Ms. Shradha Gera Voted in as President Elect of the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania

The Association of School Psychologists (ASPP) held its first election for the new position of President Elect. Ms. Shradha Gera of southeastern Pennsylvania was voted in as President Elect for the 2023-2024 school year. She will begin in this role effective July 1, 2023. 

Ms. Gera is a nationally- and state-certified school psychologist in her 10th year of practice. She attended Lehigh University’s School Psychology program, completing her internship in the Upper Darby School District. Ms. Gera has worked as a practitioner in both Delaware and Pennsylvania. During her years in practice, Ms. Gera presented to her district’s school board to raise awareness about the multi-dimensional role of school psychologists. She delivered presentations about Response to Intervention, assessing the academic progress of English language learners, and classroom management. To address needs related to equity and diversity, Ms. Gera led an initiative for staff to engage in discussions about race, ethnicity, ableism, and LGBTQ+ issues.

Ms. Gera has also served in various leadership roles. With the Delaware Association of School Psychologists, she served as the Government and Professional Relations co-chair and gathered data on school psychologist shortages across the state. In 2021, Ms. Gera participated on the Praxis School Psychologist National Advisory Committee to provide input on the development of the School Psychologist Praxis Exam. Since 2021, Ms. Gera has been the Northeast Regional Representative for the National Association of School Psychologists’ Assistance to States committee. In this role, she has helped to plan procedures that are conducive to building a pipeline of diverse leadership in state organizations. Currently, Ms. Gera serves on the ASPP Board, and she is the ASPP Delegate for the Southeast region of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Gera’s work as a practitioner and leader is grounded in her focus on lifting the voices of both school psychologists and students of minoritized backgrounds and/or marginalized communities in order to create more equitable outcomes. We look forward to Ms. Gera’s work as President Elect for the 2023-2024 school year.

Congratulations, Ms. Gera!