National Advisory Council (NAC)
R&A is pleased to announce the creation of the R&A National Advisory Council (NAC). This newly formed entity is an esteemed group of educators and business leaders chosen to counsel the company on its search, placement, and educational leadership efforts.
As the nation's oldest and largest superintendent search organization, R&A is committed to partnering with districts across the country as they move forward out of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the critical steps in this direction is the formation and activation of a National Advisory Council.
The R&A NAC is a robust assembling of some of the top education leadership in America. The individual members were selected on not only their experience, but also their history of exemplary public-school leadership which has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of children over recent decades.
Current & Previous Experience
2019-Present - President and CEO of Alliance for Excellent Education (ALL4ED); 2015-2019 - Executive Director and CEO of ASCD; 2012-2015 - Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education; 2008-2011 - Ohio State Superintendent
2012-Present - Leadership Consultant/Learning Facilitator at Equity and Excellence Imperative (EEI); 2015-2017 - Superintendent of Schools for School District of South Orange and Maplewood; 2005-2012 - Superintendent of Schools for Bridgeport Public Schools
1992-1996 - Superintendent for Baltimore County; 1987-1992 - Superintendent for Wichita Public Schools; 1980-1987 - Superintendent for Frederick County
2021-Present - President and CEO for NASBE; 2016-2021 - Ohio State Superintendent of Public Instruction; 2010-2016 - Principal Consultant for Education First Consulting;
2013-2017 - Superintendent for Columbus City Schools; 2008-2013 - Superintendent for Westerville City Schools; 2004-2008 - Superintendent for Wooster City Schools
1996- Present - Executive Director and President, National Center for Education Research and Technology
2018-Present - Superintendent for Omaha Public Schools; 2015-2018 - Chief Academic Officer for the School District of Philadelphia
2020-Present - Chief Executive Officer for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP); 2015-2020 - ASCD Senior Advisor for Community Engagement; 2019 - ASCD Interim CEO and Executive Director
2007-Present - Founder and Principle of Plus Ultre LLC; 2013-Present - Subject Matter Expert for the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG); 2014-2015 - Special Assistant to the Commissioner, NJ Department of Education
2020-Present - Vice President for Salt Lake City Board of Education (Board Member, 2019); 2016-Present - Associate Director of Community Empowerment
2019-2021 - Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction; 2001-Present - Assistant State Superintendent for Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
2011-Present - Superintendent of Schools for Bloomfield Public Schools; 2007-2011 - Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Schools for Hartford Public Schools
2013-Present - Emeritus Law Professor; 2020-2021 - President of National School Boards Association; 2007-Present - Worthington Board of Education