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Get Ready for a Year of Leadership Excellence: ASBA Welcomes New Officers!

ASBA 2024 Executive Officers

ASBA members elected 2024 officers to the ASBA Executive Committee at the ASBA Annual Business Meeting on Dec. 7, 2023, in conjunction with the ASBA-ASA Annual Conference. 

President-Elect Tadeo De La Hoya, Gadsden ESD; Treasurer John Sparks, Sahuarita USD; and Secretary Mitra Khazai, Madison ESD; will join President Desiree Fowler, Page USD, to form the 2024 Executive Committee of the ASBA Board of Directors. 

Each position is held for a one-year term. The officers serve on the board alongside 17 county directors and ex officio voting members that include caucus and alliance presidents. 

Snap, Click, Smile: Catch the Joyful Moments from ASBA’s Annual Conference

ASBA members at Annual Conference

See all the learning, sharing of ideas, celebration of award winners, networking, student performances and fun the attendees of the ASBA-ASA Annual Conference had last week on ASBA’s Flickr page at:

Puzzle Unveils ASBA’s Logo Redesign That Reflects Member Feedback

ASBA Members with new logo puzzle

ASBA members unveiled the new ASBA logo by putting together a puzzle at their tables during the ASBA-ASA Annual Conference.

During our rebranding initiative, we heard these common themes from members:

  • Feedback regarding the logo included suggestions to make it stand for the organization’s values or add graphics to distinguish ASBA from other associations. 
  • Members wanted the logo to visually tie to the state of Arizona and education. 
  • Members pointed out confusion when searching for ASBA, as other associations with similar acronyms pop up. 
  • Members suggested that the tagline should communicate more clearly what the organization does and its value. 
  • If a change is considered, members wanted the new branding to reflect education in its appearance. 
  • Some members mentioned the need for improved ease of use on the website. 

This insights and data were invaluable for the rebranding process, helping to shape ASBA’s identity, logo, tagline and website to better align with the needs and expectations of its members and potential members. 

The next phase is redesigning the ASBA website in response to members’ concerns that the website is outdated, not user-friendly and lacking current information, particularly related to conferences and events.  

Click here to find out more about our rebranding journey.

Calling All Super Users: Mark Your Calendars for ASBA’s Free Regional Trainings

Lynne Bondi

Why ASBA PolicyBridge Regional Training is a Super User’s Dream (for Free!): ASBA Policy Bridge is your express lane to mastering education policies, governance and leadership. Our regional trainings are designed with Super Users in mind, offering the latest insights and strategies for navigating the dynamic education landscape, and the best part? They are absolutely FREE! 

📅 Upcoming 2024 Regional Trainings: 

Central AZ
Feb. 7 – Tolleson UHSD 

Southern AZ
April 11 – Sunnyside USD        
April 12 –  Tombstone USD 

Northern AZ
June 10 – Holbrook USD
June 11 – Prescott USD

Registration will open in mid January 2024.

Click here to learn more on ASBA’s Events page now.

Get Ready to Empower, Inspire and Transform at ASBA’s Women’s Expo!

Mallika Chopra

The Women’s Leadership Conference and Expo is coming a day earlier! Mark March 5, 2024, on your calendars as your day to be empowered, inspired and transformed.

This is a groundbreaking event you won’t want to miss! ASBA proudly presents its FIRST-EVER Women’s Leadership Conference & Expo. Get ready to be inspired, connect with like-minded professionals and elevate your leadership skills! 

Our conference kicks off with a captivating keynote speaker, Mallika Chopra, who sill ignite your passion for leadership and success. Be ready to be inspired and motivated!

🗓️ Date: March 5, 2024 

📍 Location: Desert Willow Conference Center at 4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85040 

Registration will open in early 2024.

Click here to learn more on ASBA’s Events page now.

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