The Consortium of State School Boards Association (COSSBA) named Dr. Thomas E. Bertrand, as its executive director. Bertrand was selected by the COSSBA Board of Directors during its meeting held on January 20, 2023. Bertrand will assume the position of executive director on July 1.
Bertrand has served as executive director of the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) since 2018. IASB supports 849-member school boards and nearly 6,000 elected school board members. He previously served as an educator for 33 years — serving as a teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent. The Illinois Association of School Administrators named Bertrand Illinois’ Superintendent of the Year in 2015. He also served as an adjunct professor at Eastern Illinois University and Illinois State University.
COSSBA is a nonpartisan, national alliance dedicated to sharing resources and information to support, promote and strengthen state school boards associations. MSBA is a founding member of COSSBA.
Visit https://www.cossba.org to learn more about COSSBA.