NSBA announces new National Hispanic Council Chair

Lillian Tafoya was recently elected to serve as Chair of the National School Boards Association’s National Hispanic Council of School Board Members.

Currently President of the Kern County School Boards Association, and a member of the California School Boards Association’s Delegate Assembly and the Local Control Funding Formula/Local Control and Accountability Plans Collaborative, Tafoya brings a wealth of board leadership experience.

Tafoya has served on numerous boards, including 17 years with Bakersfield City School District Board of Education. Lillian is also a former school administrator, and has received a number of awards including being named Principal of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators in 1993. She also received the National Distinguished Principal Award in 1995, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from New Mexico Highlands University in 2004.

“NSBA is very pleased to have Lillian as the new Chair of the National Hispanic Council of School Board Members; bringing with her extensive experience and great commitment to promoting equity and excellence in education for Hispanic students,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA Executive Director.

"The National Hispanic Council of School Board Members promotes and advances equal educational opportunities for Hispanic children through school board leadership," said Tafoya. "I am proud to be an advocate for school board members who serve Hispanic students."

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