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Executive Committee
Jay Barth
CHAIR
Jay Barth brings to the Arkansas State Board a distinctive record of research and advocacy across a... Read More
John Kelly
CHAIR-ELECT
John R. Kelly, a native of Utica, Mississippi, was appointed by Governor Haley Barbour to the M... Read More
Jim McNiece
IMMEDIATE PAST-CHAIR
McNiece is past chair of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) board of... Read More
Scott Johnson
SECRETARY-TREASURER
Scott Johnson was appointed to the Georgia State Board of Education in 2013.  He is currently s... Read More
Members of the Board of Directors
Connie Fletcher
WESTERN AREA DIRECTOR
Connie Fletcher has served on the Washington State Board of Education since 2009. Previously, she se... Read More
Angelika Schroeder
WESTERN AREA REPRESENTATIVE
Angelika Schroeder is a former tax CPA and college professor of accounting.  For the past 20 ye... Read More
Brooke Axiotis
CENTRAL AREA DIRECTOR
Brooke Axiotis joined the Iowa State Board of Education in 2014.  She is a civil rights special... 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
Mireya Reith
SOUTHERN AREA REPRESENTATIVE
Mireya Reith is co-founder and Executive Director of the Arkansas United Community Coalition (AUCC).... Read More
Stephanie Bell
SOUTHERN AREA DIRECTOR
Stephanie Bell is currently the longest serving member of the Alabama State Board of Education, and... Read More
Mary Ann Stewart
NORTHEAST AREA REPRESENTATIVE
Mary Ann Stewart was appointed Parent Representative to the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Se... Read More
Martha J. Harris
NORTHEAST AREA DIRECTOR
Martha J. Harris is chair of the Maine State Board of Education, and recently entered her 21st... Read More
Byron Ernest
NEW MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE
Dr. Byron Ernest is a former (2010) Indiana “Teacher of the Year” and currently serves as Head o... Read More
MJ Bolt
NEW MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE
MJ Bolt is a member of the Washington State Board of Education. Bolt co-founded the Central Valley P... Read More
Nicole Proesch
NCOSEA EX OFFICIO MEMBER
Nicole Proesch is legal counsel for the Office of the Director at the Iowa Department of Education,... Read More
John-Paul Hayworth
NCSBEE REPRESENTATIVE
John-Paul C. Hayworth is executive director of the D.C. State Board of Education. He joined the boar... Read More

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