FHSU grants facilitator Leslie Paige elected treasurer of National Association of School Psychologists

Leslie Z. Paige, grants facilitator for Fort Hays State University's Graduate School and Docking Institute of Public Affairs, was recently elected treasurer of the National Association of School Psychologists.

She will serve the 2004-2007 term and will assume official responsibilities July 1.

Previously, Paige was the project director for several federal, state and foundation grants for the Hays USD 489, including the RURAL: Safe Schools Healthy Students Initiative. Paige was a school psychologist practitioner for the Hays school district before becoming involved with state and federal projects for the school district.

Paige has served in leadership roles in school psychology at the state and national levels. She chaired the NASP Publications Board, co-chaired the Ethics committee and served as Kansas Delegate. She served as president of the Kansas Association of School Psychologists and held many other state association leadership positions.

She has received national and state recognition, including the Fort Hays State University Alumni Achievement Award, the 1996 National School Psychologist of the Year, the Kansas School Psychologist of the Year, and others.

She has written and reviewed book chapters, is an ad hoc reviewer for the School Psychology Review, a contributing editor for the NASP Communiqué, and co-edited a special issue on the Safe Schools Healthy Students Initiative for Psychology in the Schools. She is co-editor of Helping Children at Home and School II and is currently co-authoring a chapter for the Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: From Research to Practice.

Paige received her B.S. in psychology at the University of Cincinnati and her M.S. and Ed.S. degrees in school psychology from FHSU. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

The National Association of School Psychologists represents 22,000 school psychologists and related professionals throughout the United States and abroad. NASP?s mission is to promote educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children and youth by implementing research-based, effective programs that prevent problems, enhance independence, and promote optimal learning.

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