Betty Reynolds, OSBA president-elect, was elected May 5 by the National School Boards Action Center Board of Directors to serve on the NSBAC Board. Reynolds, a member of the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board, was also elected treasurer of NSBAC. The NSBAC election was based on Reynolds’ nomination by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Board of Directors.
The NSBAC was founded by NSBA to ensure, through legislative, legal, and public advocacy, that federal policy supports and strengthens the nation’s 14,000 public school systems serving 50 million public school students.
As president-elect of OSBA, Reynolds will automatically become president in 2017. She has served on numerous statewide boards and groups, and is currently a member of an Oregon Department of Education Every Student Succeeds Act work group, and the Attorney General’s Public Records Reform Task Force. She was vice president of Oregon PTA from 2013-15, and is a retired state executive.
“In this era of education reform I’m thrilled to be involved in education policy at the state and national levels advocating for public education and kids,” Reynolds said, “and working to close the opportunity gap so that all students can fulfill their promise.”
Betsy Miller-Jones, executive director of OSBA, congratulated Reynolds on the accomplishment.
“Betty is an active voice for Oregon children, and I’m glad to see that advocacy moving to the national level,” Miller-Jones said.