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National PTA Leadership Positions

National PTA holds elections for Officer, Board of Directors and Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC) positions. Interested candidates who wish to be elected to serve in a national capacity must submit their letter of interest during the LOI open season in the fall of each year. The call for leaders for the National PTA Board of Directors is now closed. If you would like to be notified of upcoming deadlines for leadership positions, join our email list.



Standing Committees

(Appointed by the PTA president)

  • Legislation Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Governance Committee*
  • Finance Committee*
  • Executive Director Review Committee*
  • Strategic Vision Committee*
  • Field Service Committee

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

Special Committees

(Appointed by the PTA president)

  • Elections Committee
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach Committee
    • Engaging Families Subcommittee
    • Special Education Subcommittee
    • LGBTQ+ Subcommittee
    • Latino Outreach Subcommittee
  • Volunteer Development Committee
  • Convention Committee
  • Programs Committee
  • Healthy Lifestyles Committee
  • Youth Engagement Committee
  • Endowment Committee
  • Resolutions Committee



Elections

NLRC Announces 2023 Slate of Candidates

The Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC) is proud to announce the 2023 Slate of Candidates.

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. For a description of our election process, review both the Governance Policy Manual and our National PTA Bylaws.

2023 Slated Officer Candidates (2023-2026 Term)

  • Bill Potts-Datema (MO) - President-Elect
  • Shaton Berry (MI) - Secretary-Treasurer
  • Rose Acerra (NJ) - VP of Advocacy
  • Charles Scott (TN) - VP of Membership

2023 Slated Elected At-Large Board of Directors Candidates (2023-2026 Term)

  • Fidelia Sturdivant (NJ)
  • Sergio Chavez (AZ)
  • Angi Gonzales Carver (NM)
  • Rachel Burke (IN)
  • Stephen Rudy (ID)
  • Dana Platin (NY)

2023 Slated NLRC Candidates (2023-2026 Term)

  • Kim Henderson (TN)
  • Erik Champy (MA)

The National PTA Bylaws allow individuals to self-nominate for these positions. Consistent with the Elections Policy, as outlined in the Governance Policy Manual, individuals wishing to self-nominate must have been considered by the NLRC through the Letter of Interest. Information for the self-nomination process has been provided to individuals having met requisites outlined in the Elections Policy. The election will be held during the 2023 National PTA Annual Convention, June 15-24.





New Election Policy

The National PTA Board of Directors adopted new Election Policy Sept. 30, 2020. An immediate implication of this policy change is that all candidates who wish to be elected to serve in a national capacity must submit their letter of interest during the LOI open season in the fall of each year.

All candidates will be vetted by the NLRC that will then determine a slate of candidates as in previous years. Those who are not selected may then elect to run from the floor as self-nominated candidates and may declare that interest as they might have done in previous years.

No one can nominate themselves if they have not already placed their name in consideration with the NLRC as that is now a prerequisite for self-nomination.



Questions


Email LeadershipRecruitment@pta.org or call (703) 518-1251.