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