Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, an educator and public school advocate for more than 40 years, was selected as the ninth Executive Director of the New Jersey School Boards Association in September 2012. The organization’s 26-member Board of Directors approved the appointment unanimously, following a nationwide search.
As executive director, Dr. Feinsod manages the day-to-day operations of the organization, which as a 73-member staff with an annual operating budget of about $10 million. NJSBA serves more than 4,800 school board members in 586 local districts, as well as approximately 60 charter schools.
Dr. Feinsod has served as chief school administrator in the Cranford, Madison and Mount Arlington school districts. Since 2008, he was the state Department of Education’s executive county superintendent for Essex County, assisting and overseeing 23 school districts with strikingly diverse needs and challenges. He began his career as a special education teacher in Linden. In addition, he served for approximately 20 years as a member of the Board of Education of the Morris-Union Jointure Commission, including a term as the board’s president.