Henderson re-elected to national school board leadership position

Frank Henderson Jr., a longtime education advocate on the local, state and national levels, was recently re-elected to the National School Boards Association’s Board of Directors as the Western Region Director. 

Henderson, who is a member of the Seaman USD 345 school board, is on the KASB Board of Directors and has served as KASB president, said he was honored to be re-elected to a three-year term by the NSBA Delegate Assembly during the organization’s annual conference earlier this month in San Antonio. 

“NSBA continues to be the premier voice for America’s school children, serving as the Washington office for 90,000 school board members,” Henderson said. “We provide strong legislative, legal, and public advocacy, assisting and equipping school board members and other educational leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary to lead and represent the students in their respective school districts.” 

KASB Executive Director Dr. John Heim said of Henderson, “As an NSBA board member, Frank is a strong voice for Kansas and the Western Region.” The region includes Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma and Wyoming. 

Henderson said the NSBA annual conference was outstanding with informative workshops and great keynote speakers such as Julian Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio who served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama.  

“Not only were we motivated to continue the work on our local school boards, we were re-energized as we engaged with colleagues and learned of innovative practices and strategies,” Henderson said. “It is even more critical for us to empower our boards as we engage our students in preparation for life after high school.” 

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