Important Information Regarding the 2020 Election


NCTE, ELATE, TYCA, and Section election ballots will be sent by email to current members in April. If NCTE does not have an email for you on file and you would like to receive a ballot by email, please visit “My Account” and add it to your membership record. (You may also use “My Account” to change your email address and update your member profile.) You can contact our NCTE Customer Service Department (877-369-6283) and speak with one of our representatives to update this information as well.

Elections will close at 11:59 p.m. Central Time, Monday, June 1, 2020. Results will be posted mid-June.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Linda Walters-Moore at NCTE Headquarters.





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Meet an NCTE Leader
Leah Zuidema, NCTE President

Leah serves as associate provost, dean for curriculum & instruction, and professor of English at Dordt College, Iowa. She began her passion for the profession as a high school English teacher and has dedicated her career to the field as an instructor of composition, technical writing, literature, and English teacher education. Zuidema’s commitment to the Council is evident in her many roles, including those with the CEE Executive Committee, CEE Leadership & Policy Summit, and CCCC Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication Committee. She has served in leadership roles for NCTE affiliates in Iowa and Michigan. Zuidema is passionate about supporting teachers as writers and is cofounder of and was a coeditor for the peer-reviewed blog: Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care. She has also written for several journals and recently coauthored Coaching Teacher-Writers: Practical Steps to Nurture Professional Writing.