Tribble has been a member for 21 years. She said the organization is open to classified employees of school districts and has more than 6,000 members nationwide. She said it is especially helpful to many of these employees’ professional development because “not every district is as good about including classified employees as Trigg County.”
Tribble said she was on the NAEOP’s executive board for one term before being nominated for president, and is in her second year as the secretary/treasurer. She was also the Southeast Regional Director. The Southeast region includes Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky.
Tribble said that people in NAEOP who were interested in running for president fill out a form of their qualifications and must prove that they can speak well in front of crowds, among other things. She said the nominating committee usually narrows the lists of nominees down to two or three people for the members to vote on.
Tribble said she was informed that she had won back in December and was officially installed as president-elect at the NAEOP annual conference in July. She will become president at the next national conference in July 2008. Some of her duties will include keeping the NAEOP handbook and scholarship forms up-to-date, as well as arranging to provide field service funds to school districts that make a good faith effort to pay for professional development sessions, but can’t quite cover it all, she said.
Learn more about Tribble's new position in The Cadiz Record.