Alaska School Board Member Elected President-Elect
Alexandria, Va. – April 28, 2006 - Norman Wooten, a school board member from Kodiak, Alaska, has been elected president-elect of the National School Boards Association (NSBA). The association’s delegate assembly chose Wooten at the NSBA annual conference in Chicago. He has been a member of the NSBA board of directors since 2000.
Wooten has served on the Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education since 1990. He has served in numerous positions and various committees, including two terms as president.
Wooten was elected to the Association of Alaska School Boards in 1993 and has served twice as president. He has been appointed by the governor and other educational organizations as a school board representative to numerous committees. He served on the task force that developed Alaska’s school board standards and has been one of AASB’s spokespersons in encouraging adoption by local boards. In 1997, he was named Alaska’s Outstanding School Board Member of the Year.
Active in the community, Wooten has been involved in the Boy Scouts, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, and Little League. He serves on the board of directors for the Kodiak Island Health Care Foundation and the board of advisors for Kodiak College.
He currently holds the position of executive director of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce and was previously a construction inspector for the U.S. Coast Guard.
Founded in 1940, the National School Boards Association is a not-for profit federation of state associations of school boards across the United States. Its mission is to foster excellence and equity in public elementary and secondary education in the United States through local school board leadership. NSBA represents the school board perspective before federal government agencies and with national organizations that affect education, and by providing vital information and services to state associations of school boards throughout the nation.
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