Notice of Open Board Positions
Posted on the MSA Website: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Open Board Positions: Magnet Schools of America (MSA) is accepting applications and letters of interest for election to the Board of Directors for 2021-2023. The open positions are for:
Regional Directors: Regions I, III and V:
Interested candidates must be members of MSA and are requested to email a letter of interest to Todd S. Mann, Executive Director, Magnet Schools of America to be received by Friday, March 26, 2021, 5 p.m. EASTERN. Candidates are required to submit the following as part of their application, and for publication on the MSA website:
Voting will occur during the regional meetings at the conference to take place on April 28th and 29th. All candidates will be asked to present for 2-3 minutes on why they should be elected. Because the conference will be virtual, this will be a live virtual presentation. Those elected will be asked to attend the annual business meeting on Friday, April 30th for the installation of all Board members.
We will be doing prep calls to rehearse and we will communicate days and times for those prep calls in mid-April.
Term of office and Board Member Requirements:
All positions are for a two-year term (May 1, 2021-Spring, 2023). All candidates must be members in good standing of Magnet Schools of America. This means dues must be current.
Board members are required to attend three (3) meetings each year, held in conjunction with conferences: one in the fall with Technical Assistance and Training, one in the winter with Policy, and one with the National Conference on Magnet Schools. Board members are encouraged to attend each conference.
Additional questions, please call Executive Director Todd Mann at 301-642-6665 or email at email@example.com.
The Regional Director serves as the regional contact for all members and non‐members in a geographic area, as specified by the breakdown of Magnet Schools of America’s six (6) regions.
Time & Commitment
For attendance of the three meetings mentioned above, Board members are reimbursed for the Board meeting only portion of their travel, and as follows: if they have paid more than 50% of meeting costs from personal funds (that are not otherwise reimbursed), they will be reimbursed by MSA up to $1,000 of the personal funds.
Suggested duties include:
Raise the level of performance consistent throughout school districts nationwide and creates a platform from which all magnet schools can flourish. Magnet Schools of America’s national certification process is designed to recognize the hard work of the best magnet schools in the nation and to help them as they grow.