Current Elections and Nominations for 2021


Help shape the future of NCTE by nominating yourself or a colleague for an office in NCTE, NCTE Sections, ELATE, or TYCA. The 2020-21 Nominating Committees are now accepting nominations for the 2021 elections.

Call for Nominations for NCTE Offices

Call for Nominations for NCTE Sections, ELATE, and TYCA Offices

Deadline for submitting nominations is November 1, 2020.


Below is a listing of the available positions open for election. For information on the responsibilities and activities involved in the positions go to “Job Descriptions.”


Vice President (from the College Section)

Elementary Representative-at-Large (classroom teacher, grades PreK-5)

Middle Level Representative-at-Large (classroom teacher, grades 5-9)

Trustee of the Research Foundation

2021-22 NCTE Nominating Committee

Elementary Section

Elementary Section Steering Committee

2021-22 Elementary Section Nominating Committee

Middle Level Section

Middle Level Section Steering Committee

2021-22 Middle Level Section Nominating Committee

Secondary Section

2021-22 Secondary Section Nominating Committee

College Section

College Section Steering Committee

2021-22 College Section Nominating Committee

ELATE (English Language Arts Teacher Educators)

ELATE Executive Committee

2021-22 ELATE Nominating Committee

TYCA (Two-Year College English Association)

TYCA Associate Chair


QUESTIONS: If you have any questions about the nomination process or need further information, please contact Linda Walters-Moore at NCTE Headquarters.


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 ELATE Executive Committee, ELATE 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.