Maryland School 
 Psychologists' Association


Nomination Statement for Distinguished Membership

Nick Silvestri



Nick is nominated for the membership status of Distinguished Membership.  Nicholas Silvestri has been an active member of the Maryland School Psychologists’ Association (MSPA) for the past 39 years, joining in February, 1979.  He served as President during the 1984-85 school year and Was the Nominations Chair from 1987 to 1997.  He was active on the Legislative Committee and Public Relations (now Public Affairs) for many years.  Although serving as an officer is greatly important his most long-lasting influences are through his committee work and his work as the NASP Liasion.  Nick has been a long-standing advocate for school psychology in his position as a Resource Psychologist in Anne Arundel County and in his role as NASP Delegate, which he held from 1995 through 2002 and again from 2006 through 2012.  His service as NASP Delegate strengthened the connection between MSPA and NASP.  Nick served NASP as one of our two regional Delegate Representatives from 2000-2002, as a member of the Government and Professional Relations Committee, and leader of NASP’s Assistance to States Committee.  Nick is a member of the National Education Agency (NEA), MSEA local affiliate, Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County (TAAAC), and served from 2014-17 as a member of the MSEA state-wide Legislative Advisory board, which discusses legislative bills and advocacy issues that MSEA will endorse in the upcoming Maryland General Assembly session. This is an additional opportunity for the voice of school psychology in our advocacy for students and the professional issues that matter most to school psychologists. Nick was presented with NASP’s Outstanding Advocate award at the NASP convention in 2017.

Nick started his career as a school psychologist in Prince William County, VA, before moving to Prince George’s County, MD, and then to Anne Arundel County Public Schools where he still works. He began as the Resource Psychologist in the 02-03 school year and continues to serve a staff of 74 Psychologist and 30 school social workers.

Distinguished membership is regarded as an honor and a tribute in appreciation and recognition of the nominee's commitment and long-term contribution to the profession of school psychology in Maryland.  We feel Nick more than meets the criteria for this Membership status.

Vision: All students will thrive in school, at home, and throughout their lives.

Mission: MSPA promotes and advocates for best practices in school psychology to improve learning, behavior, and mental health for all students, families, and schools.

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