ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allan Taylor, chairman of the Connecticut State Board of Education, has been voted president-elect of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). Taylor will begin his term of office in January 2010 and then serve as president of the association in 2011. The membership also elected four state board of education members to the organization's board of directors. Their two-year terms will also commence in January.
"Allan Taylor has been a tireless leader for high quality public education in Connecticut, and he has been a devoted member of NASBE for many years, as well," said NASBE Executive Director Brenda Welburn. "The willingness of Allan and all of our board members who dedicate their time, experience, and expertise to NASBE is deeply appreciated. Together, they provide their fellow policymakers from across the country the support and diversity of opinion so critical to finding solutions to the educational needs of American students in the 21st century."
Allan Taylor was appointed to the Connecticut State Board of Education in 1994 and has served as that panel's chairman since 2005. Taylor serves on the board's Finance Committee, the Ad Hoc Committee of Accountability and the Ad Hoc Committee on Secondary School Improvement. He led the board in its development of its Five-Year Comprehensive Plan for Education, which directs the board's work, as well as that in the state education department. Taylor is a partner with Day Pitney LLC in Hartford, Conn.
Also elected to two-year terms to the NASBE Board of Directors were:
- Stan Archie, Missouri State Board of Education (Central region);
- Terry Whittaker, Delaware State Board of Education (Northeast region);
- Jane Goff, Colorado State Board of Education, (Western region);
- Rosetta Richard, Mississippi State Board of Education (Southern region); and,
- Greg Haws, Utah State Board of Education, (Secretary-Treasurer).
In addition, Kim Burningham of the Utah State Board of Education was elected to complete the final year of a vacant term as director from the Western region.
The National Association of State Boards of Education represents America's state and territorial boards of education. NASBE exists to strengthen State Boards as the preeminent educational policymaking bodies for citizens and students. For more, visit www.nasbe.org.
SOURCE National Association of State Boards of Education