Empowering Children, Educators, and Families

Central Region

Central Region Director

Melissa Sullivan


Upcoming events

Regional Meeting News

See the Regional Update section below for exciting news about our next Regional Meeting!

Regional Update

Upcoming Central Region Meeting: Announcing our Central Region meeting!

I am excited to announce that the Central Region Meeting for the Kansas Association of School Psychologists has been scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 7-8, 2019.  We have the opportunity to partner with the Reno County Education Cooperative and provide a virtual workshop from CASE (Council of Administrators in Special Education). The workshop will run all  day (times will be announced soon), with lunch provided. The workshop will be held at ESSDACK, 1500 E 11th Ave #200, in Hutchinson.

Each Day will be a self contained workshop.  Participants can register for each day separately or both days.  Cost is $20 per day for KASP members, and $30 per day for non-members.


“Actualizing the Promise: Legal Issues”

Thursday AM

Presented by Julie Weatherly, Esq.

Julie J. Weatherly, Esq. is the owner of Resolutions in Special Education, Inc. with attorneys in Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama and Naples, Florida. Julie is a member of the State Bars of Alabama and Georgia, and for almost 30 years, has provided legal representation and consultative services to school districts and other agencies in the area of educating students with disabilities. She has been a member of the faculty for many national and state legal institutes and is a frequent speaker at special education law conferences. Julie has developed a number of videotape training series on special education law and has been published nationally as a part of her trainings, workshops and seminars. She is the author of the legal update article for the National CASE quarterly newsletter and is a member of LRP’s Special Education Attorneys Advisory Council. In June of 1996, Julie appeared with Leslie Stahl on CBS news program “60 Minutes” to discuss the cost of meeting the legal requirements of the IDEA. In 1998, she was honored by Georgia’s Council for Exceptional Children as Georgia’s Individual who had Contributed Most to Students with Disabilities, and in April 2012, Julie received the National CASE Award for Outstanding Service.

“Actualizing the Practice: - Meeting the needs of All Students with mental health and trauma-related needs”

Thursday PM and Friday all day

Presented By various team members of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

A Note from Melissa:  Welcome back from Christmas break!  Be sure to register for our Central Region meeting and look for info on the upcoming Spring conference.  It is an exciting time in our field and our state, as we roll out the Work Authorization program.  Kansas is forging the way for others to join our field.  

About Your Regional Director

I am currently a school psychologist for McPherson County Special Education Cooperative and am in my 5th year as a school psychologist.  I was previously a special education teacher and autism specialist in Harvey County for 12 years.  This is now my second year as your Central Region Director, and I have really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved on the KASP board representing our region.  I am encouraged by the strong leadership in Kansas and quality professional development provided through KASP.  I encourage you all to find ways to advocate for our profession and participate in KASP events.  

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