State Executive Director

2017 NSBA Summer Leadership Seminar


Thursday, August 17, 2017

12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Louisiana School Boards Association Exec. Dir. Scott Richard Honored for Leadership in Public Education

Alexandria, Va. (August 20, 2015) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is pleased to announce Scott M. Richard, Executive Director of the Louisiana School Boards Association (LSBA), as the winner of the 2015 Thomas Shannon Award for Excellence. The Shannon Award, established in 1997 in honor of former NSBA Executive Director Thomas A. Shannon, is given annually to recognize extraordinary efforts performed on behalf of NSBA, local school board constituencies, and school communities. Richard will be presented with the award at the Summer Leadership Seminar, August 22, in Chicago, Illinois.

“In less than three years, Scott has helped transform LSBA through effective leadership and a great sense of resolve,” said NSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel. “His work has earned tangible victories for public schools and reestablished LSBA as the leading advocate for public education in Louisiana.”

Summer Leadership Agenda

2015 Summer Leadership Seminar in Chicago

Thursday, August 20, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

Registration Open

Location: Regency S Desk Foyer- Gold Level

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m

Regional Nominating Committee Orientation

Location: Skyway 260 East Tower

NSBA mourns the loss of former North Carolina school boards leader

Time for new clarity on the role of school boards

This posting was written by Lisa Bartusek, Executive Director of the Iowa Association of School Boards.

For decades, “local control” have been buzz words for school boards and those of us who dedicate our professional lives to advocating for and building the capacity of local school boards. Today, I’d like to invite you to step back and reflect: I believe it’s time to change our semantics as well as get crystal clear on our views about the appropriate roles for local, state, and federal policy.

2016 Summer Leadership Seminar

2016 Summer Leadership Seminar in Chicago

August 11-14, 2016
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, IL

As state association leaders you are tasked with inspiring purpose-driven leadership - and perhaps even change in times of challenge. This year’s Summer Leadership Seminar will provide ideas, provoke conversations, and promote best practices that will examine and build leadership skills to help your organization move forward.

Executive Directors’ Summer Institute

This professional development event is the only one of its kind!  Exclusively for State School Boards Association executive directors, Summer Institute provides an opportunity to network, inform, and inspire with programming and activities  uniquely designed to address educational leadership and association management issues from a state school board association perspective.


USBAflex is a flexible spending administration program designed to provide benefit services that allow employees to have pre-taxed dollars withheld from their pay to be used for medical and childcare expenses, under provisions of IRS regulations.


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