W.Va. Board of Education Members Take on National Roles

February 07, 2008

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Five members of the West Virginia Board of Education have been appointed to serve roles with the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) during 2008.

State Board Member Lowell Johnson has been named to NASBE’s Board of Directors. He is one of two representing the southern area. Johnson previously served as chairman for the organization’s Governmental Affairs Committee.

West Virginia Board President Delores Cook has been named to NASBE’s Governmental Affairs Committee. She previously was a member of a NASBE committee charged with crafting a new guide released last year for state leaders working to improve chronically low-performing schools.

Vice President Priscilla Haden is serving on NASBE’s Career Technology Education Study Group, while Board Member Burma Hatfield is on NASBE’s Middle Schools Study Group. State Board Member Barbara Fish also serves on NASBE’s Friend of Education Award Committee.

The National Association of State Boards of Education is the only national organization giving voice and adding value to the nation's state boards of education. The nonprofit organization works to strengthen state leadership in educational policymaking, promote excellence in the education of all students, advocate equality of access to educational opportunity and assure continued citizen support for public education.

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