Anastasia Skalski

Anastasia "Stacy" Kalamaros Skalski, PhD, is the director, professional policy and practice for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). In this capacity, she collaborates with national and state leaders, educational professionals, and elected officials to advocate for the alignment of research, policy, and practice at the state and federal levels. Her primary focus is on promoting high-quality educational practices and student services and comprehensive coordinated school-based mental health services. Dr. Skalski has more than 25 years of experience as a school psychology practitioner, university professor, school administrator, and professional advocate. Prior to joining the NASP staff in 2005, Dr. Skalski served as the coordinator of mental health services for the Douglas County School District (DCSD) in Colorado. In this role, she was responsible for leading and mentoring 75 school psychologists and social workers, recruiting and hiring new mental health personnel, directing district-level initiatives pertaining to mental health programming, and codirecting a collaborative district response to intervention (RTI) program. Dr. Skalski also spent 9 years as an assistant research professor at the University of Colorado at Denver (UCD) and 5 years as a school psychologist for the Douglas County Schools and the Cherry Creek School Districts. Dr. Skalski has provided hundreds of professional presentations, trainings, and inservices on school-based prevention and intervention, RTI, legal issues, advocacy, collaboration, and educational and school mental health policy. Dr. Skalski’s leadership positions have included serving as the Colorado delegate to NASP, the cochair of the National Alliance of Pupil Services Organizations (NAPSO), and the chairperson of the Colorado School Mental Health Alliance. Dr. Skalski has received her BA in psychology (Hanover College, 1985), her MA in educational psychology (University of Denver, 1986), and her PhD in school psychology (University of Denver, 1991).



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