Guam Education Board Member Maria Gutierrez Elected NASBE Western Area Region Director

Guam Education Board Member Maria Gutierrez Elected NASBE Western Area Region Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Guam Education Board Member Maria Gutierrez Elected NASBE Western Area Region Director


At the October 26-29, 2022 National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, elections were held for the seven-member board. Four members are area directors and three members are officers. Guam and sixteen other states and U.S. territories are in the Western Area. It is a pleasure to inform the Guam Department of Education and our stakeholders, that Ms. Maria Gutierrez was elected unanimously to serve as the Western Area Region Director on the NASBE Board for a two-year term!

 

This is a national-level elite board and Ms. Gutierrez served for many years in supporting committees for NASBE. Also, Ms. Gutierrez is the second longest-serving school board member who is active in NASBE. Ms. Gutierrez was the first member of the Guam Education Board to receive the NASBE 2020 Distinguished Service Award. Guam Education Board nominated Ms. Gutierrez for the Western Area position earlier this year and was supported and endorsed by the other Western states and Territories members at the conference. 

 

“I am very pleased for Ms. Gutierrez,” said Dr. Ron McNinch, fellow GEB member and previous NASBE Western Area Region Director. “I know she will serve Guam, our region, the seventeen members of the Western Area states, and the United States National level of policy interest well. She is well known by all NASBE members for her dedication and for being a strong advocate for public education on Guam.

 

Congratulations Ms. Maria Gutierrez!!


For more information and inquiries, you may send an email to the Guam Education Board at geb@gdoe.net




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