Eminence Independent School board member selected to serve on National School Boards Action Council

Eminence Independent School board member selected to serve on National School Boards Action Council

(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 (ESSA).

 “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.

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