Media Advisory                                                             
Kaylen Tucker, NAESP


Jillayne Flanders, Marion E. Whitfield, and Tanya Patricia Jones will join President-elect Mark Terry as new members of NAESP’s Board of Directors.

Alexandria, VA—May 19, 2011—The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) welcomes Mark Terry, principal of Eubanks Intermediate School in Southlake, Texas, as the recently elected president-elect of the NAESP Board of Directors. Gail Connelly, NAESP’s executive director, announced the results from the Association’s headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

Terry, a member of NAESP since 1993, has served on its board of directors since 2007. He also has been a member of the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association for more than 25 years and has served as that organization’s president. “A new generation of educators is preparing to lead our students into the future,” Terry said. “Increasing and strengthening the relevance of our organization to new generations is paramount to my service.”

In NAESP zone elections, the following individuals were elected to the board of directors: Jillayne Flanders, principal of Plains Elementary School in South Hadley, Massachusetts, will represent Zone 1 principals in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Marion E. Whitfield, principal of Kodak Park School No. 41 in Rochester, New York, will represent Zone 2 principals in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; and Tanya Patricia Jones, principal of Woodall School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, will represent Zone 8 principals in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

New board members will begin three-year termson July 1. Rob Monson, principal of Parkston Elementary School in Parkston, South Dakota, will begin his tenure as NAESP president on July 1 and Terry will assume the office of president one year later.


Established in 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) serves elementary and middle school principals in the United States, Canada, and overseas. NAESP leads in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle-level principals and other education leaders in their commitment to all children.