What is the greatest benefit of being a NAPSA member? Let’s face it, the position of Pupil Services/Educational Services is not for the faint at heart, and it’s not for the weary. Therefore, you must find your tribe. My first time attending the NAPSA Conference was in Pittsburgh, PA. in 2015. The pleasure of meeting other individuals across the United States, that share the same passion of providing equitable services for marginalized students, keep me afloat. The work we do can be a heavy lift, so I asked someone, how do they sustain their positive outlook, when it seems impossible to meet all the demands of this position. She said, “It’s my Pleasure” because it’s a calling to do this work, and it’s not about her, it’s about the students. That has stayed with me and reminds me that it’s not about me, it’s about our students and families. All that to say, it’s about the benefit of having a Tribe. People that share the same goal, the same challenges but keep the passion. I would be remised, if I didn’t mention the shared practices, updates on Legislative Proposals, as well as information and innovative ways to perform our jobs to better serve our community.
What is the greatest benefit of being a NAPSA member? The greatest benefit of being a NAPSA member is professional learning. The NAPSA Conference includes diverse topics with best practices to support the whole child, which is helpful for me as a school district administrator working in a small rural school district. Undoubtedly, the monthly NAPSA newsletter is a stellar resource that keeps me on the vanguard about topics impacting the work of student services administrators.
What is the greatest benefit of being a NAPSA member? Networking with job-a-like colleagues.
What is the greatest benefit of being a NAPSA member? The greatest benefit of being a NAPSA member is the access to up-to-date information on legislation and resources in the field of education. NAPSA serves as a reliable source of timely updates, ensuring that I am well-informed about the latest developments that directly impact my work as a Pupil Services Administrator.
What is the greatest benefit of being a NAPSA member? I think the greatest benefit of being a NAPSA member is the opportunity we have to network with peers from around the country. Even though the laws and rules vary from state to state, we all have the same problems. It is awesome that we can email or call someone and get great advice. In addition, the conference is another opportunity to network in person. Another equally great benefit is having the opportunity to serve on the NAPSA Executive Board. I get to work with great people who are experts in their fields.
What is the greatest benefit of being a NAPSA member? The ability to network with others outside of Ohio. It helps to not only know we are all battling the same issues but to get perspectives outside of those around me.
What is the greatest benefit of being a NAPSA member? I am proud to be a NAPSA member and also a board member because the organization brings a unique group of professionals together who serve students with disabilities. As a collective group, we can learn from each other and share ideas to better serve our students. I also feel I have reached a point in my career where I have a great deal of knowledge to share with younger colleagues who may be starting out in the field and can provide guidance and mentorship.
What is the greatest benefit of being a NAPSA member? Becoming aware and familiar with policies, practices and resources to share with schools to assist students to become productive citizens.
What is the greatest benefit of being a NAPSA member? Networking in NAPSA is one of its greatest benefits. Through networking I am able to stay current on up and coming trends and research based practices for improved outcomes in schools. NAPSA offers resources of the annual conference and ongoing webinars and resources on the website. I enjoy collaborating with others in the field of education beyond Ohio.
What is the greatest benefit of being a NAPSA member? The NAPSA Tidbits is something I always look forward to.