NSBA’s Gentzel receives 2014 Education Policy Leadership Award

Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), today received the Edward Donley Education Policy Leadership Award from the Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC). Each year EPLC presents the award to individuals who demonstrate commitment to stronger educational opportunities for all, and who work hard to improve the effectiveness of local, state, and national education policy.

“I’m delighted and honored to receive the Edward Donley Education Policy Leadership Award and be recognized for my work and commitment to promoting excellence in public education,” said Gentzel.

Prior to his current position as NSBA’s Executive Director, Gentzel served at the Pennsylvania School Boards Association for over 30 years, most recently as Executive Director for the organization.

EPLC president Ron Cowell noted, “For more than three decades, Thomas Gentzel has been a dedicated and effective advocate for public education and Pennsylvania’s children, and one of the most influential voices in education policy debates in Pennsylvania and nationally.”

View the Education Policy and Leadership Center's press release for the event here.

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