The Value of Membership

"I could not have survived 30 years in school business without the support I've received from ASBO. No matter how much you may think your problem is unique, it's not. I've always found support from colleagues facing the same issues no matter where they work, and I've shared solutions. We have a lot to learn from one another, so I value my memberships in Tri-State ASBO, New Hampshire ASBO, Vermont ASBO, and ASBO International."
—John Aubin, South Burlington School District, South Burlington, Vermont
Member since 1992

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Angela Von Essen, MBA, CSBA

Candidate for Vice President

Angela Von Essen, MBA, CSBA
Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations
West Valley School District No. 208
Yakima, Washington, USA

Angela Von Essen has served as Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations for the West Valley School District in Yakima, Washington for the last nine years. Her 29 years of work experience also includes serving as the chief financial officer in three other districts in Washington state, as well as conducting audits for the Washington State Auditor’s Office.

Over the last several years, Angela earned a Master’s in Business Administration with the focus on management and strategy. Recently, Angela completed the Leadership Education Program providing her with superintendent’s credentials, and she will continue her studies through their doctorate program.

In addition to her work in West Valley School District, Angela is an adjunct professor at City University, preparing teachers seeking their principal credentials.


Vision Statement

Question 1: For many years, ASBO International has made an effort to increase its international presence through affiliations with school business organizations around the world. Although the efforts have been successful in Canada, they have generated minimal growth in international membership overall. How would you define a successful affiliation? What criteria would you propose that ASBO International require of an organization in order to affiliate with them?

Question 2: Why do you want to be an officer of ASBO International?

Question 3: If you are the successful candidate, you will have the opportunity to frame your presidency around a theme that is of personal importance to you. What theme has the most meaning to you and how would you rally the association and its members around that theme?