The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) elected new officers and five new members to the governing Board of Directors during the delegate meeting of the 2020 Annual Conference for Board Member Development on November 4.
NCSBA’s new president is Amy Churchill from Buncombe County; president-elect is Lucy Edwards, Northampton County; vice president is Darrell Pennell, Caldwell County; and treasurer is Jennifer Thompson, Cherokee Central Schools. Officers will serve a one-year term.
Members elected to serve a second two-year term on the NCSBA Board of Directors are Patricia Burden, Wayne County; Mac Hodges, Beaufort County; and Dub Potts, Davie County.
Members elected to serve a first two-year term on the NCSBA Board of Directors are Margaret Bradsher, Person County; Ben Cooke, Mount Airy City; Worley Edwards, Columbus County; Allison Gant, Alamance-Burlington; and Charles McKellar, Cumberland County. Gant has been a member of the Alamance-Burlington School System for the last several years, and has served as Chair of the ABSS Board of Education the last couple of years.
The board of directors establishes the mission and goals for the association and ensures that NCSBA activities and programs remain focused on these goals. In addition, the officers and directors are the personal communications link between their regions and the association.
NCSBA was established in 1937 as an advocate for public school education. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership association that represents all 115 local boards of education in the state and the Board of Education of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. NCSBA’s mission is to provide leadership and services that enable local boards of education to govern effectively.