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G.A. Buie, principal of Eudora High School, has been elected to serve the National Association of Secondary School Principals as president-elect for the 2013-14 school year and as president for 2014-15. NASSP is the leading organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and all school leaders from across the United States and more than 36 countries around the world.
In his term that officially begins on July 1, Buie plans to listen carefully to the day-to-day concerns of principals and involve them in the national dialogue to improve schools.
“One of my biggest goals is to continue the conversation with our states and regions and reach out to our members and engage them in meaningful conversation,” Buie said. “We are so blessed to have so many great principals within our association, and we have to continue to develop mechanisms to hear what they are saying and doing.”
NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti is confident that Buie will help facilitate many of those conversations.
“Well-respected in the profession, G.A. will leverage his experience to advocate for the needs of secondary schools and their students,” Bartoletti said. “With ESEA being considered for reauthorization, this is a crucial time to bear in mind how federal legislation affects schools. And G.A. will be right in the thick of those conversations, providing federal policymakers a much-needed reality check on how their policies will affect actual schools.”
An accomplished educator, Buie has been a Kansas school leader since 1996. Before taking the helm at Eudora in 2010, he served as principal of Wheatridge Middle School and of Anderson County Jr./Sr. High School for nearly a decade. He also spent two years as an assistant principal at Fredonia High School.
In addition to a wealth of experience, Buie brings with him a history of involvement in state and national advocacy efforts. A member of the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals, Buie served KASSP as an officer in all capacities, including president and state coordinator. He also served on NASSP’s board of directors, on its finance and audit committee, and as a delegate to the National Leadership Conference.
Buie holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies education from Missouri Valley College and a master’s degree in educational administration from Kansas State University.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals is the leading organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and all school leaders from across the United States and 36 countries around the world. The association provides research-based professional development and resources, networking, and advocacy to build the capacity of middle level and high school leaders to continually improve student performance. Reflecting its longstanding commitment to student leadership development as well, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils.