THE NETWORK'S VISION + MISSION
The vision of the Black School Psychologists Network is to support, elevate, and advance the work of Black School Psychologists.
The mission is to co-create a powerful network of Black School Psychologists nationwide. The network will be a safe place where Black School Psychologists feel supported and encouraged. In addition, provide culturally responsive professional development and resources to enhance the work and well-being of Black School Psychologists, including graduate students.
Simply put, the mission is to ensure we flourish in the field.
HISTORY OF BSPN
The establishment of the Black School Psychologists Network (BSPN) in 2022 marked a significant milestone and the representation of Black professionals in school psychology. Driven by the visionary leadership of Dr. Byron McClure, the journey toward creating a supportive community for Black school psychologists began.
It all started with a social media post shared by Dr. McClure in early 2022. The response to the post was overwhelming, with many expressing their interest and support for such a community. Encouraged by the positive reception, Dr. McClure organized the first meeting of the dream team on February 28, 2022.
Five passionate and dedicated Black school psychologists, who shared the same belief in the vision, attended the session. On May 9, 2022, the Black School Psychologists Network (BSPN) was officially established. Driven by the collective efforts of the founding members, which later became a 501(c)3 organization on December 2022.
The momentum and impact of BSPN continued to grow, thanks to the invaluable support and active participation of numerous individuals and organizations.
On April 27th-28th, 2023, history was made in Atlanta, Georgia, with the inaugural Black School Psych Summit. As the journey of the Black School Psychologists Network continues, it remains committed to its founding principles and the betterment of Black School Psychologists and graduate students nationwide.
MEET THE TEAM
DR. KRISTA EDWARDS
Director of Programming & Community Outreach
DR. ALEXANDRIA ROBERS
Social Media Content Creator
On April 27th, 2023, history was made!
The inaugural Black School Psychologists Summit (BSPS) brought together a record-breaking attendance of nearly 500 Black School Psychologists, graduate students, and faculty members in Atlanta, Georgia.
The theme for the Summit was Homecoming: Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of Black School Psychologists.
Special thanks to our vendors, sponsors, and donors who supported the vision of BSPN.
History was made. However, the vision is clearer.
Stay tuned, and be sure to subscribe for updates on the Black School Psych Summit for 2024. You do not want to miss the premiere convening for Black School Psychologists.
"This event was amazing, inspiring, and encouraging for Black School Psychologists at any place/time of their careers whether they be new or veterans."