Mace leaving VSBA for law firm

Nicole Mace will be stepping down as the Executive Director of the Vermont School Boards Association in November 2019 to join a law firm in Burlington where her practice will focus on general education and special education law.

Mace joined the Vermont School Boards Association in 2011 as the director of legal and policy services and became the executive director in 2015.

“Throughout her tenure with the VSBA, Nicole has exhibited a passion for public education, children, families and school boards,” wrote Neil Odell, vice president of the Vermont School Boards Association, in his July 31 press release. “In addition, she has fostered important relationships with numerous state agencies and education groups that have strengthened the VSBA, and has built a great team of VSBA staff, leaving it in a strong position for the future.”

According to Odell, Mace helped guide the association “through perhaps the most tumultuous time for school boards since Acts 60 and 68.”

At the Vermont School Boards Association Board of Directors’ August meeting, the board will establish the parameters and timeline for the search process for a new executive director.

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