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Election Candidates Announced for 2017

NCTE Elections

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For Vice President (one to be elected; term to expire 2018): Howard Tinberg, Bristol Community College, Fall River, Massachusetts; Leah Zuidema, Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa.

For Elementary Representative-at-Large (one to be elected; term to expire 2020): Jessica Martell, Central Park 2, New York, New York; Cathy Whitehead, West Chester Elementary School, Henderson, Tennessee.

For Middle Level Representative-at-Large (one to be elected; term to expire 2020): Aurelia Davila de Silva, SAWP Community Center, San Antonio, Texas; Anisa Lucas, Chestnut Log Middle School, Georgia.

For Trustees of the Research Foundation (two to be elected; term to expire 2020): Isabel Baca, University of Texas at El Paso; William P. Banks, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina; Alicia Boardman, SUNY Old Westbury, New York; sj Miller, New York University, New York.

For the NCTE Nominating Committee (one to be elected from each group; term to expire 2018):

Group A (from the Secondary Section): Limarys Caraballo, Queens College, New York, New York; Tom Liam Lynch, Pace University, New York, New York; Kristen Hawley Turner, Fordham University, New York.

Group B (from the College Section): Steven T. BIckmore, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Laura Gonzales, University of Texas at El Paso; Sonja Lanehart, University of Texas at San Antonio.

Group C (from the Middle Section): Michelle Best, Austintown Local Schools, Ohio; Aram Kabodian, MacDonald Middle School, East Lansing, Michigan; Gretchen Rumohr-Voskuil, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Group D (from the Elementary Section): Nicole Burks, Columbia Public Schools, Missouri; Thomas P. Crumpler, Illinois State University, Normal; Sara Pommarane, Indian Paintbrush Elementary School, Laramie, Wyoming.

Group E (from the Middle Section): Dana Jacobson, Clay-Chalkville High School, Pinson, Alabama; Nicole Olcese Damico, University of Central Florida, Orlando; Tonya B. Perry, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Elections will close at 11:59 p.m. Central Time, Thursday, June 1, 2017. Results of the elections will be posted mid-June.


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