On July 1, the New Jersey School Boards Association officially welcomed Dr. Timothy J. Purnell as its ninth executive director. He succeeded Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, who retired effective June 30. “I am excited to take on the role of executive director of NJSBA, which I have long admired,” Purnell said. “I’m looking forward to working with the Association’s talented staff and dedicated members to further the mission of advancing student achievement through effective governance.”