Alexandria, Va. - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is announcing today the appointment of Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs, Esq. as the organization’s new Chief Transformation Officer. McCotter-Jacobs will take a lead role in executing the organization’s transformation around member engagement, as well as build upon the progress in member services and equity. In this new position. McCotter-Jacobs will set the tone, spur enthusiasm, and challenge conventional wisdom to drive transformational change. McCotter-Jacobs previously served for three years as NSBA’s Chief Equity & Member Services Officer where she took action toward equity, equality, and social justice. In her new position, McCotter-Jacobs will expand on this work while overseeing staff development and improving upon the effectiveness of the organization’s mission.      

McCotter-Jacobs has over 30 years of experience in education, law, and public safety. Prior to joining NSBA, she served in various leadership roles for one of the largest school districts in the country, as president of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education, and as chair of NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education.

“Our work at NSBA is only made possible by the individuals who are wholly committed to our mission and to our members. Verjeana has played such a critical role in making sure we do what we must to best serve our State Associations and school board members,” said Anna Maria Chávez, NSBA Executive Director and CEO. “NSBA is undergoing a transformation that will expand upon our previous successes, and Verjeana is the leader we need to help us through this new phase. On behalf of NSBA, I’m excited for her appointment, and I look forward to the work that lies ahead.”

“For the past three years, I’ve had the pleasure to work with incredibly dedicated individuals who play a vital role for public education in this country. I greatly respect and appreciate the leadership of Anna Maria Chávez and am honored to be on her team. I look forward to this tremendous opportunity to grow, and to lead talented staff to drive member value enhancement and profitable organizational growth,” said McCotter-Jacobs.

McCotter-Jacobs is a licensed Standards for Excellence consultant through the Maryland Nonprofits Association and is also a trained mediator through the American Arbitration Association. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland College Park, and a law degree from the District of Columbia School of Law. She is licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia.


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