Rhode Island School Psychologists Association (RISPA)

Hello RISPA members! 

Please use this area to tell us about your School Psychology experiences and/or tell us about an exciting announcement.  Other members are able to respond and comment. 
We look forward to hearing from you!


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  • 05 Jul 2018 11:42 PM | Anonymous

    RISPA Members:

    A full time opening for a school psychologist is available through Exeter West Greenwich public schools beginning this August. If interested, please contact principal of Metcalf Elementary School, Laurie Ratigan at 401-397-3375 or apply through SchoolSpring with the following link:


  • 06 Oct 2017 2:10 PM | Anonymous

    The University of Rhode Island's Psychology Department has a lecturer position open to begin in January 2018!!  

    Detailed information and position requirements are available at http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2787 .  

    For more information, applicants may please contact: 

    W. Grant Willis, PhD



  • 01 Sep 2017 12:59 PM | Anonymous

    Please click below to find out more about a .5 school psychologist position in Portsmouth Public Schools effective immediately. It is at the elementary level.

    This is a link to the job:


    On School Spring, it is JOB ID:  2816768

    Interested applicants may also contact Dr. Lisa C. Colwell, Director of Pupil Personnel Services at 

    ph: 401.683.1039

    fax: 401.683.5204

  • 19 Jun 2017 9:50 AM | Anonymous

    The Bi-County Collaborative is seeking a qualified clinical director for its Therapeutic Middle and High School day programs.

    Interested applicants, please contact:

    Kristina DeNapoli

    Executive  Assistant to the Executive Director

    Bi-County Collaborative

    397 East Central St. 

    Franklin, Ma 02038

    Tel:508-613-4013 Fax: 508-520-1445

  • 10 May 2017 10:21 AM | Anonymous

    The Greene School is looking for .4 School Psychologist for the 2017/2018 School Year. This individual will serve as a member of the school's Evaluation Team and R.T.I. team. K-12 Experience preferred. Competitive salary. 

    Contact Paul Vigeant, Director of Special Education at pvigeant@thegreeneschool.org

  • 12 Dec 2016 11:07 AM | Anonymous

    East Providence is looking for a school psychologist to fill a maternity leave beginning of January through March.  Anyone interested should contact the Pupil Personnel Director, Bud MacDonnell.  

     401-435-7500 ext: 30002

  • 12 Apr 2016 6:14 PM | Anonymous

    Educational Testing Service (ETS), which develops The Praxis Series™ assessments, is currently seeking active educators to serve on the School Psychologist test development standing committee. The Praxis Series™ assessments provide educational tests and other services that states use as part of their teacher licensure and certification process.


    The purpose of this committees is to advise ETS on developments in the field as well as to be actively involved in the development of the test. Committee members are paid an honorarium to serve on the committee.  The honorarium is dependent upon completion of the work requested. Typical work of the committee would be to write approximately 15 multiple-choice items and to review approximately 30 - 50 questions written by other committee members. In addition, committee members would be asked to review 1 - 2 test forms to ensure they adequately measure the knowledge and skills defined by the content domain, to review the Study Companion for the test to make sure the content domain is still relevant, and also to provide consultation concerning specific test questions flagged for review. Most of the work of the committee would be done via email or through a computer site, but the committee may convene virtually on occasion to discuss issues relevant to the field. There may not be much work in one year but more in the next.  The amount of work varies but if a committee member is unable to participate in a specific assignment, the committee member will be asked to perform the next assignment.  Committee members continue to serve on the committee until rotated off.


    ETS highly values the contributions of the educational community in the development of its tests. We hope that you are interested in serving in this important role. If you would like to be considered to serve on a committee, please go to the Praxis Test Development Standing Committee Registration and Recruitment Website (www.ets.org/praxiscomm), select the appropriate subject area, and complete the application.

    ETS selects individuals with the requisite experience and background and ensures that each committee is diverse with respect to gender, race and ethnicity, and state and grade level representation. If you are selected to serve as a standing committee member, ETS will contact you with a formal invitation and the details regarding your role and responsibilities. Please note that not being selected to serve on a committee is no reflection on your expertise and qualifications. It most likely means that all openings matching your profile were filled before ETS received your information. If you are not selected we will keep your information on file and will contact you in the future when a vacancy occurs on a committee for which you are qualified or for other opportunities that may arise. If you are unavailable to serve at this time but are interested in working with us in the future, please let us know. We rotate committee members on a regular basis in order to maximize the number of educators who contribute to the test development process.

    Would you please share this with the School Psychologists in your state who you feel would be good contributors to the test development process or please apply yourself.  We are also seeking educators to work on all Praxis subject tests and would welcome applications from educators in the other subject areas if your colleagues are interested.


    If you have any questions, please contact me either by phone at 609-683-2163 or via email at dmckee@ets.org



    Debra McKee



    Debra F. McKee, CAP-OM, DTM

    Professional Associate

    Recruitment Coordinator/Meeting Planner

    Educational Testing Service

    Rosedale Rd., M/S 18-N

    Princeton, NJ 08541

    Phone:  609-683-2163

    ETS Main phone:  609-921-9000, ext. 2163

    e-mail:  dmckee@ets.org

  • 23 Mar 2016 4:43 PM | Anonymous


    Prepare Now for June 30, 2016 RI Licensure Renewal 


    What: " Sequence VI: Ethics & Risk Management in the Age of the ACA" 

    Who: Eric A. Harris, Ed.D., J.D. 

    When: Friday, April 8, 2016 

    Where: Radisson Airport Hotel, Warwick, RI 

    Credits: 6 CE Credits. REGISTER HERE 

    May Program: 

    What: “Forgiveness in Psychotherapy-Emerging Research & Clinical Applications” 

    Who: Steven Sandage, Ph.D. 

    When: Friday, May 13, 2016 

    Where: IIARI Education Center, 2400 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886 

    Credits: 6 CE Credits. REGISTER HERE 

    June Program: 

    What: “Going beyond the stuff: Interventions for Hoarding Disorder” 

    Who: Jordana Muroff, Ph.D., LICSW 

    When: Friday, June 10, 2016 

    Where: IIARI Education Center, 2400 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886 

    Credits: 6 CE Credits. REGISTER HERE 

  • 20 Aug 2015 1:43 PM | Anonymous

    Save the Date for the NASP 2016 Annual Convention

    Save the date for the NASP 2016 Annual Convention, held February 10–13, 2016 in New Orleans, LA! 

    Plan to join thousands of school psychologists enhancing their skills, discovering new strategies, and refueling their excitement for the profession. 

    Described as “relevant” and “eye-opening”, this convention is your chance to break from your routine and reinvigorate your practice. You’ll connect with school psychologists from around the country and come away with valuable knowledge about what works in their districts. 

    Topics include cognitive, academic, and social–emotional assessment; evidence-based academic and behavioral interventions; school psychologists as mental health service providers; support for English 

    Locate materials to convince your supervisor to approve your attendance, see registration details, and find deals on hotel room rates and more at www.nasponline.org/NASP16.

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