J’Nelle Lee, a school board member of the Hannibal School District #60, was recognized for achieving Advanced Certification in the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) Certified Board Member program at the 2018 MSBA Leadership Summit on June 2.

J’Nelle Lee, a school board member of the Hannibal School District #60, was recognized for achieving Advanced Certification in the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) Certified Board Member program at the 2018 MSBA Leadership Summit on June 2.

The program established by MSBA helps local school board members develop the knowledge and skills they need to function as effective educational leaders in their communities.

All newly-elected school board members must complete a basic 16-hour Essential Training required by state law. Those members achieving Advanced Certification must complete an additional 12 hours of training, read two books related to school board service, attend at least two MSBA regional or statewide events and write brief reflection paper relating their study to their board service.

The Missouri School Boards’ Association is a private, not-for-profit organization that exists to help school boards succeed.

Lee was elected to the school board in April 2016.