Responsibilities & Activities
The Elementary Section Steering Committee is responsible for the governance of NCTE's Elementary Section and guides the affairs of the Section. All Steering Committee members serve four-year terms. The Chair of the Elementary Section Steering Committee is automatically a voting member of the NCTE Executive Committee.
Time Commitment: Steering Committee members typically meet at the NCTE Annual Convention for a full day on Thursday and for a half-day on Sunday afternoon. No other face-to-face meetings are regularly scheduled, but special purpose or project meetings are possible. Occasional work via e-mail, listserver, or telephone conference call will be required through the course of the year, but ordinarily this will not exceed two hours a month. More extensive online working time will be required during the convention program review period in mid to late January.
For complete information on the duties of Elementary Section Steering Committee members, please click here.
List of Current Elementary Section Steering Committee Members
NOTE: See the NCTE Policy on Multiple Roles of Council Leaders for information on potential conflicts of running for this office if a candidate holds another major Council office.
Note to potential candidates: The initial deadline for receipt of written confirmation agreeing to be a candidate and return of biographical statement and photo is January 10 of each year. If confirmation is received by this date candidate names will be included in the announcement to the NCTE membership in the March Language Arts and on the NCTE Web site. If confirmation has not been received by this date, the position will be publicly listed as "to be announced."
January 31 is the final deadline for submission of the final slate for the ballot. All candidates must have submitted written confirmation by this date.
Candidates agree not to campaign during the election process.