The Board of Directors of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has accepted the resignation of NASBE Executive Director Jim Kohlmoos, effective March 1, 2013.

“It has been a great honor for me to serve as executive director,” Kohlmoos said. “I have greatly appreciated the opportunity to work with so many dedicated state board members and NASBE staff over the past year, and I look forward to continuing my support of state boards nationwide and NASBE’s great work moving forward.” Kohlmoos added that he would announce his plans for the future next month.

The NASBE Board of Directors, under President Patrick Guida (RI), has formed a transition team to guide the search for a replacement.

“We want to thank Jim for his service and wish him well in his future endeavors. We also look forward to continuing the association’s long tradition of excellent leadership,” Guida said. “NASBE is a strong and vibrant organization, and, as state board members, we know well the valuable contribution it makes to our work on behalf of America’s students.”


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