Former NJSBA president Kevin Ciak was named president-elect of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) at that organization’s Delegate Assembly earlier this month.
Ciak will become president of the national organization in 2017. He will be the first NSBA president from New Jersey in approximately 50 years. Ruth Mancuso, who served as NSBA president from 1967 to 1968, was president of the New Jersey School Boards Association in the early part of that decade.
Ciak, a member of the Sayreville Board of Education, was first elected to his local school board in 1994, at the age of 19. At NJSBA he served as vice president for county activities and vice president for legislation/resolutions before becoming Association president in 2006. Ciak has earned Master Board Member certification through NJSBA’s Board Member Academy in recognition of his acquisition of advanced training and skills-development in school board governance and leadership. He was named New Jersey School Board Member of the Year in 2013.
The National School Boards Association represents state associations of school boards and their member districts across the United States. The organization advocates for school board interests before Congress, federal government agencies and the courts, in addition to providing information and services to state school boards associations.