South Carolina Association of School Psychologists

Supporting learning and mental health of youth in South Carolina.

Awards Excellence in the Practice of School Psychology 

  • The nominee must be a practicing school psychologist and a member of SCASP. 
  • The nominee must show outstanding service in the practice of school psychology.  
  • The nominee should have demonstrated notable effort(s) to expand the role of the school psychologist either locally or statewide. 
Congratulations to Sandy Manning, our 2015 recipient of the Excellence in the Practice of School Psychology Award.   Sandy was nominated for her leadership example, her impact within her community and throughout the state, and her ability to motivate and inspire others to work toward the common goal of successful students.  Dr. Manning is know for always taking time to celebrate students, working well with teams, and finding the impossible in students.   Thank you, Sandy, for all you do!

Sandy has also recently been Nominated by the University of South Carolina for NASP Excellence in Supervision of School Psychology Interns.


Outstanding Contributions in the Field of School Psychology 
  • The nominee must show outstanding service promoting the profession of school psychology. 
  • The nominee's contributions should show widespread efforts of work on a regional or statewide basis.  
  • The nominee should have demonstrated effort(s) to improve overall services to children through support and improvement of existing school psychology services. 

Congratulations to Gail Elmore, the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Contributions in the Field of School Psychology Award.  Gail was nominated for her work in Lexington/Richland School District Five.  She was described as working tirelessly with the district's most challenging students, as well going above and beyond for her students, families, and colleagues.  Gail's attitude and her joy in working with children is said to be felt by all who meet her.  

In addition to her work with Lexington/Richland Five, Gail teaches at the University of South Carolina, volunteers as a CPI trainer, and presents regularly on topics such as PBIS, Mindfulness, and Suicide Prevention. 




Outstanding Contributions in Education 

  • The nominee should be concerned with the profession of education in general. 
  • The nominee should have made notable contribution(s) to education in South Carolina which, directly or indirectly, have improved services to children. 


Awards Timelines: Nominations for awards will be due by September 6, 2017. The Nominations Committee has the discretion to consider all nominees for any award category. Submission Guidelines: Please submit a letter of nomination as well as at least two letters of support.

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