Shaler Black Cooper
Cherokee Creek Boys School
Attending NATSAP has been a great opportunity to connect with others in the industry, expand my knowledge, build skills, and share exciting news and updates about Cherokee Creek Boys School. I’m excited to serve on the planning committee to build upon the successes of past conferences.
My first experience with NATSAP was when I attended the annual conference. It didn’t take long for me to want to be involved at a deeper level with this organization – one who supports programs in providing high quality services for children and families and whose members are committed and compassionate. I have continued to attend every annual NATSAP conference over the years because there are so many opportunities to learn and connect with colleagues who share a passion for working with struggling youth.
I value the NATSAP conferences and feel they provide a great opportunity for professionals to gather together and share their knowledge. The conferences allow all professionals to interact in a collegial setting. I have only missed one national NATSAP conference since 2003 and I have been chairing or co-chairing regional conferences since 2006.
Holly D. Hunter, Owner
This environment of educational evolution provides us each an opportunity to commit to commit to give our best to the families we serve.
I always look forward to the annual NATSAP conference. It is a great time to connect with other professionals in our unique industry to share ideas and learn new and effective ways to assist students and families. I always leave the conference feeling refreshed and energized about the work that we do!
I have been attending NATSAP regional and national conferences since 2002. From the first conference, I was hooked. There was an atmosphere of collegiality, friendship and camaraderie that was infectious. Thanks to some nudging from a few friends, I became involved in committees and in our regional conference. I also had the wonderful opportunity to serve on the Board. I have learned so much through my NATSAP involvement-about our industry, about the great people and minds that share our mission, and about myself. I have been blessed to work alongside some extraordinary people in this organization and am very proud to have been a part of where NATSAP is today. I hope to continue to be involved over the coming years and strongly encourage all members to do the same.