Dr. Potter awarded Lifetime Achievement Award from MN School Psych Association

Dr. Margaret (Peg) Potter received the  MSPA Lifetime Achievement Award at the Minnesota School Psychology Association MidWinter Conference January 27 and 28, 2022.  The purpose of the award is “To identify and recognize outstanding school psychologists who have dedicated their professional lives to the development and betterment of school psychology.” We can’t think of a more deserving recipient.

She was presented the award by school psychologists in the NW Region of MN represented by MSUM School Psychology Alum Jill Carlson, although the awards committee noted Dr. Potter  had received multiple nominations from throughout the state.  From her nomination letter:  “Dr. Potter has been an instrumental part of the Minnesota school psychology profession for over 35 years. In this time, she has been a professor at Minnesota State University since 1987. She has been director of the MSU Moorhead School Psychology Program for at least 20 of those years.  She has been instrumental in creating and maintaining the excellent reputation of that program….  She has given all of herself and then some, in training students to be professionals that are regarded highly throughout the state for their knowledge, and expertise. Her impact and mark are felt far beyond the walls of the MSUM school psychology graduate program…Peg dedicates countless hours to helping her students professionally, but is also the first person to reach out and ask how you’re doing. Her authentic love for people is instrumental in feeling like you’re part of a program (and profession) bigger than yourself.”

Please join us in Congratulating Dr. Potter on this great acknowledgement of her impact on her graduate students over the years, on the field of school psychology, and on the children and families served by those school psychologists.