Board Members

National Assessment Governing Board (1996-1997)

Honorable William T. Randall, Chair
Commissioner of Education
State of Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Board Category: Chief State School Officer

Mary R. Blanton, Vice Chair
Blanton & Blanton
Salisbury, North Carolina
Board Category: General Public

Patsy Cavazos
W.G. Love Accelerated School
Houston, Texas
Board Category: Elementary School Principal

Catherine A. Davidson
Secondary Education Director
Central Kitsap School District
Silverdale, Washington
Board Category: Curriculum Specialist

Edward Donley
Former Chairman
Air Products & Chemical, Inc.
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Board Category: General Public

*Honorable James Edgar
Governor of Illinois
Springfield, Illinois
Board Category: Governor-Republican

James E. Ellingson
Fourth-Grade Classroom Teacher
Probstfield Elementary School
Moorhead, Minnesota
Board Category: 4th-Grade Teacher

Thomas H. Fisher
Director Student Assessment Services
Florida Department of Education
Tallahassee, Florida
Board Category: Testing and Measurement Expert

Michael J. Guerra
Executive Director
National Catholic Education Association
Secondary School Department
Washington, DC
Board Category: Nonpublic School Adminstrator

Jan B. Loveless
District Communications Specialist
Midland Public Schools
Midland, Michigan
Board Category: Business/Industry Representative

Marilyn B. McConachie
Former School Board Member
Glenbrook High Schools
Glenview, Illinois
Board Category: Local School Board Member

William J. Moloney
Superintendent of Schools
Calvert County Public Schools
Prince Frederick, Maryland
Board Category: Local Superintendent

Honorable Annette Morgan
Missouri House of Representatives
Jefferson City, Missouri
Board Category: State Legislator-Democrat

Mark D. Musick
Southern Regional Education Board
Atlanta, Georgia
Board Category: General Public

Mitsugi Nakashima
Hawaii State Board of Education
Honolulu, Hawaii
Board Category: State Board of Education Member

Michael T. Nettles
Professor of Education and Policy
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Board Category: Testing and Measurement Expert

Honorable Norma Paulus
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Oregon State Department of Education
Salem, Oregon
Board Category: Chief State School Officer

Honorable Roy Romer
Governor of Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Board Category: Governor-Republican

Honorable Edgar D. Ross
Former (State) Senator
Christiansted, St. Croix
U.S. Virgin Islands
Board Category: State Legislator-Republican

Fannie L. Simmons
Math Coordinator
District 5 of Lexington/Richland County
Ballentine, South Carolina
Board Category: Curriculum Specialist

Adam Urbanski
Rochester Teachers Association
Rochester, New York
Board Category: General Public

Deborah Voltz
Assistant Professor
Department of Special Education
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
Board Category: Curriculum Specialist

Marilyn A. Whirry
Twelfth-Grade English Teacher
Mira Costa High School
Manhattan Beach, California
Board Category: 12th-Grade Teacher

Dennie Palmer Wolf
Senior Research Associate
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Board Category: Testing and Measurement Expert

Ex-Officio Member
Honorable Sharon P. Robinson
Assistant Secretary of Education
Office of Educational Research and Improvement
U.S. Department of Education
Washington, DC

*Member Designate