24th Annual Professional Development Convention

October 19-21, 2016

Houston, TX


Presenter Information


Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, Ed.D., NCSP, ABPdN, is the Associate Chair of the School Psychology Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Ilinois. Dr. Fletcher-Janzen has been a school psychologist for 33 years and received her Diplomate in Pediatric Neuropsychology in 2010. She has co-edited and authored sixteen books including the Handbook of School Neuropsychology (Wiley), and the Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology (Springer).



Todd A. Savage, Ph.D., NCSP earned his doctoral degree in school psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2002. Having previously taught at the University of Kentucky and New Mexico State University, Dr. Savage is currently an associate professor in the school psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.



Jeanne Anne Carriere, Ph.D., is the Director of the Educational Assessment Team with the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders and a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Counseling and School Psychology Programs at Chapman University. Her practice and research interests include effective report writing practices, comprehensive Autism assessment, and parent education.  She has presented her research at the local, state, and national level. 



Dr. Dan Miller is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Philosophy and the Executive Director of the Woodcock Institute for the Advancement of Neurocognitive Research and Applied Practice at Texas Woman's University (TWU) in Denton, Texas. Dr. Miller was the founding TASP President in 1993.



Donna Black, LSSP, received her M.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and has worked in education since 1988. Donna currently works as an Assessment Consultant with Pearson Clinical Assessment and also is an appointed member of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP).



Gail M. Cheramie, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She is the director of the nationally-approved specialist-level School Psychology program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and is a consultant to many school districts across the state. Dr. Cheramie is a charter member and was involved in the development of TASP, served as president of TASP, and was actively involved in the creation of the LSSP credential. She continues to support the profession through various activities.



Brad Mason authored the books Counseling Tools for Kids in Schools, Autism/Asperger: Understanding from the Inside Out, the Intensive Care for You video course series, ten films about children’s behavioral health issues, and is co-author of published research in aggression, gender roles, and children’s television. Brad has worked in public schools as an LSSP since 1994 and as an LPC currently operates the Autism Clinic and Family Counseling Center.



Dr. Laurie McGarry Klose is an Associate Professor and Director of the School Psychology Program at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. Prior to this, she worked at Texas State University, and as a school psychologist in California, Massachusetts and Texas.  Laurie is a Past President of TASP and current Texas Delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists.  In addition, Laurie serves on numerous state and national committees including the NASP Government and Professional Relations committee and the NASP Ethics and Professional Practices committee.



Stephanie Kneedler, SSP, LSSP, NCSP is Government and Professional Relations Chair with the Texas Association of School Psychologists. Ms. Kneedler is the program-based LSSP for the Regional Day School Program for the Deaf within Round Rock Independent School District and is actively involved in research regarding traumatic brain injury (TBI).



Marty DeLeon, JD, is considered an expert on education policy serving as a legislative consultant.  A graduate of UC Berkeley, Marty is known in the Capitol for his ability to develop solutions to complex issues, working with Republicans and Democrats. Before becoming a lobbyist, Marty taught 5th grade at Edgewood ISD.  



Stacy Morgan has been in education for 14 years. She received her B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M. Most recently, Stacy partnered with Mae Coffman to found Emergent Tree Education, a firm focused on behavior systems. She currently serves as president of the Texas Association of Behavior Specialists.



Dr. Melissa Reeves is an NCSP, licensed professional counselor and special education teacher, and current President of the NASP. She is an adjunct instructor at Winthrop University, school psychologist at a pre-K-12th school, and a crisis management/psychological recovery expert. Dr. Reeves co-authored the NASP PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Intervention curriculum.



Anise Flowers, Ph.D., received her doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology from Louisiana State University.  Anise has been an Assessment Consultant with Pearson for the past 13 years, providing consultation in Arkansas and South Texas.  She has presented at numerous workshops and presentations throughout Texas & Arkansas on a variety of assessment topics.



Crissy McDaniel is an Education Specialist with the Education Service Center – Region 16. She provides direct services and technical assistance to district diagnosticians, LSSPs and Special Education Directors. She graduated from Texas Tech University and taught in Garland School District before “retiring” for 10 years. During this sabbatical, she completed a Masters of Education in Educational Diagnostician at West Texas A&M University. She returned to work as an Educational Diagnostician for 7 years – at which time she completed her Masters of Psychology at West Texas A&M University. She became a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and began serving as Special Education Coordinator before taking her current position at Region 16.



Clynita Grafenreed, Ph.D., is currently an Education Specialist at Region 4 Service Center in Houston, TX.  For twelve years, Dr. Grafenreed provided school psychological services as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology to numerous school districts in the Houston area.  Through her position at Region 4, Dr. Grafenreed leads the Texas Behavior Support, a Texas Education Agency-sponsored statewide network designed to build capacity in Texas schools for the provision of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to all students. 



Vicki Santos, M.A, is currently an Education Specialist at Region 4 Service Center in Houston, TX.  For twenty years, Ms. Santos has provided school behavioral and psychological services as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology to several school districts in the Houston area.  Through her position at Region 4, Ms. Santos is a part of the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Team, and a member of the Texas Behavior Support Network. 



Julie J. Weatherly, Esq., is the owner of Resolutions in Special Education, Inc. in Mobile, Alabama. She is a member of the Alabama and Georgia Bars and has provided legal and consultative services to schools for over 30 years in the area of educating students with disabilities. She is a frequent speaker throughout the country at national, state and local conferences.



Achilles N. Bardos, Ph.D., is a Professor of School Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. His teaching and research interests include psychological and educational assessment. He is the author or co-author of many psychological tests including the most recent, the Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System (BIMAS; McDougal, Bardos & Meier, 2011).



Kara Zwolinski, M.Ed., currently serves as the Student Evaluation Education Specialist at Region 4 ESC. She has worked in education for 18 years as a Program Specialist for Assessment, an Educational Diagnostician, a Reading Teacher/Dyslexia Specialist, and a classroom teacher. She has a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction and a M.Ed. in Special Education.


Dr. Krystal Simmons, LSSP, NCSP is a licensed psychologist and is a Clinical Associate Professor at Texas A&M University’s Educational Psychology Department. She earned a B.A. from Howard University and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in School Psychology. Dr. Simmons also worked for the Houston Independent School District’s Psychological Services Department.