June 30, 2016
NHASP is very pleased to announce the 2015-16 NH School Psychologist of the Year (SPY), Tari Selig! Tari is the school psychologist at Griffin Memorial School in Litchfield, NH, NH state delegate to NASP and is currently a PsyD Student at William James College. In selecting Tari for our NH School Psychologist of the Year, the awards committee recognized her powerful contribution to our field at the local, state, and national levels. Tari’s nomination letter describes her as “an effective collaborator” who “constantly goes above and beyond to ensure that the needs of students are being met.”
Tari is also a past-president of NHASP and has led a range of advocacy, professional development, and organizational activities. She helped lead the effort to revise the standards for school psychologists in NH and is currently working to develop a school psychologist rubric for teacher evaluation work in NH. Tari has also led efforts to promote school psychology awareness week in NH and her strong creativity can be seen in many NHASP resources in recent years. In case you wondered where the school psychology scavenger hunt came from, well, now you know. Who knows, she may yet talk us into that school psychology prom.
The selection process for SPY is always difficult and this year was no exception. Several remarkable school psychologists were nominated by their schools. All nominees demonstrate the importance of school psychologists in promoting success for all students. The awards committee thanks everyone who participated in the selection process this year and appreciates the opportunity to learn about the great work occurring in our state.