BPAA 2014-2015 Officers & Board of Directors

JUST WHAT IS THE BROWARD PRINCIPALS' AND ASSISTANTS' ASSOCIATION?

BPAA is an association of School-Based Administrators who offer services for Principals. BPAA is made up of nearly 500 members, all of whom believe in the importance and value of education. Chartered in the 1970's the association is recognized as one of the top school based administrator associations in the state.

BPAA IS AN ACTIVE GROUP, BUT JUST WHAT DOES IT DO?

The primary mission of the BPAA is to generate one voice representing School-Based Administrators in order to provide a favorable environment in which Principals and Assistant Principals can work in Broward County. This mission is achieved with strong support and representation of administrators in both government and the private sector.

BPAA SERVES TO MONITOR AND INFLUENCE LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD AND LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES BY INFORMING IT MEMBERS, ON ISSUES, POLICIES, AND LEGISLATION AFFECTING THE MEMBERSHIP. WHAT ELSE DOES IT DO?

For one thing, it advocates for its members, therefore, improving the quality of the working environment and the delivery of education in Broward County.

SO, BPAA ALSO CREATES BETTER PUBLIC AWARENESS OF ISSUES AFFECTING PRINCIPALS AND ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS?

That is correct. However, a good public image is just one of the ways BPAA promotes school based administrators. Other highly successful methods it employs include legislative and political action and the "One Vote Newsletter"!

THE BPAA IS A NOT FOR PROFIT CORPORATION GOVERNED BY A BODY OF ELECTED DIRECTORS. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?

The president, treasurer and secretary are individuals elected from the entire membership. The remaining Board of Directors are elected chairpersons or the various levels and organizations including the Broward Assistant Principals' Association, The Broward Association of Elementary School Principals, The Broward High School Principals, The Middle School Principals, and The Adult Vocational and Center Principals.

These school based administrators are responsible for the direction and success of the association, but of course, they do not do it alone. The day to day business of BPAA is performed by a competent Executive Director.

WHY DO SO MANY PRINCIPALS AND ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS BELONG TO BPAA?

Many are motivated by their desire for fair representation in the many arenas that constantly affect their employment conditions. Many members join in order to have access to the legal defense benefits. However, the main reason is to work as one.

School based administrators joined in order to become active on various committees. The committees monitor local school board initiatives which have an impact at the school site.

Case in point: By reviewing and influencing a policy change for the hiring of school based administrators. A BPAA committee recently helped ensure that all persons would be considered for job openings.

The ability to enjoy many social activities, leadership opportunities, and valuable benefits and services are other reasons to join BPAA.

BPAA Officers
2014-2015

  • Executive Director - Lisa Maxwell
  • Shawn Cerra, High School Principal and President
  • Angine Tyghter, Assistant Principal and President Elect
  • Steve Frazier, Middle School Principal and Treasurer
  • Patricia Yackel, Elementary Principal and Secretary
  • Patrick Sauer, Assistant Principal Representative

Board of Directors 2014- 2015

Arlene Schwartz​ , Assistant Principal and FASA District Representative
Camille Pontillo, Elementary Principal
Deborah Brown, Assistant Principal
Diane Pressman, Elementary School Principal
Jack Vesey, Middle School Principal
Janet Morales, Middle School Principal
Jeanette Johnson, Principal Adult /Technical Center
Leo Nesmith, Center Principal
David Watkins, Center Principal
Liz Tatum, Assistant Principal
Marc Charpentier Elementary Principal and Level ​Chairperson Elementary Principals
Maria Tracy , Elementary Principal and Past President
Michael Gleason, Center Principal
Sharon Grant, Assistant Principal
Theresa Bucolo, Elementary Principal and Chairperson Scholarship Committee
Vered Roberts, Elementary Principal
Washington Collado, Middle School Principal
John Lacasse, High School Principal and Level Chairperson, High School Principals
Philip Bullock, Elementary Principal
Erik Anderson, Elementary Principal
Angel Gomez, High School Principal
Chris McGuire, Assistant Principal
Debra Johnson, Assistant Principal
James Neer, High School Principal
Krista Herrera, Middle School Principal
Scott Fiske, High School Principal
Sherry Bees, Elementary Principal
James Griffin, Middle School Principal and Level Chairperson Middle School Principals
Bonnie Clemon, Center Principal and Level Chairperson of Center Principals
Maryellen Fowler, Past President and Retired BPAA member