Penn-Harris-Madison representatives were recognized by the Indiana Association of School Psychologists (IASP) on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. P-H-M Board of School Trustee Secretary Clare Roach and P-H-M Lead School Psychologist Mike Manis, Ed.S. were recognized for their collaboration and partnership on working with the Association and Indiana Medicaid to clarify and strengthen the role of school psychologists in the Medicaid Program.
To express the Association’s gratitude, IASP presented Trustee Roach with the Friend of School Psychology Award and Mike Manis as School Psychologist of the Year.
Both Roach and Manis partnered with IASP and Representative Michael Karickhoff (R-30) on House Bill 1205 that was enacted into Indiana Code 12-15-1-16 the 2023 spring legislative session which adds a school psychologist as a qualified provider for purposes of the Medicaid program and allows school corporations to obtain Medicaid reimbursement for specified services.
The awards were presented to Roach and Manis during the IASP Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 13 2023 in Bloomington.
Mike Manis is a Board Certified School Neuropsychologist (ABSNP), Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), and an Indiana Independent Practice School Psychologist (IPE) serving in the role as Lead School Psychologist Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation in the Exceptional Education Division.
Clare Roach has served as a P-H-M Board of School Trustee member since 2021; she has served as Board Secretary since January 2023. Roach has a M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame and is the Coordinator for Dual Language and a core member of the ENL Professional Development Team. She also serves as the Coordinator of the Two-way Spanish Immersion Program at Holy Cross School (South Bend).