The NSBA Council of School Attorneys is pleased to announce the 2024-2025 COSA Steering Committee Slate:


Chair, Haley Percell, Chief Legal Officer and Interim Deputy Executive Director, Oregon School Boards Association, Salem, OR

Chair-elect, Kenneth Walker, General Counsel, Austin Independent School District, Austin, TX

Secretary, Brad Banasik, Legal Counsel, Director of Labor Relations/Policy, Michigan Association of School Boards, Lansing, MI

Immediate Past Chair, Marc Terry, Partner, Mirick O’Connell, Westborough, MA

Member at large, Aleks O. Rushing, Partner, Husch Blackwell, St. Louis, MO

Member at large, Greg Goheen, Partner, MVP Law, Kansas City, KS

Member at large, Leigh Dalton, Partner, Stock & Leader, York, PA


NSBA/COSA thanks the members of the nominating committee: Past Chair David Rubin, Past Chair Pilar Sokol, and Chair Marc Terry for their service.


NSBA policy provides that the names of the candidates be published to COSA membership at least thirty days before the election. Nominations from the membership for Steering Committee member positions outside of the annual nominating committee process must be submitted in writing over the signatures of ten members and be delivered to the Chair and NSBA no less than 15 days prior to the election. The election will take place at the COSA business meeting Saturday morning April 6 from 10:50 – 11:05 a.m. at the COSA Spring School Law Seminar in New Orleans, LA. A full schedule of seminar events is available here.

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