Welcome to SCASP

The Sonoma County Association of School Psychologists is a non-profit organization that strives to connect school psychologists in the area, and provides information that will enable and support our area's school psychologists to be up to date on current best practices. SCASP invites you to join our organization for the 2022-2023 School Year! 

Membership with the Sonoma County Association of School Psychologists (SCASP) includes the annual kickoff workshop, discounts on SCASP sponsored workshops throughout the school year, and invitations to our winter and spring gatherings. In addition, a portion of membership revenue will be donated to the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP).

Membership sign up link to come in Fall 2022. 

SCASP Welcome Letter
from our SCASP President

Hello, Sonoma County school psychologists, and welcome to the 2022-23 school year. Thank you in advance for all you will do this year to support students, staff, families and each other. 

We are in this together! And “together” is a good word for who SCASP is and what we do.

SCASP, the Sonoma County Association of School Psychologists is your local professional organization and an affiliate of CASP, the California Association of School Psychologists. We offer trainings, social events and a collaborative community of your colleagues at the local level, as well as representation and communication at the state level.

Our organization is run by a board of elected and appointed officers. This year’s board includes

    • Linda Beth Ginsberg, President
    • Cecilia Valdovinos, President Elect
    • Matthew Park, Past President
    • Annalise Puentes, Membership
    • Bethany Deniz, Secretary
    • Steve Powner and Suzanne Merideth, Co-Treasurers
    • Zenia Horning, Region 1 Representative

Want to get involved? We could use your talents! We have an opening for a social media coordinator to maintain our website and post information to share with our members. This is a good way to get your toes wet – you don’t have to run for office, you get to know psychologists outside your district, you get to take part in our monthly meetings as a non-voting board member, and our outgoing social media coordinator will even train you.

We look forward to connecting with all of you through our trainings and events. Watch for emails and check back with our website, where we will keep you up to date on all the latest.

As we head into this new school year, remember to take care of yourself. You will be more effective in helping others when your own needs have also been met. Get enough sleep, pack a lunch, make time for the things and people you love, and set some boundaries (like not answering – or, worse yet, sending - emails at 9:00 p.m. (if you must catch up at night, at least use that delayed send button next to the signature line!))

I have a quote posted in both of my school offices (as well as on my bedroom mirror) that reminds me: “May I meet this moment fully. May I meet it as a friend.” And when you just cannot be friends with a particular moment, remember that you have friends here; both friends you know and those you have not yet met. Take care, my friends.

Linda Beth Ginsberg, SCASP President