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Elections

National PTA elections are held at our annual convention.

Eight Board of Directors Member Representatives are elected each year, and either two or three members of the Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC) are elected each year based on a cycle defined in the National PTA Bylaws.

For more info, go to PTA.org/Governance. For a description of leadership responsibilities, please review the Governance Policy Manual.

To learn about our election process and bylaws and policies, read the National PTA Bylaws.

National PTA Board of Directors
National PTA Board of Directors

Slate of Candidates

The Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC) is proud to announce the 2020 Slate of Candidates.

2020 Slated Board Member Candidates (2020-2022 Term)

  • Shaton Berry (Michigan)
  • Jeffery Corbett (Oklahoma)
  • Frances Frost (Maryland)
  • Heather Gillette (Washington)
  • Matthew John Rodriguez (Illinois)
  • Tony Shivers (Virginia)
  • Alison Turner (Nevada)
  • Samantha Valentine (Georgia) 

2020 Slated NLRC Candidates (2020-2023 Term)

  • Dee Hensley-Maclean (Montana)
  • Nicole Lesnick (Ohio)

Candidates are selected based on their competencies as demonstrated in their Letter of Interest application, interview and reference feedback. The Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee developed Competencies and Criteria for slated candidates based on a needs assessment and leadership feedback.

Questions for NLRC? Email LeadershipRecruitment@pta.org or call (703) 518-1251.



Call for Self-Nominations

National PTA Bylaws allow members to self-nominate to run for office. Self-Nominations must be received by midnight Eastern Time on April 1, 2020 in order for a member to run for office at the 2020 National PTA Annual Convention. Self-nominees must fill out an online form, provide contact information, and acknowledge the time commitment necessary to hold National PTA office.

The submission period has concluded.

The following positions will be elected at the 2020 National PTA Convention and Expo: 

  • Member Representative, National PTA Board of Directors (8 positions open, 2-year term) *
  • Member, Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (2 positions open, 3-year term) ** 

* National PTA Bylaws do not allow two members from the same state to hold this position. Therefore, no PTA member from Alaska, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon or Utah is eligible to run for this position in 2020.

** National PTA Bylaws do not allow two members from the same state to hold this position. Therefore, no PTA member from California, Florida, New Mexico, New York or Oklahoma is eligible to run for this position in 2020.

For more info about elections and campaigning, contact the Elections Committee.