Local DC STEM Advocate Elected to National Board

RESET’s November 2010 newsletter included a quote from Mary Lord, DC Ward 2 State Board of Education member, a long-time STEM education advocate.  This week Ms. Lord was  elected to the Board of the National Association of State Boards of Education (see press release below).  A step forward for science and math education. Press release below…
Arlington, Va. – Mary Lord, a member of the District of Columbia State Board of Education, was elected to the board of directors of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). Lord will begin her two-year term as a director from NASBE’s Northeast region in January 2010.
“Mary Lord is a tireless advocate for students and education, and I know she will bring that same focus and energy to the board of directors,” said NASBE Executive Director Brenda Welburn. “She and the rest of our directors give their time and leadership to their fellow policymakers to help them find the solutions needed to provide students the education they need to succeed in the 21st century.”
Lord was first elected to the state board of education in 2007 and elected to her first full term in 2008. She is an award-winning freelance journalist who has been writing about education and visiting schools across the country for more than a decade. Her articles have appeared in a variety of local and national publications, including U.S. News & World Report, for which she covered K-12 and higher education. Along with representing Wards 1 and 2 on the DC State Board of Education, she has served on several education-reform task forces, notably NASBE’s study group on Career and Technical Education, and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s working groups on educator quality, career and technical education, and accountability.
NASBE’s directors help set organizational direction and policy positions while also representing their region’s concerns to state boards nationwide.
The National Association of State Boards of Education represents America’s state and territorial boards of education. NASBE exists to strengthen State Boards as the preeminent educational policymaking bodies for citizens and students. For more, visit www.nasbe.org.

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