Webinar: Unpacking 2022 Local Elections Results and Trends Impacting the Local Elections for 2023

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
While national candidates may dominate election conversations, local elections and candidates drive community decisions, including local improvements and school policies and funding. Join LFA and experts as they discuss the results and implications of local elections, how they impact students, families, and communities’ success, and what to anticipate in local elections in 2023.

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Moderated by: John Heim, Executive Director & CEO of the National School Boards Association (NSBA)

Headshot of John Heim, CEO & Exec. Director of NSBA

Dr. John Heim is the Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of the National School Boards Association (NSBA). To advance the association’s mission and serve its members, Heim leads a team of policy, member services, legal, communications, and business experts.

Prior to joining NSBA, Heim served as the Executive Director of the Kansas Association of School Boards where, for 11 years, he worked closely with local boards of education on professional development, goal setting, financial stewardship, policy, advocacy, and other strategic issues to advance public education. Over his four-decade career in public education, Heim has worked as a teacher, principal, and superintendent to improve outcomes and opportunities of Kansas students and position Kansas schools for success.

Heim has a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Kansas State University and has served as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer and speaker. His passion for supporting the next generation of educational leaders has inspired many to pursue careers in educational leadership.

Kimberly Greer, Board of Directors, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and Principal, Langley High School, Virginia

Kimberly Greer has been an educator in Fairfax County for over 26 years. She taught middle school English and Social Studies for twelve years. Prior to her principalship, Greer worked as an assistant principal in three high schools. Greer has served on various leadership committees for school districts and serves on the board of directors for The National Association of Secondary School Principals. She has also been a Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP) member since 2006. Greer graduated with a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, an M.Ed. from Virginia Tech, and an Educational Leadership Endorsement from George Mason University.

Laura Meckler, National Education Writer, The Washington Post

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Laura Meckler is a national education writer for The Washington Post, where she covers education across the country as well as federal education policy and politics. She came to The Post from the Wall Street Journal, where she covered presidential politics, the White House, changing American demographics, immigration and health care. Before that, she worked at the Associated Press’s Washington bureau and covered state government in Columbus, Ohio. She got her start writing about everything from schools and cops to the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival at the Repository newspaper in Canton, Ohio, about 50 miles south of her hometown of Cleveland. Meckler graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with an A.B. in political science and international development.

Liam Goldrick, Partner at the Donovan Group

Liam Goldrick headshotBefore joining the Donovan Group, Liam Goldrick spent nearly two decades in educational policy and communications. For 12 years, he served as policy director at New Teacher Center, a national nonprofit organization focused on accelerating educator effectiveness. Liam previously served as education policy advisor to Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and as senior education policy analyst at the National Governors Association. In the 1990s, he worked in Vermont state government and politics. Liam graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston College in 1993 and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 1995.

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