PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Greetings and happy spring! I hope this message finds you maintaining peace and balance in your life as we come to the end of another school year. Springtime in the schools can be chaotic and hectic. I encourage each of you to seek out the beauty that spring brings as well as those daily moments of positivity, no matter how small. It seems surreal that I am writing to our membership for the last time as President after what seems like two very short years. I will keep my final message short and sweet by mainly saying THANK YOU! It has been such a joy and privilege to serve Oregon school psychologists in this leadership role. As I reflect on the past two years I am immensely appreciative of my experience working with school psychologists across the state and nation, advancing our work to help ensure that all students and families thrive. I am encouraged by our young passionate school psychologists and humbled by the wisdom of our more seasoned professionals. Finally, I am confident that I will be leaving my position in the very capable hands of our OSPA board and committees. While I will be moving on from my duties as President, I will not be going far. Next year I will serve as President-Elect (an advisory role to the Board) and continue chairing the conference committee. Thank you again for this opportunity and all the work you do for Oregon’s children and families.

Mason Rivers