Arlington, VA — Jane Goff, a member of the Colorado State Board of Education, was voted president-elect of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). Goff will begin her term of office as president-elect in January 2013 and then serve as president of the association in 2014. The membership also elected five other state board of education members to the organization’s board of directors. Their two-year terms will also commence in January.

Re-elected to a two-year term on the NASBE Board of Directors was Brenda Gullett, Arkansas State Board of Education (Southern Region).

Newly elected to the board for two-year terms were:

  • Steve Pound, Maine State Board of Education (Northeast Region);
  • Ken Willard, Kansas State Board of Education (Central region);
  • Barry Mead, Guam Education Policy Board (West region);
  • Kevin Brown, General Counsel-Kentucky Department of Education (President of the National Council of State Education Attorneys – 1-year).

In addition, Serilda Summers-McGee of the Oregon State Board of Education was elected as the board’s junior New Member representative in July.

This group will join the following members who are returning for another year on the board of directors:

  • President Patrick Guida, Rhode Island Board of Regents of Elementary and Secondary Education;
  • Past-President Gayle Manchin, West Virginia State Board of Education;
  • Secretary-Treasurer Rob Hovis, State Board of Education of Ohio
  • Stan Archie, Missouri State Board of Education (Central region);
  • Mary Sue Murray, Georgia State Board of Education (Southern region);
  • Ilan Plawker, New Jersey State Board of Education (Northeast region); and
  • Martez Hill, Executive Director of the North Carolina State Board of Education (President of the National Council of State Board of Education Executives).

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The National Association of State Boards of Education represents America’s state and territorial boards of education. NASBE exists to strengthen State Boards as the preeminent educational policymaking bodies for citizens and students. For more, visit www.nasbe.org.