Tanque Verde Unified School District’s Lead School Psychologist, Ivonne Olivas, was recently appointed the distinguished honor of serving as an officer on the Executive Board of the Arizona Association of School Psychologists (AASP). Ivonne will serve as one of two Regional Directors for the Southern Region. As a member of this state leadership group, Ivonne helps engage school psychologists with high-quality professional development, promote visionary leadership, and advocate for ethically, culturally competent and socially just practices to empower school psychologists in the vital role of supporting the well-being of Arizona’s children and youth.
Ivonne is beginning her 13th year as a School Psychologist and her 2nd year in Tanque Verde Unified School District. She has vast experience working with diverse populations in Southern Arizona, prioritizes addressing students' mental health needs, and specializes in academic and behavioral intervention for students.
In her current role, Ivonne works with students, families, teachers, and staff by supporting special education services across all four campuses in the district. The knowledge and skills gained through her work and training with AASP will be a tremendous asset leaving a lasting impact on both our school and neighborhood community. Tanque Verde is proud to have her leadership and influence to guide our practice with students and collaboration with teachers.