President - Stephanie Patton

Stephanie Patton is a nationally certified school psychologist in the Clark County School District. She also serves as an Autism consultant and intern supervisor. Stephanie has served as the NVASP President-Elect, Secretary, and Communications Director (previously Social Director). 

Stephanie’s professional interests include Autism, behavior management, early childhood, and RTI. Prior to working as a school psychologist, Stephanie 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 advocating at the local, state, and national level and organizing social events for colleagues. She is excited to continue working with NVASP to ensure Nevada is an amazing place to work as a school psychologist.

President-Elect - Jessica Shearin

Jessica Shearin is a school psychologist currently working in the Clark County School District (CCSD). Jessica received her BAs, MA, and Ed.S. degrees from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Her career with CCSD began during her internship year.

Professional interests include multi-tiered systems of support, prevention, social justice topics and issues, interdisciplinary collaboration, early childhood education, and deaf education. In her time in Clark County, Nevada, Jessica has served as a mentor, practicum supervisor, intern supervisor, and CHAMPS trainer for school psychologists. Jessica has been involved in district-level leadership and advocacy positions, and is eager to begin work at the state level.

Secretary - Jessica Musikanth

Jessica Musikanth is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist practicing in the Clark County School District.  She began working in CCSD in August 2012. In her eight years at CCSD, she has found a great support network of School Psychologists colleagues that she can lean on both professionally and personally. 

Jessica am a firm believer that we, as School Psychologists, thrive better through open dialogue, networking, and strong lines of communication.  She 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, it is Jessica's hope to keep us all informed by not only keeping diligent records, but also by providing an opportunity for members to share their needs.  


Treasurer - Franco Carranza

Franco Carranza is a nationally certified school psychologist in the Clark County School District (CCSD). He started his career at CCSD in 2004 as an English Language Learner (ELL) tester, having been an ELL student himself during his late elementary and early middle school years. Franco then moved on to the role of school district interpreter, interpreting for families and educators at meetings related to special education and gaining exposure to the school psychologist profession. He then returned to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to obtain his masters and Ed.S. degree in school psychology. As a bilingual school psychologist for the past 7 years, Franco has been helping school teams, fellow school psychologists, students and families in assessing and considering ELL factors to better serve CCSD’s ELL students. Franco has been a member of NVASP for the past few years and is currently Treasurer of the organization.

 


NASP Delegate - Andrea Walsh

Andrea Walsh is a nationally certified school psychologist that has worked for the Clark County School District for 23 years.  She began her career as a classroom teacher where she gained invaluable experience teaching general education and special education students.  She has been a school psychologist in Las Vegas working at the elementary and high school level for 16 years.  With 23 years in Nevada, Andrea understands the unique needs and challenges of our vast state.  As the Nevada Delegate, Andrea is dedicated to represent and support school psychology by providing member support and advocating for issues that are important to the profession.  Through leadership and advocacy, Andrea will strive to enhance the mental health and educational competence of all children.

Delegate at Large - Andrea Delaney

Andrea Delaney is a nationally certified school psychologist practicing in the Clark County School District.  Andrea grew up in Kentucky and attended graduate school at Eastern Illinois University.  She has practiced as a school psychologist in Nevada, Kentucky, and Indiana.  Working in Las Vegas has provided invaluable experience with truly diverse populations and unique situations on a daily basis. 

Andrea’s professional interests include early childhood intervention services, RtI, social justice issues, technology, and advocacy for the education of all students.  She is grateful for all of the NVASP members who have been directly involved with advocating for the needs of all children and school psychologists in Nevada.  Andrea is excited to support the continued NVASP initiatives and efforts. 

Director at Large - Rochelle Graves

Rochelle Graves is in her 26th year as a school psychologist in Clark County School District. She has been at Marion Earl ES and Kenny Guinn MS the entire time. She has also been an intern supervisor for 17 years. Director at Large is perfect for her because she loves Nevada and is "almost” a Nevada native. Rochelle moved to Reno when she was 18 months old, from San Francisco. She attended Mt Rose ES, Hunter Lake ES, Swope MS, and Reno HS. Rochelle lived in California for undergrad and grad school, then moved to Las Vegas as soon as she was done with school. Sis here has also taken many road trips and hiked all over this beautiful state. As Director at Large, maintaining the interconnectedness between urban and rural districts w main focus.


University Representative - Dr. Katherine Lee

Dr. Katherine Lee is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). She plays a pivotal role in educating, supervising, and inspiring future school psychologists. Katherine earned her B.A. from Princeton University and her Ph.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University. Since living in Las Vegas, she has proudly served many children and families as a licensed and nationally-certified school psychologist at several charter schools. She also holds a dual license as a psychologist through the State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners.


Student Representative - Bonnie Head

Bonnie Head is currently in her second year of the Ed.S School Psychology program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. During the 2019/2020 academic year, she served as the First Year Representative for the Student Affiliates in School Psychology (SASP) at the university.

She currently sits on the board as the President of SASP and looks forward to using her position to help support NvASP and connect future school psychologists to professionals in the field.

Past President - Emma Dickinson

Emma Dickinson, a national certified school psychologist, previously served as NVASP President following her 8 year tenure serving as the Nevada NASP Delegate and her 3 year term as Western Regional Delegate Representative, serving the NASP Board of Directors.  This is her 13th year as a school psychologist in Washoe County School District in Reno, NV.  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, school safety, social justice, and mental health issues top the list. 


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