2019 Election Candidates

This year members of Magnet Schools of America (MSA) will elect a Secretary and Treasurer to serve on the board for the next two year.
In an effort to help you make an informed decision, please familiarize yourself with the candidates below.


Missed the Secretary Town Hall Webinar? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  Click HERE to access the recorded webinar.

Cutina P. Barrineau, Ed.D.

50-word statement

Efficient! Highly-Detailed! Detailed-Oriented! Organized!  These are just a few qualities our MSA Board Secretary needs and I am that person.  Anyone will tell you when it comes to details, note-taking or reports, I am the first person that comes to their mind.

Victor R. Black, Ed.D.

50-word statement

I am committed to the MSA philosophy, I am a believer in the foundational pillars of MSA and I am a proponent of MSA. It would be an honor to assist Magnet Schools of America in growing its vision and mission advancing our approach to educating children in our nation.

Maria S. Hersey, Ph.D.

50-word statement

As a passionate public educator and supporter of magnet school communities, it would be my honor to serve as Secretary for this dynamic and innovative community of professionals who are dedicated to making a difference by ensuring equity, excellence and innovation for all.


Missed the Treasurer Town Hall Webinar? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  Click HERE to access the recorded webinar.

Scott Thomas

50-word statement

If I am re-elected as treasurer of MSA, I will continue to strive to bring strong fiscal oversight and direction in support of our mission. I will continue to ensure transparency, and work to ensure the financial health and viability of the organization to meet current and future obligations as well as
fiscal goals.

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