2023 Election Candidates
The 2023 NAAD Election has open positions for President-Elect (Vice President), Treasurer, and one Board Member position. Candidates are listed below in alphabetical order by position.
President Elect (Vice-President)
Board Member 4
Leigh Bennett currently serves as the Assessment Supervisor for Loudoun County Public Schools, the third largest school division in Virginia. She has held the position for 10 years, also serving as the Assessment Specialist for 4 years. Leigh oversees assessment administration to over 82,000 students at 98 different educational facilities. Prior to her work in assessment, Leigh supported students with a disability through private and non-profit companies for 10 years, providing counseling, case management, special education, and vocational training services.
Leigh has served as a former Board member for the National Association of Assessment Directors and is a current member of the National Association of Testing Professionals. She received an Award of Excellence from the Virginia Association of Test Directors for her work with the Virginia Grade Level Alternative Assessment and was asked to serve on a state advisory panel regarding the roll out of the revised Virginia Alternate Assessment Program.
Leigh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from George Mason University, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Marymount University, and has continuing, graduate coursework from George Mason and Shenandoah Universities.
Scott Guerry Taylor has worked in education for 23 years and is currently the Coordinator for Assessment and Accountability for Lexington School District One in Lexington, South Carolina. Scott’s experience includes time serving as a high school assistant principal in two schools, Math teacher at both the middle and high school levels, and various coaching positions at the high school and college levels. Scott received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Psychology from Coker College and holds a Masters degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina.