Congratulations to our 2017 NVASP Award Winners
2017 Lifetime Achievement Award
Alison Clark, Ed.S.
Clark County School District
Alison G. Clark, Ed.S. is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and family wellness instructor dedicated to increasing high quality evidence-based instructional opportunities with evidence-based outcomes to high-risk youth in public schools by systematically implementing organizational changes relative to making multi-tiers of support sustainable in large school systems. She has successfully contributed to creating and sustaining successful models of MTSS in elementary and secondary schools. She is a practicing school psychologist in inner-city, high poverty, and minority communities. She has coached school administrators and teachers in Positive Behavioral Instructional Supports and classroom management as a trainer of trainers, facilitated school-wide intervention programs and implementation with data-based outcomes, and engaged in leadership training in psychological services, PBIS, and MTSS model district-wide. Other areas of expertise include psychological and educational assessment and interpretation, educational planning, behavior modification, threat assessment and evaluation, crisis counseling and mental health support, child and family counseling, parent engagement, and family wellness.
2017 School Psychologist of the Year
Washoe County School District
I was born and raised in San Jose, California. As a child, all of my free time was spent swimming, and I saw many sunrises and sunsets through a pair of goggles. Since the age of 6, I have wanted to be a psychologist. I moved to southern California for college, where I met my amazing husband. I received a bachelor’s degree at University of California, Irvine, squeezing in time for surfing between classes and work. I received a master’s degree in clinical psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills and my school psychology credential at National University.
I love school psychology because I have the opportunity to work with children daily, there is always something new to learn, and no two work days are the same. I feel very lucky to work with amazing people who teach me new things every day.
My husband and I moved to Nevada 13 years ago. We love the beautiful scenery, lack of traffic, and kind-hearted, friendly people. We have two boys, 8 and 14, who keep us very busy. I support the autism community as a parent, graduate of Nevada Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities, volunteer at the University Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment at UNR, and a member of the Nevada Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, hiking, and reading.