2007 board of directors elections

2007 board of directors elections

Only four of the elections were contested and all four included incumbents. Two of the incumbents were defeated while two remain on the board.

Percentages indicate percent of votes cast in that election.

Winners in the 2007 elections

President • Jack Kennedy (Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, Colo.) (99.6%)

Vice-President • Bob Bair (Blair High School, Neb.) (100%)

Secretary • Susan Tantillo (McHenry, Ill.) (100%)


Region 1/Northwest ( Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming) • Steve Matson (Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, Wash.) (96%)

Region 2/Southwest ( Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah) • Kathy Gaber, (Montrose High School, Colo.) (57%)

Region 3/North Central (Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin) • Gary Lindsay (Kennedy High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) (92%)

Region 4/South Central (Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas) • Wayna Polk (Abilene High School, Texas) (56%)

Region 5/Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee) • Brenda Gorsuch (West Henderson High School, Henderson, N.C.) (95%)

Region 6/Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes (Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.) • Betsy Rau (Dow High School, Midland, Mich.) (59.6%)

Region 7/Northeast (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) • Ron Bonadonna (Nutley, N.J.) (96%)


Certification Commission • Mark Newton (Grand Junction High School, Colo.) (99.8%)

Development and Curriculum Commission •  Lori Oglesbee (McKinney High School, Texas) (99.6%)

Multi-Cultural Commission • Norma Kneese (Snake River High School, Blackfoot, Idaho) (39%)

Scholastic Press Rights Commission • John Bowen (Kent State University, Ohio) (100%)

Middle School/Junior High Commission • Anita Marie Wertz (Cesar Chavez High School, Stockton, Calif.) (99.8%)


The Nominating Committee members also are interested in talking with individuals who might like to seek office in a future election and would like to know how to be prepared for candidacy.

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