Florida ASCD Board Member Karen Baptiste Elected to National ASCD Board of Directors

ASCD, a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, is pleased to announce the election of two new members of the ASCD Board of Directors as well as the election of a new Board President and Vice President. ASCD’s Board of Directors has elected Leslie Grant to serve as President and Melanie Kay-Wyatt to serve as Vice President, and ASCD’s membership has elected Matthew Mingle and Karen Baptiste to serve one four-year term each on the Board of Directors beginning July 1, 2018.

“I am pleased to welcome Karen and Matthew to our Board of Directors,” said Deb Delisle, ASCD Executive Director and CEO. “Their experience and depth of knowledge as lifelong educators will be important assets as ASCD looks forward to another 75 years of supporting educators in learning, teaching, and leading.”

The ASCD Board of Directors comprises members elected by the general membership who serve four-year terms and appointed members who may serve up to four years. Board officers are elected by the Board of Directors and serve a one-year term.

“It is an honor to take on this role in continuing ASCD’s great work of supporting educators around the world,” said Leslie Grant, ASCD’s incoming president. “It is an exciting and challenging time to be an educator, and I look forward to working with ASCD’s leadership and partners in tackling education’s tough challenges and ensuring that ASCD continues to be the preeminent resource for all educators.”

Board Member Biographies:

Leslie Grant is the associate dean for academic programs in the school of education at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and has coauthored two ASCD books. She was a teacher and instructional leader before serving as a developer of state-customized assessments for a major test publishing company.

Melanie Kay-Wyatt is the principal of Walker-Grant Middle School in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and was president-elect of Virginia ASCD before beginning her term on the ASCD Board of Directors. She was a member of the Virginia ASCD Annual Conference Planning Committee and currently serves on the Virginia ASCD Board of Directors.

Karen Baptiste is an associate at the Center for Transformative Teacher Training (CT3) and a Board member of Florida ASCD.

Matthew Mingle is the superintendent of Warren Township Schools in New Jersey, a part-time lecturer at Rutgers—The State University of New Jersey, and the president of New Jersey ASCD.

Learn more about ASCD governance at www.ascd.org/governance. For more information about ASCD’s programs, products, and services, visit www.ascd.org.

Florida ASCD is extremely proud and excited that Karen Baptiste will be representing Florida and our Florida ASCD Members.