Our Board

Executive Committee
Brooke Axiotis
CHAIR
Brooke Axiotis is president of the Iowa State Board of Education. She works at Drake Law School... Read More
Byron Ernest
CHAIR-ELECT
Dr. Byron Ernest is a former (2010) Indiana “Teacher of the Year” and currently serves as Head o... Read More
Rachel Wise
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Rachel Wise, elected to the Nebraska State Board of Education in 2013, has been involved in the educ... Read More
Angelika Schroeder
SECRETARY-TREASURER
Angelika Schroeder is a former tax CPA and college professor of accounting.  For the past 20 ye... Read More
Members of the Board of Directors
Karen Williams
NORTHEASTERN AREA DIRECTOR
Karen Lee Williams was elected by her constituents in Ward 7 to serve as their representative on the... Read More
Audrey Noble
NORTHEASTERN AREA DIRECTOR
Dr. Audrey J. Noble was appointed to the State Board of Education by Governor John Carney and c... Read More
Stephanie Bell
SOUTHERN AREA DIRECTOR
Stephanie Bell is the longest serving member of the Alabama State Board of Education and has twice s... Read More
Sarah Moore
SOUTHERN AREA DIRECTOR
Sarah Moore was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Education in 2018 by Governor Asa Hutchinso... Read More
O. Victor Lenz, Jr.
CENTRAL AREA DIRECTOR
O. Victor Lenz, Jr., joined the Missouri State Board of Education in 2013. He worked in the Lindberg... Read More
Christine Benson
CENTRAL AREA DIRECTOR
Dr. Christine Benson is a member of the Illinois State Board of Education. She is a retired career e... Read More
Janet Cannon
WESTERN AREA DIRECTOR
Janet Cannon was first elected to the Utah State Board of Education in 1994. She was subsequently r... Read More
Ronald McNinch
WESTERN AREA DIRECTOR
Ron McNinch was initially appointed in 2016 by Governor Calvo to the Guam Educat... Read More
Jason Dean
NEW MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE
Jason Dean, Ph.D. is chairman of the Mississippi State Board of Education. He is the vice president... Read More
Fern Desjardins
NEW MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE
Fern Desjardins was nominated to the Maine State Board of Education by former Governor Paul LePage a... Read More
Holly Farris
NCOSEA REPRESENTATIVE
Holly Farris is the chair of the National Council of State Education Attorneys. A product of South D... Read More
Alicia Williams
NCSBEE REPRESENTATIVE
Since joining the Arizona State Board of Education staff in July 2016, Williams has served as the De... Read More

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