Members are elected to the NCTE Executive Committee each spring, for terms ranging from two to four years. The job of the executive committee is to:
- establish priorities and direction for the Council,
- to make policy,
- to provide administrative oversight,
- and to model leadership practices that are consistent with our mission and values.
NCTE President Keith Gilyard Gives an Update on NCTE's Key Decisions on Policy Issues
"To work in the best interests of teachers and, more important, students, measures of teacher effectiveness must take into account the many factors involved in literacy learning. Good systems for supporting sound teaching and learning surely will make a difference in student achievement. But systems anchored in standardized tests are not the solution."
-- Keith Gilyard, February 28, 2012 (Complete Text)
NCTE President Keith Gilyard Talks about NCTE and Common Core Standards
"What [NCTE has] done is to focus on what we are best equipped to do: support teachers in their work environments and make reasonable arguments about education to the stakeholders who are willing to listen to us in good faith. "
-- Keith Gilyard, February 9, 2012 (Complete Text)
The NCTE Executive Committee meets five times annually.
As described in the NCTE Constitution and By-laws, the Executive Committee shares public policy making responsibility with the NCTE Board of Directors (BOD), a group consisting of affiliate leaders, journal editors, and conference and commission leaders from NCTE's many constituencies. The NCTE BOD meets at the NCTE Annual Convention.
Annual Reports is a central document of record for NCTE activities for the year and includes written reports submitted by officers, editors, and leaders of NCTE's many active subgroups. To read their reports, click here.