NSBA national conference wrap-up: Boone County’s Ed Massey becomes president, photos galore

From KSBA and NSBA staff reports

Boone County Board of Education member C. Ed Massey was named the 65th president of the National School Boards Association at the association’s Annual Conference, April 21-23 in Boston.

David A. Pickler of Tennessee’s Shelby County Schools was elected president-elect and Anne M. Byrne of New York’s Nanuet Union Free School District was elected secretary-treasurer by NSBA’s 150-member Delegate Assembly.

Massey has served on the Boone County Board of Education for 16 years and is a former president of the Kentucky School Boards Association. Massey was first elected to NSBA’s Board of Directors in 2008, serving as a Central Region director representing school board members in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.  In 2010, Massey was elected secretary-treasurer and in 2011 was elected president-elect.

In his one-year term as president, Massey plans to focus on NSBA’s service to its state associations.

“My goal as NSBA’s president is to find new ways to serve our state associations, which will enhance their work with our local boards in promoting student achievement,” Massey said. “I’m honored and humbled to serve as the president of NSBA and I look forward to serving as a national voice to promote public education through local school board leadership.”

NSBA Executive Director Anne L. Bryant praised Massey’s dedication to school board governance.

“Ed Massey is passionate about the children we serve, and he brings not only that passion but the understanding of the importance of school boards working with their state associations,” Bryant said. “As a local school board leader, former state association leader, and now national president, he understands the synergy and power of the connection between the local school board, state association and NSBA.”

During the NSBA conference, more than a dozen workshops on K-12 issues were provided by representatives of Kentucky school districts as well as KSBA staff. And several hundred conference participants turned out for the annual Kentucky Reception, which honored Massey’s presidency.

Approximately 100 photos – including some from every session by Kentucky presenters – are available for viewing on the KSBA website here http://www.ksba.org/Photos.aspx.

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