Strategic Planning at the District Level: Improving School Psychological Services

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,10
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. identify how to use the NASP Practice Model to outline the role of a school psychologist within their school district.
  2. consider and identify school psychological practices in need of growth.
  3. learn strategies to obtain buy-in from key stakeholders when advocating for an expanded role.
  4. learn step-by-step guidelines on how to develop a district-level strategic plan.


It can be frustrating that our role as school psychologists is frequently misunderstood, often by important stakeholders. In this paper presentation, participants will learn how to change that. Specifically, participants will be provided strategies for how to advocate for an expanded role and tools for strategically planning at the district level to improve service delivery and student outcomes.



Tyler J. Kitson, Olathe School District
Lina Kitson, Olathe Public Schools


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