Community Spotlights

CCASP is committed to honoring our colleagues and lifting local professionals. 

Summer 2022 Educator Spotlight



Yolanda Mejia, School Psychologist

This season, CCASP is happy to future our upcoming president, Yolanda Mejia! Yolanda has been heavily involved in CCASP's programming for 4+ years.

Yolanda describes herself as a Latina immigrant from Mexico. She is a proud mother of two very strong girls. Between gymnastics, rock climbing, and track– they keep her busy! In her spare time, she enjoys running and outdoor activities. If she weren’t a school psychologist, she would be a full-time mom.

Yolanda’s favorite part of her work is meeting new families and guiding them through the initial stages of education and specialized services. She specializes in behavior support and preschool assessments.

Yolanda’s advice for a new educator? “Find a balance in your career, personal life, and relationships that best meets your needs. The right placement/assignment is out there, keep looking until you find it.”

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Meritorious Awards

Their peers nominated the following individuals for their outstanding service to our profession. Please join us in celebrating our honorees from the 2020-2021 year.

Interested in nominating a colleague? Join our mailing list! Nominations are accepting in the spring.

Brenda Gonzalez- Salazar

School Psychologist

Brenda was honored for her service to students. Her colleague noted, "She is brilliant, extremely knowledgeable, and a master at connecting with students. "


Abraham Espino

School Psychologist

Abraham was nominated for his service to the profession. Numerous colleagues indicated, "Abe is a professional above reproach, always utilizing his integrity to make the most sound decisions for our students and their families. "


Scholarship Awards

Join us in honoring these exceptional students to the School Psychologist field. Please join us in celebrating our honorees from the 2020-2021 year.

Interested in applying for a scholarship? Join our mailing list! Applications are accepted in spring.

Sandra Heredia 

National University

Sandra was honored for her work and research in supporting homeless students.

Rachel Weber

CSUN

Rachel was honored for her focus in outreach with parents.