New board members can get valuable information about what it means to be a board member in a podcast featuring two veteran field service representatives with the New Jersey School Boards Association and Ray Pinney, the Association’s director of county activities and member engagement.

Theresa Lewis, who has been a field service representative for 15 years and covers Salem and Gloucester counties – as well as two-thirds of Camden County – teams up with Gwen Thornton, who covers Somerset and Hunterdon counties and has worked at NJSBA 21 years, to highlight an array of topics with Pinney as moderator. Subjects include what new board members must do upon being elected, how to cultivate a solid working relationship with the superintendent and fellow board members and much more.

Lewis and Thornton also draw upon their 20 years of combined experience as board members – many of which they served as board president – to answer questions that may be top of mind for new board members and veteran board members alike.

Jam-packed with information, this almost one-hour long podcast is worth a close listen.

Listen to the podcast.