Advisory Committee

A select group of exceptional educational leaders were invited to serve on NASSP’s National Principals Conference Planning Committee, bringing talent, insight, and experience from across the country. This group played an active role advising NASSP throughout the planning process to bring you the highest quality programming.

Mark Anderson is the principal of Marshall Fundamental Secondary School in Pasadena, CA. Marshall has been ranked by Los Angeles Magazine as the eighth-best public or private high school in Los Angeles County, been recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s Top High Schools, received Silver Medals from US News & World Report, and was recognized as an NASSP Breakthrough School, among other accolades. As principal, Dr. Anderson was named the California Principal of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators and NASSP. Dr. Anderson’s passion and work have focused on helping culturally diverse students in urban Los Angeles be academically successful. 
Bobby Dodd is the high school principal at William Mason High School in Mason, OH. As an educator and leader, Dodd actively communicates, collaborates, and connects with stakeholders to help his school and the education field. He has received awards for his contributions as a connected educator, including the 2016 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year Award, and was a finalist for the 2017 Varsity Brands Principal of Principle Award. Dodd continues to assist others in the education field by presenting at the local, state, and national levels as well as offering professional resources at www.TheEducationalLeaders.com.
Dr. Tom Dodd is in his 16th year as principal of Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins, CO. Dodd was the president-elect, president, and past president of the Colorado Association of School Executives from 2017–20, was named the 2018 Colorado Society of Health and Physical Educators Administrator of the Year, served as Region 2a Director with the Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals board from 2015–17, and was a SafeRoutes to School National Partnership Hubsmith Award Nominee in 2016. He was the 2017 NASSP National Principal of the Year and the 2016 Colorado State Principal of the Year.
Kimberly Greer is the principal of Langley High School in Fairfax County, VA. She has been an educator in Fairfax County for over 25 years. Prior to her principalship, Greer worked as an assistant principal in three high schools. She has served as a speaker at the state level as well as a presenter at the National Principals Conference. Greer has worked on various leadership committees for school districts. Additionally, she has partnered with NASSP on several projects. Greer currently serves on the board of directors of the Virginia Association of School Principals.
Beth Houf is the principal of Fulton Middle School in Fulton, MO, and co-author of Lead Like a PIRATE: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff. She has spoken at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference, the Association for Middle Level Education National Conference, the National Principals Conference, and other educational venues. Her school was recognized as a Missouri Exemplary Professional Learning Community and Solution Tree Model Professional Learning Community in 2019. Houf was named a Missouri Exemplary New Principal in 2011, the Missouri National Distinguished Principal for 2016, and the 2019 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year.
Paul Kelly is the principal of Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove Village, IL, a dynamic learning community where the mantra of “challenge, support, and patience” thrives. As a classroom teacher, he was a 2006 recipient of the Milken National Educator Award. Kelly was named the 2018 Illinois High School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association and was a 2019 NASSP National Principal of the Year Finalist. Kelly’s insights on teaching, learning, and leadership have been published in Education Week, Principal Leadership, and Routledge Press.
Brian McCann is in his 16th year as principal of Joseph Case High School in Swansea, MA. McCann chairs the Massachusetts Schools Administrators Association’s high school committee and is on the board of directors. He chairs the state’s high school volleyball committee and is a past president of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s board of directors. He has contributed to Principal Leadership magazine as well as the educational leadership book, The Principled Principal. McCann was Massachusetts’ 2011 High School Principal of the Year and is a 2018 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year.
Meghan Redmond is the 2019 NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year. She is the assistant principal and school counselor at Chief Ivan Blunka School, a K–12 school in the rural community of New Stuyahok, AK. She has been in education in rural Alaska for 10 years, and before that taught elementary grades in Wisconsin. Redmond is also the current Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals Region 7 Director and 2019 Alaska Assistant Principal of the Year.
Jamie Richardson is in his 12th year as principal of LaCreole Middle School in Dallas, OR. He has served as a speaker at the state level, a presenter at the High Tech High Deeper Learning Conference and the National Principals Conference, and is a 2017 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year. As an advocate for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education, Richardson created and leads a STEAM education-for-all initiative known as Innovate Dallas. He created “Drive-in field trips” with a mobile Maker lab known as the STEAM Machine with outreach serving Dallas and other area communities.
JoVon Rogers is the principal of Mount Vernon High School in Fairfax County, VA. Rogers began as a classroom teacher in Baltimore and Prince George’s County school districts in Maryland. Rogers became one of the first instructional coaches in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and has served as both an elementary and secondary school principal. Rogers co-leads FCPS’ professional development for aspiring principals and has provided professional development on a national scale, serving as a certified NASSP Building Ranks trainer and scorer. Rogers holds an administration and supervision certification (PreK–12) from the FCPS Accelerated Certification Cohort IV.
Winston Sakurai has fostered innovation in education at the state and national levels for close to 30 years. He is the former vice chairperson of the Hawaii State Board of Education and is currently the president of the Hawaii Association of Secondary School Administrators. Sakurai has been recognized for his outstanding accomplishments by being named a 2016 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year and 2015 Hawaii State Principal of the Year. He has co-authored the book Education Write Now Vol. 2: Top Strategies for Improving Relationships and Culture and moderates NASSP’s #PrinLeaderChat on Sunday evenings at 9:00 p.m. (ET).
Gregory Schillinger is a 2019 NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year Finalist. He brings 17 years of leadership experience to his position as associate principal at Rutland High School in Rutland, VT, a socioeconomically diverse school that maintains a graduation rate above 90 percent. He is proud that his school offers students such diverse opportunities as a year-end studies program, internships, capstone projects, global studies, and STEM concentrations. He has led the charge as the school has adopted proficiency-based learning practices and continues to meet with students daily to assist them in their learning and development.
Kathy Walker, 2019 North Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year, is an 18-year veteran of education and is currently serving her first year as principal of East Iredell Middle School in Statesville, NC. In addition to being an advocate for her students and staff, she is also involved in her community, serving on executive boards as well as supporting community theatre. She is also the host and producer of the podcast that places an emphasis on helping today’s leaders develop tomorrow’s leaders: “Year of Leading Dangerously.
Kerensa Wing has served Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia for 31 years, beginning in 1990 to teach social studies. In 2001, she was a Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year finalist. In 2002, she became assistant principal at Collins Hill High School, and she became the first principal of Lanier High School in 2010. She returned to Collins Hill High School in 2014 as its principal. She is a 2019 State Principal of the Year for Georgia and the NASSP 2020 National Principal of the Year. Wing is proud to create a collaborative culture in the schools she leads.