The Massachusetts School Psychology Association (MSPA) 2019 Fall Conference took place on Friday, November 15th, 2019 in Springfield, Massachusetts, gathering School Psychology professionals and students statewide. Among the attendees, Karina Ribeiro in the School Psychology program at Tufts University, was recognized and awarded the Ena Vazquez-Nutall Diversity Scholarship, a scholarship that supports the graduate training of culturally and linguistically diverse students in School Psychology. MSPA has been continuously committed to fostering and encouraging the diversity of professionals within the field, as they will eventually help to serve and provide services to diverse student populations.
Christian Walkes, an Educational Studies student entering his second year, recently published a book review in the prestigious Teachers College Record. The review outlines sj Miller's About Gender Identity Justice in Schools and Communities (2019) and its framework for gender identity justice and offers considerations grounded in Afro-pessimism's perspective. As a researcher interested in patterns of social stratification in education, sj Miller’s book proves to be timely given the shifting legal protections for gender complex identities in the United States. When asked about the review, Christian stated, "Invitation to write in this prestigious journal bears testament to those invested in my academic and professional growth." He gives special thanks to his advisor, Shameka Powell, who made this opportunity possible through their rigorous academic training and mentorship.