Board of Directors

NAESP’s Board of Directors lead the association by establishing goals and priorities, providing fiscal oversight, and making policy decisions. Their leadership and influence on issues of policy and practice aim to keep our nation’s schools on track and headed in the right direction.

Paul Wenger

Paul Wenger

President, 2021-2022
Jordan Creek Elementary School
West Des Moines, Iowa
Dave Steckler

Dave Steckler

President-elect, 2021-2022
Red Trail Elementary School
Mandan, North Dakota
Liza Caraballo-Suarez, Ed.D.

Liza Caraballo-Suarez, Ed.D.

Vice President, 2021-2022
Magnet School of Architecture, Engineering & Design — P.S. 120
Brooklyn, New York
John Quinn

John Quinn

Director, Zone 1, 2020-2023
Clara Barton Elementary School
Oxford, Massachusetts
Thomas Payton

Thomas Payton

Director, Zone 2, 2020-2023
Roanoke Avenue Elementary School
Riverhead, New York
April D. Knight

April D. Knight

Director, Zone 3, 2019-2022
Avondale Elementary School
Columbus, Ohio
Ann-Marie Gleason, Ed.D.

Ann-Marie Gleason, Ed.D.

Director, Zone 4, 2019-2022
Harpeth Valley Elementary School
Nashville, Tennessee
Amy Dixon, Ed.D.

Amy Dixon, Ed.D.

Director, Zone 5, 2021-2024
Lincoln & Jefferson Attendance Centers
Carmi, Illinois
James Edmond Jr., Ph.D.

James Edmond Jr., Ph.D.

Director, Zone 6, 2019-2022
Woodside Elementary School
Sussex, Wisconsin
Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis

Director, Zone 7, 2021-2024
Garfield Elementary School
Lewistown, Montana
Victorius Eugenio

Victorius Eugenio

Director, Zone 8, 2020-2023
Daggett Montessori School
Fort Worth, Texas
Scott Borba

Scott Borba

Director, Zone 9, 2021-2024
Le Grand Elementary School
Le Grand, California
Kevin Armstrong, Ed.D.

Kevin Armstrong, Ed.D.

Principal
Director At Large, Middle, 2019-2022
DuPont Hadley Middle School
Old Hickory, Tennessee
Ramona Dunn

Ramona Dunn

Director At Large, Minority Level, 2021-2024
New Mark Middle School
Kansas City, Missouri
L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE

L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE

Ex-Officio Board Member Executive Director