VASBO President's Message
Allow me to begin by extending my heartfelt appreciation to Wayne Cosby. Wayne had the enormous task of being president of VASBO during our 50th anniversary year. It was a time for celebrating, reflecting, and connecting with old friends. Expectations were high and Wayne’s leadership allowed for an outstanding year for VASBO!
Our mission at VASBO is brought to life by the numerous hardworking individuals volunteering their time to serve in one of the many, important roles within the organization. This team of dedicated professionals is comprised of eleven members of the executive committee, eleven committee chairs, and two vendor representatives. As one can see, it takes a team to provide the resources to our members, plan and organize our conferences, and provide meaningful continuing education sessions. That being said, I would like to welcome our newest members to the Board of Directors: Christina Berta, Director, Williamsburg/James City County; Tim Yetter, Director, Loudon County; Tina Crop, Director, Madison County; Krista Kelly, Continuing Education Committee, Manassas Park; Karen Murray, Constitution and By-laws, Middlesex County; Amy Eberly, Membership, Nottoway County; Chip Jones, Membership, Cumberland County; Jean Rae Hulstine, Welcoming Committee, Poquoson; Joanne Wright, Welcoming Committee, Gloucester. This is an extremely exciting time for VASBO, and we are glad to have you all on board!
The Board recently concluded the summer business meeting in Charlottesville where we began working to update the legislative agenda, identifying issues impacting K-12 education for the coming year and planning for the fall conference. The Board continues work on the strategic plan with the goal of completion by the end of fiscal year 2016.
It is truly an honor to serve this organization as president. I look forward to a meaningful and memorable year ahead in 2015-16 and look forward to seeing you at the fall conference in Newport News, October 15-16.