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News Release - State Board Member Jane Goff Chosen as President-Elect of NASBE

Oct. 19, 2012

News Release

State Board of Education Member Jane Goff chosen as president-elect of national association

Jane Goff, a member of the Colorado State Board of Education, was voted president-elect of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). Goff will begin her term of office as president-elect in January 2013 and then serve as president of the association in 2014.

“Jane Goff’s experience on the Colorado state board and NASBE board of directors provide her with an understanding not only of the education issues policymakers face nationwide, but of how our organization can best serve its members,” said NASBE Executive Director Jim Kohlmoos. “States are now the leaders in education innovation, but there is also considerable uncertainty surrounding many facets of this change. Jane and the rest of the board of directors can provide the support and experience needed to help move us forward through these critical years.”

Goff, of Arvada, was elected to the Colorado State Board in 2008 following a 34-year career as a classroom French and Spanish teacher and director of Jefferson County Public Schools’ World Languages and International Student Exchange programs. She also served two years as president of the Jefferson County Education Association and six years as vice-president of the Colorado Education Association. Following her retirement in 2006, Jane worked as a legislative aide for the Colorado House of Representatives.

In her role as a State Board member, Jane currently serves on the State Advisory Committee for Gifted and Talented and the selection committees for Colorado's Teacher of the Year and the Milken Family Foundation Teaching Award. She also serves on the Aurora Public Schools P-20 Campus Advisory Council, the Adams County Education Consortium and the Jeffco Schools Strategic Planning Advisory Council.

In 2010, Jane received the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers Friend of Foreign Languages Award and was selected for the 3rd annual U.S. Educators Tour of Japan, sponsored by the Japan Foundation of the United States.

In 2011, Jane was appointed as the State Board’s designee on Governor John Hickenlooper’s Education Leadership Council.

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