FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 29, 2013
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ACSA’s Board of Directors has appointed two new leaders to serve the association as interim executive director and assistant executive director of governmental relations.
The Board appointed Bob Noyes, retired assistant superintendent of Western Placer USD and former ACSA president, to serve as interim executive director until a permanent executive director is hired.
Noyes fills the seat held by Karen Stapf Walters, who has been appointed to serve as Gov. Jerry Brown’s education policy advisor and executive director of the State Board of Education. Her last day with ACSA will be Feb. 15.
Noyes will serve ACSA on a part-time basis and will work from the Sacramento office. His service begins Feb. 1.
“Bob has an outstanding reputation with our members throughout the state, and he is fully committed to our ongoing Strategic Planning efforts,” said ACSA President David Gomez. “He has served in numerous roles within ACSA and in school districts. In addition to serving as ACSA president in 2010-11 and on the ACSA Board of Directors for several years, Bob held numerous ACSA Region 2 leadership posts.
“Bob’s leadership style is based on teamwork and collaboration. We’re honored that he has agreed to serve as interim executive director during the next several months.”
In addition, the Board has selected ACSA legislative advocate Sherry Skelly Griffith to serve as ACSA interim assistant executive director for governmental relations, beginning Feb. 1. That post has been vacant since Karen Stapf Walters, former assistant executive director of governmental relations, took over as interim executive director in May of 2012.
Griffith has more than 25 years of education policy experience in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C. She has been ACSA’s primary advocate before the State Board of Education, California Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Education. Her policy expertise includes NCLB/ESEA, instructional materials, assessment, curriculum, teacher and administrator certification and professional development among others.
She has an extensive background in education policy, both with the California Department of Education, as a staff member in the Legislature, and as legislative director for the California Children’s Lobby. Griffith began her career in education as a preschool teacher.
The ACSA Board is working with the search firm Leadership Associates to hire a permanent executive director. The application period is open until 5 p.m. March 11, with selection anticipated in April and potential board ratification in May. Full criteria is available at www.acsa.org/positiondescription.