NASSP today announced the appointment of longtime strategic education leader Jonathan Mathis as its director of National Honor Societies. With 15 years of experience in secondary and higher education administration, Mathis will bring a broad range of expertise to NASSP’s Student Programs department.
Mathis comes from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), where he served as the director of education and training. Under his leadership, NACAC saw a sharp increase in membership thanks to his efforts on developing pilot initiatives and strengthening key partnerships. Mathis was previously the regional director at Partnerships to Uplift Communities (a public charter school network in Los Angeles, CA), adjunct assistant professor at the University of Southern California, and project director of a Children’s Defense Fund project at Maya Angelou Public Charter School.
In his new position, Mathis will oversee the programming for NASSP’s Honor Society programs, including National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, and National Elementary Honor Society.
“Jonathan’s diverse experience in education leadership will allow him to dive in and continue to build upon the tradition of excellence of the Honor Societies,” said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. “We are excited to see how these student programs will flourish under his leadership.”
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and school leaders from across the United States and 35 countries around the world. The association connects and engages school leaders through advocacy, research, education, and student programs. NASSP advocates on behalf of all school leaders to ensure the success of each student and strengthens school leadership practices through the design and delivery of high-quality professional learning experiences. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils.