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Teacher - pointing, lesson.jpgNASB exists to help prepare new board members for board service and to provide continuous support to the board members.  According to research, board members effective in the roles and responsibilities of the board impact improved student learning and achievement through best practice governance, policy, communications, and fiscal responsibilities.  

NASB strives to meet the needs of board members through:
  • Workshops, Meetings, and Conferences

  • Local Board Retreats

  • NASB Publications

  • Online and print resources

  • Services and Programs 
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Ann Mactier Leadership For Learning Award - School Board Member of the Year

NASB and the Nebraska State Board of Education jointly sponsor this annual award that recognizes local school board members for their policy leadership and contributions to curriculum and instruction in Nebraska public schools.  

To nominate a deserving board member, please fill out the form below and return it to Marcia Herring at  Application deadline for nominations will be September 28. This honor is presented annually during lunch at the State Education Conference.  

Past recipients include: 
2017 - Bonnie Hinkle - Grand Island
2016 - Terri Haynes - Chadron
2015 - Linda Richards - Ralston
2014 - Brad Krivohlavek - Norfolk
2013 - Patty Bentzinger - Norris
2012 - Kathy Bartek - Falls City
2011 - Julie Agard - Kearney
2010 - Kim Fasse - Elkhorn
2009 - Ron Pearson - ESU #3
2008 - Sandra Jensen - Omaha
2007 - John Hansen - Bellevue
2006 - Fred Tafoya - Papillion La Vista
2005 - Wayne Erickson - Wisner-Pilger
2004 - Ann Mactier - Omaha
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