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ASCD Governance

ASCD is governed by a Board of Directors, which meets several times a year and is chaired by the association's president. Elections for the ASCD Board of Directors are contested, and no campaigning is allowed. A balanced slate of diverse, qualified candidates is selected annually by the Nominations Committee, and those elected serve staggered four year terms.

Governance Announcements

2020-2021 ASCD Board of Directors elected Board Members

ASCD is pleased to announce the election of two new members, Jeremy Owoh and Noris Price to its Board of Directors. Owoh's and Price's four-year terms began on July 1, 2021. 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.

ASCD Board of Directors Appoints New Members

ASCD is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members, Christopher A. Koch and Aaron Thompson, Jr., to its Board of Directors. Koch and Thompson join Jeremy Owoh and Noris Price, who joined the Board on July 1, 2021.

Proposed Constitution and Bylaw Change

The ASCD Board of Directors is also pleased to announce the proposed Constitution and Bylaw change (PDF) relating to Board size and number of appointed seats was approved by the ASCD membership. The change took effect on June 1, 2021.


Board of Directors Roster

2021–2022 Board of Directors and Executive Director

The ASCD Board of Directors elected Neil Gupta as president and Avis Williams as vice president. Gupta, the director of secondary education for Worthington Schools in Columbus, Ohio, joined the ASCD Board in July 2019. Williams, superintendent, Selma City Schools, Selma, Alabama joined the ASCD Board in 2020.

Neil Gupta, Board President. Director of Secondary Education, Worthington Schools. Term: July 1, 2019–June 30, 2023.

Avis Williams, Board Vice President. Superintendent, Selma City Schools. Term: July 1, 2020–June 30, 2024.

Ranjit Sidhu. Executive Director & CEO. ASCD.

Karen Baptiste. Founder & Director, Pre-school to Prison, LLC. Consultant Director, Learning Services, McREL International. Term: July 1, 2018–June 30, 2022.

Patrice Dawkins-Jackson. Director, Post Baccalaureate Fellowship. Associate, Networked Improvement Science, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Term: July 1, 2019–June 30, 2023.

Bart Epstein. Chief Executive Director, EdTech Evidence Exchange. Research Associate Professor, University of Virginia Curry School of Education & Human Development. Term: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023.

Sandy Husk. Chief Executive Officer, AVID. Term: July 1, 2018–June 30, 2022.

Christopher Koch. President, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Term: July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022.

Phyllis Lockett. Chief Executive Officer, LEAP Innovations. Term: July 1, 2018–June 30, 2022.

Matthew Mingle. Superintendent, Warren Township Schools. Term: July 1, 2018–June 30, 2022.

Jeremy Owoh. Superintendent of Schools, Jacksonville North Pulaski School District. Term: July 1, 2021–June 30, 2025.

Noris Price. Superintendent, Baldwin County School District. Term: July 1, 2021–June 30, 2025.

Aaron Thompson, Jr. President, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Term: July 1, 2021–June 30, 2025.

Charles Badu Yeboah. Founder and Managing Director, International Community Schools. Term: July 1, 2020–June 30, 2024.


More ASCD Governance Information

ASCD Nominations Committee

The ASCD Nominations Committee is charged to recruit, select, interview, and recommend candidates for the ASCD Board of Directors. The committee will participate in several mandatory virtual trainings and, in November, spend two days to conduct interviews and determine the slate of board candidates. Committee members serve a two-year term.

The ASCD Nominations Committee is not currently accepting applications.

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Corporate Records

ASCD Members are entitled to inspect and copy certain books and records of ASCD. Members must request to do so in writing at least five business days in advance, stating their purpose and specifying the records desired. All inquiries may be forwarded to the Governance Unit.

Copies of ASCD's Internal Revenue Service Form 990 Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (IRS 990) are available on the GuideStar website.