing an opportunity for you, as members, to share your needs.  I appreciate your vote! 



David Nomicos - Lyon County, NV

My name is David Nomicos. I have served on the board of NVASP for the past two years as a representative for psychologists in rural districts in the state. I would like the opportunity to continue this work. 



Treasurer

Franco Carranza - Clark County, NV

My name Franco Carranza and I have been working in CCSD for 15 years, the last 7 of those as a school psychologist. I've been seeing the great work NVASP has been doing since it's reinstatement a few years ago and would like to continue that trend by becoming more directly involved. As treasurer, I would like to continue the good work being done to keep our organization solvent and continue to provide us with opportunities and resources to help our profession.   


Directors at Large

Andrea Delaney - Clark County, NV

I am Andrea Delaney and am currently a school psychologist in my 5th year with the Clark County School District.  I have also previously worked in Kentucky and Indiana.  For the past year and a half, I have been Secretary for NVASP.  I am proud of the accomplishments NVASP has made and am excited about the future for school psychologists across the state of Nevada.  I am running for the NVASP Director at Large in order to further my involvement with this organization at such a pivotal time.  I would love the opportunity to remain on the NVASP board for another 2 years in order to continue advocacy efforts for school psychologists in Las Vegas and across the state.






Rochelle Graves - Clark County, NV

Hi my name is Rochelle Graves. This is my 25th year as a school psychologist in Clark County School District. I have been at Marion Earl ES and Kenny Guinn MS the entire time. I have also been an intern supervisor for 17 years. Director at Large is perfect for me because I love Nevada! I am “almost” a Nevada native. I moved to Reno when I was 18 months old, from San Francisco. I attended Mt Rose ES, Hunter Lake ES, Swope MS, and Reno HS. I lived in California for undergrad and grad school, then moved to Las Vegas as soon as I was done with school. I also have taken many road trips and hiked all over this beautiful state. If given the opportunity to serve as Director at Large, maintaining the interconnectedness between urban and rural districts would be my main focus.





David Nomicos - Lyon County, NV

My name is David Nomicos. I have served on the board of NVASP for the past two years as a representative for psychologists in rural districts in the state. I would like the opportunity to continue this work. 



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