Equity

“School psychologists work to ensure the protection of the educational rights, opportunities, and well-being of all children, especially those whose voices have been muted, identities obscured, or needs ignored. Social justice requires promoting non-discriminatory practices and the empowerment of families and communities. School psychologists enact social justice through culturally-responsive professional practice and advocacy to create schools, communities, and systems that ensure equity and fairness for all children and youth”, (Adopted by the NASP Board of Directors, April 2017).

 

As a school psychologist:

  • I recognize the history and continued occurrences of disproportionality in the identification of special education students and disciplinary actions towards students with disabilities and students of color and work to help create systems to address it.
  • advocate for the rights of students with disabilities.
  • I recognize the long history of racism in the United States and the impact it has on one's mental and physical well-being . I work to create systems of change to end racism.
  • I am an ally for the LGBTQ+ Community.
  • I commit to maintaining culturally competent practices.