The Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) appointed Hudson High School Principal Brian Wilch as the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) State Coordinator for Ohio.
As stated by the OASSA, the state coordinator is responsible for maintaining positive communication between NASSP and OASSA, along with being involved in national legislative issues. On their website, the NASSP states their mission is to "connect and engage school leaders through advocacy, research, education, and student programs."
"I am honored to serve the OASSA, an organization I have been a member of since I became an administrator in 1992," Wilch said. "I look at it as a way to give back to the OASSA which has provided a valuable support system for not only me but for all secondary school administrators."
The state coordinator serves in a consultant role to the OASSA Board of Directors. Responsibilities include serving as the chair of the OASSA Membership Committee, and assisting with events such as the annual OASSA fall conference. In this role, Wilch will also be Ohio's voting member at the Candidate's Forum during the NASSP National Conference in February. The OASSA/NASSP covers expenses for travel to the conferences.
Wilch submitted his application to the OASSA in June in an interest to follow the district-wide initiative set forth by Superintendent Phil Herman to promote leadership within students and staff.
"Brian is an excellent selection for the NASSP State Coordinator," Herman said. "While bringing a wealth of experience to the table, Brian also keeps the best interests of students as the focus of his decision making. Brian will represent Ohio well. Additionally, Brian's participation helps us as a school district stay abreast of the latest research, issues, and effective programs across the nation."