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Nominating and Leadership Development Committee

Call for Letters of Interest

National PTA is seeking candidates to stand for election in June 2016 for the following national leadership positions:

  • Eight (8) member representatives for the National PTA Board of Directors (2016-2018 term)
  • Three (3) members for the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (2016-2019 term)

National PTA may also need individuals who are interested in serving on national committees. National committee members serve two-year terms (currently 2015-17). 

Completed Letter of Interest Documents must be emailed to the National PTA office at Emailed materials must be time-stamped on or before 11:59 p.m. (in your time zone), Thursday, October 1. Faxes will not be accepted.

For more info about the application completion process, join us on Wed., Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. EDT for a webinar.

The attachments are available in Microsoft Word and PDF and will include:

  • Letter of Interest form
  • Resume template
  • Professional/Personal References form
  • Signature of Agreement and Submission form
  • Checklist of Required Documents
  • Provisions for Service in the National PTA Governance Structure
  • National PTA Leadership Responsibilities (position descriptions)


Email or call (703)518-1251.

What is the NLDC

The Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC) is an elected committee of seven members who are charged with screening and evaluating individuals and nominating candidates for such National PTA leadership positions as president-elect, secretary-treasurer, member representatives to the Board of Directors and the NLDC committee.

How Does the NLDC Find Candidates?

The NLDC is open to receiving applications from interested candidates and welcomes recommendations from PTA’s membership. As part of its role, members of the NLDC attend conferences, trainings and meetings at the national and state levels to take suggestions and observe PTA members in action.

Who Serves on the NLDC?

The elected members of the NLDC represent a diverse cross-section of PTA, including geographic representation. Each member serves a term of three years and is unable to serve in any other position within the National PTA governance structure during said term. 

Where Can Interested Candidates Serve? 

There are numerous positions within the National PTA governance structure that can be in sync with a candidate’s interest. Candidates may express interest in officer positions, the board of directors and the following committees:  

Standing Committees

  • Bylaws and Policy
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach*
  • Field Service
  • Finance
  • Historical Preservation
  • Legislation
  • Membership
  • Nominating and Leadership Development (NLDC)
  • Resolutions
  • Resource Development
  • Youth Involvement

Special Committees

  • Board Policy
  • Convention Elections
  • Convention General Arrangements
  • Health and Safety
  • Programs* (Reflections)
  • Strategic Planning





*Per bylaws, all members must be on the National PTA Board of Directors.

2015-2017 NLDC Committee

  • Anne Carson (VA), Chair
  • Darlene Willis (CA), Vice-chair
  • Shaton Berry (MI)
  • Vito Borrello (NY)
  • Barb Bungard (OH)
  • Mary Kenfield (WA)
  • Bill Potts-Datema (GA

How to Express Interest

Submit your contact information to be added to the NLDC's database. You can also download the Interest Brochure and mail your contact information and areas of interest to National PTA headquarters: 1250 North Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314NOTE: The Interest Form is not the Letter of Intent. To officially apply for NPTA governance positions, please refer to Request for Letters of Intent section above.