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About the NIAAA
About the NIAAA
Our Mission

The NIAAA preserves, enhances and promotes educational-based athletics through the professional development of interscholastic athletic administrators.

Our Purpose

As a recognized accredited educational institution committed to leadership programs, resources, and service opportunities, the association supports the athletic administrator's effort in providing quality athletic participation opportunities for students.

Why the NIAAA?

Athletic Administrators consistently contribute the longest days among staff members in our nation’s school districts. The second workday begins when the regular school day ends, and what has been planned, organized and implemented by the athletic administrator goes into action. Whether an athletic administrator, assistant principal in charge of athletics, director of athletics, coordinator, activity/athletic director, liaison or supervisor; there is a delicate balance among profession, personal time, and family, as the ‘AD’ provides student participation opportunities within education-based athletic programs.

How does being a part of a professional association fit a busy lifestyle? What does this professional organization provide that will assist in adding order to a hectic personal schedule? How can individuals with a heart for helping others succeed, be assured they are affiliated with a likeminded group? Why the NIAAA?

As we lead, each day in school communities helping build tomorrow’s future, each of us understands and relies on such qualities as integrity, credibility and competence as we share the same mission. These practical, yet personal strengths are ones that assist in determining in what areas we will rely on, share experiences, and devote time and energy.

The NIAAA champions the profession of administering athletic programs in our nation’s high schools and middle schools. No other body values, promotes, preserves, supports and stands ready to uplift the cause of the athletic administrator, as does the NIAAA. Providing education, leadership and service platforms allows the NIAAA to best help colleagues network, choose from resources, draw from practices and give back to your profession while advancing in one’s career.

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Board of Directors

Tampa, Florida
Fort Worth, Texas
President Elect
Fargo, North Dakota
Past President
Springfield, Missouri
Belmont, Massachusetts
Section 1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Section 2
Kenner, Louisiana
Section 3
Mahomet, Illinois
Section 4
Plymouth, Minnesota
Section 5
Denver, Colorado
Section 6
Honolulu, Hawaii
Section 7
Wright, Wyoming
Section 8
Stafford Springs, Connecticut
At-Large A
Lee's Summit, Missouri
At-Large B
Park City, Utah
At-Large B
Monroe, Wisconsin
NEDC Liaison
Dr. Mike Blackburn, CMAA
Executive Director
Patty Conrad
Administrator of Organizational Affairs
Justin Chapman
Nellie Crocker
Membership & Communications Manager
Sherrice DuBose
Marketing & Development Manager
Alex Ferguson
Administrative Assistant
Phil Rison, CMAA
Associate Executive Director
Cheryl VanParis
Certification & Leadership Training Institute Manager

Why the NIAAA?

Why do 12,000+ athletic directors all over the world join our community of members? Learn more about how the NIAAA can benefit you here.

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Our Endowment Fund allows us to provide scholarships to student athletes and host educational outreach programs all over the country.