Created in 2000, this award seeks to recognize a member of our profession who has devoted his or her professional life to the improvement of the profession of School Psychology. The award is presented during even years. Any member is invited to nominate one outstanding professional for this prestigious award. Candidates must be current members of AASP who are school psychology practitioners, trainers, supervisors, administrators, state consultants, or researchers and have made major contributions to the field of school psychology.
As school psychometrists and school psychologists we will spend a large portion of our daily lives interacting and impacting the lives of our colleagues, teachers, and students. There are few who choose to stay beyond the allotted 25 years. Due to ever changing school boards, superintendents, and special education directors many of us leave this profession well before 25 years. However, Scott Michelfelder chose to serve the students in the Birmingham City School System for well over 30 years. Scott’s impact as a Gifted Teacher and School Psychometrist is felt across the city and school system today.
Scott taught our team to be advocates for our children and the profession. He was the first in our school system to become actively involved in AASP and has encouraged all of us to take an active role in the organization. Despite daily challenges of staff shortages, reduction in force, and large caseloads Scott’s level of professionalism and commitment to providing quality assessments never wavered.
Scott possesses the highest level of ethical and moral servitude when comes to administering assessments, working with colleagues, and students.
Although Scott has retired, he continues to assist our department with help and advice. It has been an honor to know and work alongside Scott. He has truly left his mark on our department as well as the district. We couldn’t think of anyone more deserving.
2018 Valinda Teague
2016 Clare Ward
2000 Jo McCall