Saturday, April 27, 2019

IASB adds two new staff members

Valorie M. Moore
The Illinois Association of School Boards has recently added two new staff members.

Valorie M. Moore, Ph.D., has joined IASB as a consultant with the Executive Searches department.

Moore recently retired as superintendent of Brookwood SD 167 in Glenwood. Her education career spans over 30 years, starting as a fine arts teacher. She has administered in large districts and small; as well as suburban, urban, rural, and parochial school districts. She worked with staff to implement the Common Core Standards; Charlotte Danielson’s Teacher Evaluation Model, RtI, data-driven decision-making, contract negotiations, directed curriculum and literacy for 20,000 students K-12, and organized a differentiated professional development conference for over 600 teachers and support staff. She has been an adjunct professor for the superintendent leadership Ph.D. program at Concordia University in River Forest and has mentored several administrators and teachers.
Kat Barone

She received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Theater from Eastern Illinois University while an actress and television radio host. She holds a master’s degree from Northeastern University in Education Administration and her doctorate focused on transformational leadership from Roosevelt University.

She has presented at professional development events for school superintendents, including the NABSE Aspiring Superintendents’ Conference. She has presented, as well, at the Joint Annual Conference. As a member of IASB’s Executive Searches team, Moore assists school districts in recruiting and selecting a superintendent or other key administrator. IASB offers the expertise and has developed a process to help boards prepare for that decision, which includes conducting a needs assessment, collecting candidate information, keeping records, and maintaining contact with educational agencies.

As a member of IASB’s Executive Searches team, Moore assists school districts in recruiting and selecting a superintendent or other key administrator. The department, led by Thomas Leahy, offers expertise and process to help school boards determine their next superintendent or other administrator. This includes conducting a needs assessment, collecting candidate information, keeping records, and maintaining contact with educational agencies.

Kat Barone joins IASB as an administrative assistant in the Policy Services department and replaces James Wagner, who now works in IASB Legal Services. Policy Services and Legal Services are both part of IASB’s Office of General Counsel, led by Kimberly Small.

Barone is pursuing a degree in Information Technology with a concentration in web design and development from Southern New Hampshire University. Certified as a Customs Specialist by the NCBFAA, Barone previously worked as a global compliance specialist for MIQ Logistics. Barone recently moved to the Chicago area from Buffalo, New York.

IASB’s Policy Services department offers a full range of policy services and tools designed for boards of education.