Students and School Leaders Selected to Advance Student Voice Efforts on National Student Leadership Committee

Reston, VA – The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has announced its roster for the Student Leadership Advisory Committee to support the association’s efforts to build student engagement, service, leadership, and voice:

    • Esther Abiona, Student, Early College High School at Delaware State University, Dover, DE
    • Devlin Andrews, Student, Coventry High School, Coventry, RI
    • Melissa Arroyo, National Junior Honor Society Adviser, The TASIS School in Dorado, Dorado, PR
    • James Fahy, National Honor Society Adviser, Dickinson High School, Dickinson, ND
    • Kevin Gaines, Principal, Hart County High School, Hartwell, GA
    • Tiffany Garcia, Student, Palm Middle School, Moreno Valley, CA
    • Mallanie Harris, Principal, Palm Middle School, Moreno Valley, CA
    • Julie Kasper, Student Council Adviser, Century High School, Hillsboro, OR
    • Lauren Kimzey, Student, Hamilton High School, Hamilton, MT
    • Robert Motley, Principal, Glenwood Middle School, Glenwood, MD
    • Sydney Neal, Student, St. Mary’s Ryken High School, Leonardtown, MD
    • Nadine Rodriguez, Student, The TASIS School in Dorado, Dorado, PR
    • Jack Tucker, Student, Carroll Senior High School, Southlake, TX
    • Billy Wermuth, Student, North Penn High School, Lansdale, PA

“NASSP is proud of its longstanding commitment to developing student leaders and amplifying student voices,” said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. “Our nation needs the contributions of every person to help it thrive and progress, so we cannot leave an ounce of human potential undeveloped. With the participation of extraordinary leaders like our new Student Leadership Advisory Committee members, NASSP’s efforts will continue to expand so increasing numbers of students across the country can benefit from opportunities to lead, serve, and advocate.”

The Student Leadership Advisory Committee renewal is just the latest installment of NASSP’s commitment to student leadership. The association, located just outside Washington, D.C., is the home of the National Honor SocietyNational Junior Honor SocietyNational Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.

As members of the Student Leadership Advisory Committee, these students and school leaders will support NASSP’s goal of engaging student leaders in influencing federal legislation by creating a platform for student voice. The committee will also select a theme and implement a nationwide project, in keeping with the precedent set by the previous committee’s student leadership initiative on global citizenship. Committee members were selected by the NASSP student programs staff and approved by the NASSP Board of Directors for a two-year term that runs through October 2019.

About NASSP
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor SocietyNational Junior Honor SocietyNational Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.