Dear Region IV Members,

As you know, our plan was to hold elections for Regional Director to MSA’s Board during the annual conference. Even though the conference is postponed, we must still elect the Regional Directors, because the new governance year starts on May 1st.

Therefore, we are going to hold elections electronically. Because those in attendance at the annual conference would be the ones to vote on the Director for their region, we are going to preserve that process. Balloting for each region will go out to only those who registered for the conference from that region.

To help your decision-making, we are going to hold a Town Hall for you to meet the candidates, and to learn how they intend to represent your region. Please plan on joining your candidates on Thursday, March 26th, at 4:00 PM Eastern.  You may register for the Town Hall webinar here.

In an effort to help you make an informed decision, please familiarize yourself with the candidates below.

Todd Mann
Executive Director

Missed the Town Hall Meeting? Don’t worry, we’ve go you covered. Click here to view the recording.


Ricki Gibbs II

Ricki Gibbs II
Warner Arts Magnet Elementary
Metro Nashville Public Schools, TN

50-word statement

As the proud leader of the only “arts magnet” elementary school in Nashville, I am passionate about spreading the word of how magnet schools change lives. I have personally witnessed that magnet schools can be the great equalizer for students no matter their race, gender or family socio-economic status.

Kimberly R. Lane

Kimberly R. Lane
Advanced Academics and Magnet Programs
Durham Public Schools, NC

50-word statement

I resolutely believe magnet programs grounded in equity of access and opportunity, innovation and community engagement provide preK-12 students an opportunity for personalized, high-quality academic and non-academic outcomes. As Region IV Director, I will continue to work alongside colleagues to engage stakeholders in honoring the mission and vision of MSA.

Learn how to become a Nationally Certified Magnet School

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.

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