Conference Welcomes Steven D. Geis as New President of NAESP

July 2016, Volume 39, Issue 11

At this year’s annual conference in National Harbor, Mayland, attendees were proud to welcome Steven D. Geis as the newly elected president of NAESP. During the conference’s closing ceremony on July 8, Past President Robyn Conrad Hansen passed the gavel to Steven Geis to formally recognize him in his new role as president of the association.

Geis will now serve as the elected president of the NAESP, which represents pre-K-8 educators in the United States, Canada, and overseas. NAESP is led by Board members who are practicing principals and are actively involved in shaping the long-term impact of school improvement efforts.

“As educational leaders, we have the privilege of guiding staff, communities, and students on the path to a successful, productive life full of learning. This can only be accomplished with the help of strong advocating associations like NAESP and professional colleagues,” said Geis. “NAESP serves us all by advocating, providing professional resources and development, and helping us establish collegial relationships.”

Steven D. Geis Ed. D. began his education career in 1993 as a social studies teacher at Oakland Junior High in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. He currently serves as principal of North Trail Elementary School in Farmington, Minnesota, a position he has held since 2005. He has also served as an assistant professor at Saint’ Mary’s University since 2005.

Geis became a member of NAESP in 2005, and has supported the organization in various capacities. He has served on the Board of Directors, and as State Representative. He has also served in various roles for the Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association.

Geis has been both professionally and civically active. He has accompanied fellow principals on the Lifetouch Memory Mission building a school in the Dominican Republic, and was a Japanese Memorial Fulbright Scholar in 2008.

New Board Members

In addition to Steven Geis beginning his term as President, the following Board positions will begin on August 1:

  • President-elect: Brian K. Partin
  • Vice President: Eric S. Cardwell
  • Past President: Robyn Conrad Hansen, Ed.D.
  • Director, Zone 3: Deborah H. Frazier
  • Director, Zone 5: Susan Cobb, Ed.D.
  • Director, Zone 6: Paul Wenger
  • Director At Large, Middle Level, Minority: Schwanda Jackson, Ed.D.

Click here for a full list of NAESP’s Board of Directors.

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