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NSBA Names Anna Maria Chávez Executive Director & CEO

NSBA is happy to announce it has appointed Anna Maria Chávez as its Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Chávez will lead NSBA’s staff teams to advance the association’s mission and grow the value of the organization. Chávez will also lead efforts to expand on NSBA’s strong federal, legal and public advocacy, reputation, and credible voice.

  • NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education Announces 2020-2021 Leadership

    April 8, 2020

    Jacinto Ramos, Jr. of Texas’ Fort Worth Independent School District was re-elected to serve as the chair of NSBA's Council of Urban Boards of Education. Steve Gallon of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida, was re-elected Vice-Chair and Joyce Morley of DeKalb County School District, Georgia, was re-elected Secretary.

  • NSBA’s National Black Council Elects 2020-2021 Leadership

    April 8, 2020

    Devin Del Palacio of Tolleson Union High School District, Arizona, continues to serve as chair of NSBA's National Black Council of School Board Members. Micah Ali of Compton Unified School District, California, was elected Chair-elect and Erika Mitchell of Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia, was elected Secretary.

  • Three School Districts Earn Top Honors in 2020 Magna Awards for Equity Programs

    March 19, 2020

    The 26th annual Magna Awards recognizes Fremont County School District #6, Pavillion, Wyoming; Liberty Public Schools Liberty, Missouri; and Moreno Valley Unified School District, Moreno Valley, California, as the grand-prize winners for their work breaking down barriers for underserved students.

  • Update: NSBA Coronavirus Statement

    March 9, 2020

    The National School Boards Association understands that many persons registered for the NSBA Annual Conference in Chicago on April 4-6 and the COSA School Law Seminar in Chicago on April 2-4, are concerned about traveling and participating in such a large event given the growing outbreak of the coronavirus. Please read our updated statement for more information.

  • NSBA Executive Director National Search

    February 14, 2020

    The National School Boards Association is conducting a national search for its next Executive Director as it continues to fulfill its important mission as the leading advocate for public education. The NSBA Board of Directors formed a search committee that is comprised of members of the executive committee of the Board of Directors, state school boards associations executive directors, and a representative from NSBA’s past presidents group.

  • Statement on the Trump Administration’s Proposed 2021 Education Budget

    February 11, 2020

    NSBA strongly opposes the Trump administration’s proposed budget for the Department of Education for Fiscal Year 2021 as it lays out the wrong priorities to educate all schoolchildren.

  • Voters Strongly Oppose Vouchers and Other Programs That Divert Money From Public Schools

    February 4, 2020

    The "education freedom scholarships" mentioned in the State of the Union address would harm millions of students and the idea fails to recognize the myriad of choices that exist in public schools. Public education is one of the cornerstones of our society, and the vast majority of Americans believe it is the great equalizer.


NSBA Council of School Attorneys Welcomes New Leadership for 2020-2021

NSBA's Council of School Attorneys, the national network of attorneys representing K-12 public school districts, has seated new members for its 2020-2021 Board of Directors.

Charlie Wilson Elected National School Boards Association President

NSBA is pleased to announce that Charlie Wilson of Ohio’s Worthington City Schools was elected as NSBA's president 2020-2021. Viola M. Garcia of Texas’ Aldine Independent School District will serve as President-Elect and Frank S. Henderson, Jr. of Kansas’ Seaman School District will serve as Secretary-Treasurer. ElizaBeth “Beth” Branham of South Carolina’s Lexington School District Two will serve as the association’s Immediate Past-President.