School Psychology Organization (SPO)

This section of our website will be updated soon with information about our school psychology student organization (SPO) including upcoming professional and social events, and information about our Program's student leaders. 

Mission Statement: SPO is a student led organization that focuses on establishing communication, connection, and support between school psychology students, NLU faculty, alumni and the university as a whole. SPO’s mission is to advocate for our students, create program awareness, establish a community within the university, create relationships and mentorships between cohorts, and create opportunities for community service, fundraising, and networking. Our goal is to improve the program, and to create the best possible experience for our students. 


2016-2017 SPO Executive Board Members:

President:Julia Kane,, (630) 204-6164

Vice-President (President-elect): Emilee Frost (630) 484-4684
Treasurer: Judy Contreras (630) 804-9604
Student Delegate Year 1: Camiah McNeal (773)459-1999
Student Delegates Year 2: Marissa Fang (630) 220-0050 and Jackie Girgis  630-670-0362
Student Delegates Year 3: Veronica Spiratos and Kristina Oprishchenko (815) 222-3269
ISPA Delegate: Lauren Buck ((815)978-4459,
NASP Delegates: Angie Dugger (815) 450-0595 and Julia Kane,, (630) 204-6164
Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Cooper





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