Leading Educators to Advance School-Based Services in Mental Health (LEADSS)

Project LEADSS (Leading Educators to Advance Direct School-Based Services in Mental Health) is an OSEP-funded personnel preparation program that builds upon graduate training in school psychology and social work to provide leadership and work with interdisciplinary school mental health teams with the support of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER).

The overarching goal of LEADSS is to increase the number of school psychologists and school social workers with specialized training in school mental health, supervision, and interdisciplinary practice.  Project LEADSS is comprised of two main focus areas: 1) Content Knowledge and 2) Practical Competence.


Jennifer Asmus


Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

Project Website



Active through September 30, 2025