Pennsylvania Association 
of Student Assistance 






Congratulations to the 2018 Recipients of the
PASAP Annual Awards

Your work is "Making a Difference" in the Lives of
Children in Pennsylvania

Distinguished Elementary SAP Team Award

Bethlehem Elementary SAP Teams
Bethlehem School District. Bethlehem, PA

Bethlehem Elementary SAP Team Interview

The Bethlehem School District’s elementary schools have worked diligently to promote consistency among their buildings when it comes to their SAP programming.  Their on-line systems have allowed for this consistency while also allowing for the sharing of resources. 

Additionally, this district has done an amazing job at incorporating the MTSS process and SAP so that the two programs work collaboratively. 

Accepting the award from Board Member Dawn Fochtman is Regina Blizzard

Distinguished Secondary SAP Team Award

Lakeland Jr./Sr. High School SAP Team
Lakeland School District, Scott Township, PA

The Lakeland Secondary SAP Team go above and beyond to meet the needs of their students.  They have worked diligently to create a positive school culture regarding Student Assistance Programming and countless students have received services each year as a result.  They meet and educate faculty on a regularly basis on SAP processes and communicate the program’s effectiveness so they see value in referring students that are concerned about.  They work strategically with community partners to increase awareness and create opportunities for students to get their needs met so they can in turn be successful at school.

Pictured first row left is Julie Perhacs, PASAP Board Member with the Lakeland SAP Team

PASAP Visionary Award

“What’s SAPpenning?” from Salisbury Senior High School
Salisbury School District, Allentown, PA

Salisbury Senior High School Interview

“What’s SAPpening?” is a monthly video feature that is broadcasted regularly on the district’s cable news network.  The intention is to spread awareness about SAP related topics to students, parents, and the community while promoting SAP as a positive option to address concerns that may be causing a barrier to a student’s learning.

Accepting the award from PASAP Board Member is Rachael Legath

Friend of PASAP Award

Perri Rosen, PhD., Project Director
PNSAS - Garrett Lee Smith Project

Perri Rosen Interview

Perri has been a wonderful to SAP across the Commonwealth and certainly of the PASAP organization.  In her role as overseer of the Garrett Lee Smith Grant for Suicide Prevention she has made a strong connection between her work and Student Assistance Programming. 

By working with both initiatives collaboratively, we can cover more ground when it comes to suicide awareness and education to assist students who may be struggling to get them the help that they need.

Pictured with Perri Rosen is Lisa Sviben Miller, President of PASAP who presented the award.

PASAP Distinguished Service Award

Eric Shellenberger, School Counselor 
Central York High School, York, PA

Eric Shellenberger Interview

Eric is being recognized by his team for his outstanding dedication to SAP in their district for the past fifteen years.  He continues to work with the team to improve processes and procedures to help the team work more efficiently and in turn help more students.  He is always looking for gaps in services for their student body and works diligently to meet those needs either in-house or by mobilizing community agencies.

Accepting the award from PASAP Board Member Amy Marenick is Eric Shellenberger

Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals
PO Box 165
Titusville, Pennsylvania 16354
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