2006-2007
Topic
Board Members

National Assessment Governing Board (2006-2007)

Darvin M. Winick, Chair
President
Winick & Associates
Austin, Texas
Board Category: General Public

Amanda P. Avallone, Vice Chair
Assistant Principal and Eighth-Grade Teacher
Summit Middle School
Boulder, Colorado
Board Category: 8th-Grade Teacher

Francie Alexander
Chief Academic Officer
Scholastic, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Scholastic Education
New York, New York
Board Category: Curriculum Specialist

David J. Alukonis
Chairman
Hudson School Board
Hudson, New Hampshire
Board Category: Local School Board Member

Honorable Jeb Bush
Governor of Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Board Category: Governor-Republican

Barbara Byrd-Bennett
Executive Superintendent-in-Residence
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio
Board Category: Curriculum Specialist

Shirley V. Dickson
Educational Consultant
Aliso Viejo, California
Board Category: Curriculum Specialist

David P. Driscoll
Commissioner of Education
Massachusetts Department of Education
Malden, Massachusetts
Board Category: Chief State School Officer

John Q. Easton
Executive Director
Consortium on Chicago School Research
Chicago, Illinois
Board Category: Testing and Measurement Expert

Alan J. Friedman
Consultant
Museum Development and Science Communication
New York, New York
Board Category: General Public

David W. Gordon
Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools
Sacramento County Office of Education
Sacramento, California
Board Category: Local Superintendent

Robin C. Hall
Principal
Beecher Hills Elementary School
Atlanta, Georgia
Board Category: Elementary School Principal

Kathi M. King
Twelfth-Grade Teacher
Messalonskee High School
Oakland, Maine
Board Category: 12th-Grade Teacher

Honorable Keith King
State Representative
Colorado House of Representatives
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Board Category: State Legislator-Republican

Kim M. Kozbial-Hess
Fourth-Grade Teacher
Hawkins Elementary School
Toledo, Ohio
Board Category: 4th-Grade Teacher

James S. Lanich
President
California Business for Educational Excellence
Sacramento, California
Board Category: Business/Industry Representative

Honorable Cynthia Nava
New Mexico State Senator
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Board Category: State Legislator-Democrat

Andrew C. Porter
Director, Learning Sciences Institute
Peabody College
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
Board Category: Testing and Measurement Expert

Luis A. Ramos
Community Relations Manager
PPL Susquehanna
Berwick, Pennsylvania
Board Category: Business/Industry Representative

Mary Frances Taymans, SND
Executive Director
Secondary Schools Division
National Catholic Educational Association
Washington, DC
Board Category: Nonpublic School Adminstrator

Oscar A. Troncoso
Principal
Socorro High School
Socorro Independent School District
El Paso, Texas
Board Category: High School Principal

Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack
Governor of Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
Board Category: Governor-Democrat

Michael E. Ward
Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction
North Carolina Public Schools
Jackson, Mississippi
Board Category: Chief State School Officer

Eileen L. Weiser
Member, State Board of Education
Michigan Department of Education
Lansing, Michigan
Board Category: State Board of Education Member

Ex-Officio Member
Grover (Russ) Whitehurst
Director
Institute of Education Sciences
U.S. Department of Education
Washington, DC