MSUM School Psychology Alumna Sarah How was chosen for the 2021 Ysseldyke Best Practices Award through the Minnesota School Psychologists Association. This is a huge honor and demonstrates her commitment to serve children, teens, educators and families to the best of her ability and with the latest knowledge of best practices. She was presented the award virtually at the annual MSPA conference on January 29, 2021.  Sarah is currently a school psychologist for Northern Cass and Mapleton Schools and has been a practicing school psychologist for over 20 years.  She also is an author, public speaker, and has been active in various professional organizations over the years promoting school psychology and positive environments for children and families.

This award is designed to honor those professionals whose principles, standards and dedication have enhanced the field of school psychology. This award is named for Jim Ysseldyke, who (among many other accomplishments) was a University of Minnesota Professor of Educational Psychology and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Education and Human Development.  Dr. Peg Potter, School Psychology, is a former Ysseldyke Award winner.

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