Elections - National Council of Teachers of English

Submit a Petition to Add Candidates to the Ballot

The NCTE Constitution states that additional names for trustees of the NCTE Research Foundation, representatives-at-large, members of the next NCTE Nominating Committee, and Section Steering and Nominating Committee members may be added to the ballot by a petition signed by 50 members of the Council, provided that the petition reaches the NCTE Executive Director no later than January 10, 2024.

The petition must be accompanied by the written consent of the person nominated. The person nominated must be a member of the Council. In the case of the representatives-at-large, the person nominated must be a classroom teacher from the appropriate level. Nominees for Section Steering Committees must be voting members of the Section in question. Those submitting signatures for Section offices must be members of the Section in question. A separate petition shall be required for each nomination by petition.

Send petitions by January 10, 2024, to NCTE Executive Director.

 


 

Congratulations to the incoming 2023 elected officials!

Elementary Representative-at-Large

Kara Hinderlie Stroman, Elementary Representative-at-Large Elect

Kara Hinderlie Stroman, Irvington Elementary School, OR

 

 

 

 

Middle Representative-at-Large 

Tiana Silvas, Middle Representative-at-Large Elect Tiana Silvas, Sixth-Grade English Language Arts Teacher, East Side Community, NY

 

 

 

 

Trustees of the Research Foundation 

Ayanna F. Brown

Ayanna F. Brown, Erikson Institute

 

 

 

 

Sandra Lucia Osorio, Erikson Institute

 

 

 

 

Timothy J. San Pedro, Ohio State University 

 

 

 

 

NCTE Nominating Committee 

Chair: Henry “Cody” Miller, SUNY Brockport

 

 

Renata Love Jones, Georgia State University

 

 

Haeny Yoon, Columbia University

 

 

Keisha Smith-Carrington, Princeton Public Schools, NJ

 

 

Hui-Ling Malone, University of California, Santa Barbara 

 

 

 

Steering Committee 

Islah Tauheed, Teacher, Bronx, NY 

 

 

Jennipher Frazier, Elementary Literacy Coach and Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina

 

 

Nominating Committee 

Chair: Idalia Nuñez, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

 

 

Hiawatha Smith, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

 

 

Natasha Thornton, Educational Consultant and Adjunct Instructor

 

 

 

Steering Committee 

Eva Goins, Northwest Independent School District, TX 

 

 

Tanisca M. Wilson, ELA Teacher, Louisiana 

 

 

Nominating Committee 

Chair: Michelle Yang-Kaczmarek, Literacy Coordinator; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Teacher Leader (K–12), Dobbs Ferry, NY

 

 

Donna Yvette Herrera, Teacher, Mercedes ISD, Mercedes, Texas 

 

 

Kristie B. Williams, Birmingham City Schools 

 

 

 

Steering Committee 

Mónica Baldonado-Ruiz, San Diego State University

 

 

Joel Garza, Greenhill School, Addison, TX  

 

 

Nominating Committee 

Chair: Sawsan Jaber, High School English Teacher, East Leyden, IL 

 

 

Melissa Alter Smith, High School English Teacher 

 

 

Barrett Rosser, Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennslyvania 

 

 

Steering Committee 

Raven L. Jones, Michigan State University 

 

 

William P. Banks, East Carolina University 

 

 

Vivett Dukes, State University of New York at Stony Brook 

 

 

Nominating Committee 

Chair: Tashema Spence-Davis, New York City Department of Education 

 

 

Chea Parton, Purdue University 

 

 

Melinda J. McBee Orzulak, Bradley University 

 

 

 

Executive Committee 

Anthony Celaya, Western Washington University 

 

 

David E. Low, California State University-Fresno 

 

 

Grace D. Player, University of Connecticut 

 

 

Nominating Committee 

Chair: Lakisha Odlum, State University of New York at New Paltz 

 

 

 Lakeya Omogun, University of Washington 

 

 

Jennifer M. Higgs, University of California, Davis 

 

 

Kisha Porcher, University of Delaware 

 

 

Lucía Cárdenas Curiel, Michigan State University 

 

 

 

TYCA Associate Chair 

Charissa Che, Queensborough Community College 

 

 

TYCA Secretary 

Bethany E. Sweeney, Des Moines Area Community College

 

 

 

Executive Board 

Kathryn Mitchell Pierce, Saint Louis University 

 

 

Dorothy Suskind, Longwood University