(Eminence, KY) Pamela Morehead-Johnson of the Eminence Independent
school board has been selected to serve as a member of the board of directors
for the National School Boards Action Center (NSBAC). Morehead-Johnson was one
of only two state association members selected from a nationwide pool of
candidates. She will serve a two-year term.
The NSBAC advocates for local governance and smart federal education
policy. Its efforts have impacted federal policy decisions on key issues
including education funding, child nutrition and the Every Student Succeeds Act
“I’m excited to be
able to represent Kentucky and I hope that I can stand for the students,
teachers and staff,” Morehead-Johnson said. “I look forward to communicating
with and learning from the legislators.”
“This is not
only a huge honor for Ms. Morehead-Johnson, but it is also a great recognition
for Eminence schools and all of our board members,” said Eminence
Superintendent Buddy Berry. “It is further evidence that Eminence schools has
become a national model for innovation thanks to their courageous leadership.
Words can’t describe how happy we are to have her representing Eminence and
Kentucky at the national level.”
In addition to her new role on the NSBAC, Morehead-Johnson is
a regional chairperson on the board of directors for the Kentucky School Boards
Association (KSBA). She has served on the Eminence Independent school board for
20 years, currently as vice-chair, and was a student in the district.
Kerri Schelling, executive director
of KSBA, said Morehead-Johnson’s dedication to students makes her a perfect fit
for the post.
“Pamela is a
champion for public education in Kentucky and the students are at the center of
every decision she makes as a board member,” Schelling said. “Now, school
districts nationwide will stand to benefit from her expertise and passion.”
Morehead-Johnson said the post will further her goal of
seeing that all students receive a quality public education.
“It is my goal in life to strive to see the students of my
small independent public school get the best education possible and, along the
way, help them to find their voices,” she said.