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Board Members

Stephanie Bell

Stephanie Bell is the longest serving member of the Alabama State Board of Education and has twice served as the board’s Vice President and Board Chair. An active member of NASBE, she is serving as southern area director for the second time and was a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee for a number of […]

Board Members

O. Victor Lenz, Jr.

O. Victor Lenz, Jr., joined the Missouri State Board of Education in 2013. He worked in the Lindbergh School District in St. Louis, Missouri, as a teacher and administrator, ending his career there as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. For 10 years, he served on the Lindbergh Schools Board of Education and was president […]

Press Release

States Share Lessons from Their Efforts to Engage Stakeholders on ESSA

For Immediate Release: January 19, 2017 Contact: Renee Rybak Lang,, 703-740-4841 Alexandria, VA—The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires state education agencies (SEAs) to collaborate on their state plans for implementation with school districts, civil rights organizations, principals, teachers, “other school leaders,” parents, and many others. A new NASBE report, “ESSA Stakeholder Engagement: Early […]