Andrea Messina has been the Executive Director of the Florida School Boards Association since 2015. As Executive Director, she leads all aspects of the statewide professional organization for Florida’s elected School Board members.
Previously, Andrea served as FSBA’s Director of Board Development, a post she held for 2 ½ years. In this role, Andrea was the go-to person in Florida on the issue of School Board and Superintendent Relations, providing coaching and leadership support to district governance teams and their members.
Andrea’s experience includes teaching high school English for eight years and being elected to the Charlotte County School Board for three terms where she served as chair four times. During Andrea’s tenure on the Charlotte County School Board, the district received nine straight “High Performing School District” designations by FLDOE.
While a Charlotte County School Board Member, Andrea was three times a Gubernatorial appointee to the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (serving as chair 2008-2009).
Additionally, Andrea has testified before committees in the Florida Legislature and the US Congress, served as a Keynote Speaker for numerous civic, state-wide, and national organization meetings and conferences, and authored various education articles on local school district issues, community involvement, School Board governance, and School Board/Superintendent relations.Back