Emerging Leadership in School Psychology: Transitioning From Novice to Professional

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 2,5
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. complete a needs assessment to determine areas of impact that lead to sustainable change in schools and develop action plans.
  2. describe how leadership development fits into a comprehensive role as outlined by the NASP Practice Model.
  3. assess their readiness to explore emerging leadership opportunities.
  4. identify areas of interest and identify action steps to engage in those interests.


You thrived in your first few years of practice as a school psychologist—now what? This session will cover the transition from novice to professional and how to own your identity as an emerging leader within your buildings. Topics include dealing with imposter syndrome, developing an area of expertise, and outlining an action plan to make a targeted, sustainable impact within your schools or school district.



DAndrea L. Jacobs, Baltimore County Public Schools
Elizabeth A. Niemiec, Baltimore City Public Schools
April D. Turner, PhD, Baltimore City Public Schools


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