Apply for Open Positions on the NAESP Board of Directors

Do you have what it takes to step up your volunteer leadership game? If so, we want you to apply.

NAESP has several open positions on its Board of Directors. Do you have what it takes to step up your volunteer leadership game? If so, we want you to apply.

What type of leaders are we looking for? Passionate. Diverse. Innovative. We want principals who are interested in taking that extra step to be volunteer leaders at a national level. Principals who want to advocate for their profession and support their peers. Are you ready to take the next step?

Open Positions

NAESP is seeking outstanding candidates for several open positions. The positions and application deadlines are listed below.

Vice President

  • The term of office for NAESP officers is three years beginning Aug. 1 of the first year and ending July 31 of the third year.
  • Upon election to office, NAESP officers serve the first year as vice president, the second year as president-elect, and the third year as president.
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 1, 2023
  • Candidates for the ballot are selected by the NAESP Nominating Committee during its November meeting.
  • The vice president election occurs March 12–22, 2024.

Directors in Zones 5, 7, and 9

  • Three-year term of office beginning Aug. 1, 2024 – July 31, 2027
  • Determine your Zone eligibility based on your region
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1, 2023

Director At Large, Minority

  • Three-year term of office beginning Aug. 1, 2024 – July 31, 2027
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 1, 2023
  • Director At Large, Minority is elected by the board during their March board meeting.

Note: Eligible applicants must have a current Active or Assistant Principal membership with NAESP.

What You’ll Gain

On a professional level, you’ll gain insight to better serve on a school district’s policy committee and strengthen relationships with school board and community members. You’ll be able to share with your school district “hot off the press” news, sometimes before they know about it.

On a personal level, you will serve as key role models and representatives for the profession, learn organizational planning and budgeting, and hone public speaking skills. Being an NAESP board member will help you better understand yourself as a leader and helps you grow outside the parameters of your current and immediate lens.

Want to Apply?

Learn more about the open positions, and apply using the forms below:

Vice President

Board Director

For questions or assistance, please contact NAESP Governance Services Assistant Executive Director Jennifer Shannon at jshannon@naesp.org or 703-518-6286.