Melisa Giovannelli Becomes Fourth Board Member FSBA Certified

Melisa Giovannelli Becomes Fourth Board Member FSBA Certified
Posted on 05/18/2021
Melisa Giovannelli Headshot

The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that Lee County School Board Member Melisa Giovannelli has earned the distinction of Certified Board Member from the Florida School Boards Association.

“From the moment I was elected as a board member I was active in the learning process with Florida School Boards Association,” Giovannelli says. “Education is very important to me personally and professionally and allows me to continue to grow as a School Board Member.”

To earn this distinction, members must complete 96 hours of training in three different content areas. The bulk of this training falls under Boardsmanship, School Finance, Policy Governance, Bargaining and Personnel, Curriculum and Instruction, State/Federal Legislative Processes, and School Law.

“I am proud to recognize Melisa as a Certified Board Member,” FSBA Director of Leadership Services Tina Pinkoson says. “Since her election in 2016 she has shown a willingness and desire to learn.”

Fellow Lee County School Board members Debbie Jordan, Chris Patricca and Cathleen Morgan also have the distinction of being Certified Board Members. The Certified Board Member (CBM) distinction is one of several professional development programs offered by the Florida School Boards Association to ensure board members obtain well-rounded and thorough understanding of his or her policy-making job responsibilities.

The Florida School Boards Association is the professional association for school boards in Florida. The mission of FSBA is to increase student achievement through the development of effective school board leadership and advocacy for public education.