Emma Dickinson, a national certified school psychologist, has recently ended 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 11th 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. As the current NVASP President, she plans to ensure the strategic direction of our organization on these issues through advocacy with the state leadership, local and rural school districts.
Vice President/President Elect
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 worked with NVASP as the appointed Communications Director (previously Social Director) for the last two years. She currently runs the NVASP website and writes/edits the newsletter.
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 organizing social events for colleagues, and she is excited to continue working with NVASP to ensure Nevada is an amazing place to work as a school psychologist.
Danielle Shaw currently works full-time for the Clark County School District (CCSD) where she provides a range of psychological and educational services. In addition to her role in CCSD, she also provides after-hours contractual psychological services to a local charter school where she offers extensive legal consultation and procedural guidance.
Given her career as a school psychologist has exclusively been in Nevada, Danielle is keenly aware of the current conditions impacting us as a profession. In both her professional and personal lives, she strives to be action-oriented, passionate, and collaborative. As an organization, school psychologists in Nevada have all witnessed NVASP's tremendous gains over the last several years and Danielle is eager to support ongoing efforts in promoting school psychologists and the children we serve. Furthering NASP and NVASP’s initiatives in any capacity is extending advocacy efforts to best meet the needs of all students.
Andrea Walsh is a nationally certified school psychologist that has worked for the Clark County School District for 21 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 21 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.
Director at Large
Paige Beckwith is a school psychologist in Lyon County. A proud native Nevadan, Paige grew up in her hometown of Las Vegas and was previously a school teacher in Clark County. Paige’s experiences have given her an appreciation for both rural and urban districts in our dynamic state. She is excited about what we can do collectively as a professional group as we utilize our unique skill sets and training to benefit students in Nevada.
Paige holds advanced degrees in both Educational Administration and Higher Education and Counseling and Educational Psychology. Paige has a particular passion and interest in the importance of the arts and their role in the development of healthy, safe, and productive lifelong learners and achievers.
Director from a Majority/Minority
David Nomicos is a school psychologist with Lyon County School District in Northern Nevada. As your elected representative, he seeks input from rural school psychologists to bring to the Nevada Association of School Psychologist regarding the needs and concerns of the field. David also works to keep psychologists informed of the actions of the state association. He has worked in the field of school psychology for five years and as a transplant from Central California, David has an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology from California State University, Fresno as well as the National Certification for School Psychology.
David enjoys hiking, swimming, and gardening with his wife and two children as well as no longer commuting in California traffic. Please contact him with questions, concerns, comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Dr. Katherine Lee
Jacqueline Eddy is a second-year Ed.S student in the school psychology program at UNLV. She is the president of Student Affiliates in School Psychology (SASP) and a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services. She also participates on Dr. Samuel Song's research team. Her research interests include family-school partnerships, parent education, and disproportionality in special education. She is eager to serve as the student representative for NVASP to continue advancing the SASP mission of empowering future school psychologist, and advocating for social justice practices to improve academic, behavioral, and mental health outcomes for all students.
Dr. Katherine Dockweiler earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Education Policy. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and policy researcher committed to the improvement of education systems through data-based decision making. She is a co-founder of Health Minds, Safe Schools; a comprehensive, customizable, and replicable framework to improve students' social-emotional-behavioral functioning. She is also a practicing school psychologist who works primarily with English language learners in high-needs communities. She serves as a member of the National Association of School Psychologists Communications Committee, is the Immediate Past-President of the Nevada Association of School Psychologists and currently serves as its Director of Government and Professional Relations. Dr. Dockweiler's research interests include preventative school-based systems of trauma informed care, implementation of multi-tiered systems of support, and phases of effective policy development and implementation. Dr. Dockweiler developed the Layers of Analysis Framework, a methodological tool for deconstructing policy text in education at the text, policy, and societal levels to determine micro- and macro- implications.
Dr. Katherine Dockweiler