• Dr. Timothy Purnell, NJSBA executive director and CEO of the NJSBA, recently accepted a "Real Leaders" award in recognition of the Association's transparency.

The New Jersey School Boards Association was recently honored with a 2024 Real Leaders Impact Award and named as one of the “most transparent” organizations.

“I believe that being a transparent organization builds trust and credibility with all of our stakeholders,” said Dr. Timothy J. Purnell, executive director and CEO of the NJSBA. “So, this award is a terrific achievement.”

Real Leaders is a global media and CEO network and community that focuses on leadership. The awards ranked companies by asking questions related to six categories: intention, model, people, accountability, collaboration and transformation.  “Most transparent” falls into the accountability category.

In February, Purnell accepted the award on behalf of the NJSBA.