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Executive Committee
Rachel Wise
CHAIR
Rachel Wise, elected to the Nebraska State Board of Education in 2013, has been involved in the educ... Read More
Brooke Axiotis
CHAIR-ELECT
Brooke Axiotis is president of the Iowa State Board of Education. She works at Drake Law School... Read More
John Kelly
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
John R. Kelly, a native of Utica, Mississippi, was appointed by Governor Haley Barbour to the M... Read More
Byron Ernest
SECRETARY-TREASURER
Dr. Byron Ernest is a former (2010) Indiana “Teacher of the Year” and currently serves as Head o... Read More
Members of the Board of Directors
Estela Lopez
NORTHEASTERN AREA DIRECTOR
Estela López was reappointed to the Board by Governor Dannel P. Malloy in February 2015, and was el... Read More
Karen Williams
NORTHEASTERN AREA DIRECTOR
Bio coming soon.... Read More
Kevin Boyd
SOUTHERN AREA DIRECTOR
As a member of the Georgia State Board of Education, Boyd represents the 9th Congressional District... 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
Lupe Ramos-Montigny
CENTRAL AREA DIRECTOR
Ms. Ramos-Montigny was elected to the Michigan State Board of Education in 2012. She worked in Michi... 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
Angelika Schroeder
WESTERN AREA DIRECTOR
Angelika Schroeder is a former tax CPA and college professor of accounting.  For the past 20 ye... 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
NEW MEMBER RESPRESENTATIVE
Ron McNinch was appointed in 2016 by Governor Calvo to the Guam Education Board as the bus... Read More
Jason Dean
NEW MEMBER RESPRESENTATIVE
Jason Dean, Ph.D. is chairman of the Mississippi State Board of Education. He is the vice president... 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
Todd Allen
NCOSEA RESPRESENTATIVE
Todd G. Allen serves as Deputy General Counsel for the Kentucky Department of Education. Todd joined... Read More

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