The NASSP Board of Directors seeks qualified candidates to fill ten (10) vacant positions.

All Board positions to start August 1, 2024; 8 of whom serve a 3-year term (August 1, 2024 – July 31, 2027); 1 of whom serves a two-year term (August 1, 2024 – July 31, 2026) created by a vacancy, and 1 of whom serves a one-year term (August 1,2024 – July 31, 2025) created by a vacancy.

As per the NASSP Bylaws, Article I, NASSP has as its purpose to improve and strengthen middle level and high school education by:

  • Promoting high professional standards
  • Focusing attention on school leaders’ challenges
  • Providing a national voice for school leaders
  • Building public confidence in education
  • Strengthening the role of the principal as instructional leader
  • Publicizing the issues and interests of association members in the news media

Expectations to Serve on the NASSP Board of Directors

  • Must be active NASSP members who are practicing principals or assistant principals
  • Must be able to attend three in-person Board meetings annually in the Spring, Summer, and Fall as well as participate in virtual Committee meetings throughout the year
  • Must be willing to act in the best interest of the organization, rather than the interests of a constituency, state, region, or special interest group
  • Must attend, be prepared for, and conscientiously participate in the board’s work for a three-year term or selected term length
  • Must demonstrate a proven interest in the mission of NASSP and have a knowledge and understanding of the work of NASSP
  • Must work to protect NASSP assets and provide financial oversight by assisting in annual budget development and ensuring proper financial controls are in place
  • Must avoid even the appearance of conflict and must disclose any potential conflicts
  • Must exhibit the characteristics sought by NASSP as reflected in the board of directors’ Candidate Profile below, although candidates need not meet all criteria

Candidate Profile

  • Section 1. Experience with NASSP
    • Proven interest in the mission of NASSP
    • Knowledge and understanding of the work of NASSP
  • Section 2. Professional Attributes and Experience as a strategic leader
    • Extensive professional network of educators, business leaders, and policymakers
    • Experience with public policy advocacy (at the local, state, or federal level)
  • Section 3. Governance Experience and Attributes
    • Experienced board and/or governance member
    • Experience with financial management oversight (budget responsibility and fiscal accountability)
    • Willingness to act in the best interest of the organization as a whole, rather than the interest of a particular constituency, state, special-interest group or individual
    • Demonstrates commitment to consistent participation in the board’s work, prioritizing service over self-interest.
  • Section 4. Personal Attributes
    • Collaborating with individuals from a variety of cultural and demographic backgrounds
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively
    • Commitment to stewardship and service

Timelines for 2024 Nominations Cycle

  • Nominations Portal Opens Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. (ET)
  • Nominations Portal Closes Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
  • Candidates to be notified of their status by March 29, 2024
  • Selected candidates to partake in an in-person interview April 19–22, 2024 in San Antonio, TX
  • Final selected candidates to be notified by April 30, 2024

The nomination period will close Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Please direct any questions to Meghan Park at [email protected].