The South Burlington School District's Director of Student Activities Mike Jabour has recently been recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) as a Certified Athletic Administrator. Jabour, a 2005 graduate of SBHS has been in his current role for two years and said that achieving this certification was "a personal goal."
According to a press release from NIAA, "To earn this distinction, Michael demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate's educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination. Michael is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism."
Jabour noted that to become a Certified Athletic Adminstrator, he needed to show two or more years of experience as an atheltic administrator, be employed by (or retired from) a school, a school district, or state high school athlete/activities association in such capacity that the administration of interscholastic athletics is (or was) among job responsibilities. Jabour completed courses through the Leadership Training Institute and ultimately was successful when the time came to sit for the CAA exam.
"The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 10,000 individual members. It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum."