SUMMARY OF INFORMATION
ATTACHMENTS MUST INCLUDE:
- Completed application form. Click here for the application form.
- Letter of Nomination
- Curriculum vitae or resume of candidate
EMAIL ADDRESS AND SUBJECT LINE:
Chair, 2016 AATSP Nominating Committee
for 2016 Election
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NOMINATIONS: Friday, April 1, 2016 by 11:59pm Eastern Time
1. What are the open positions for the 2016 Election?
The following four positions are open for the 2016 elections:
High School (9-12) Representative
Community College Representative
Members are reminded that the Bylaws require
- A President-Elect must be elected annually. That person will serve for three years as
President-Elect in year one, President in year two, and Immediate Past
President in year three.
- At least one Board of Director member who is a
college/university faculty member must be elected annually. College/university candidates must be paired on the
ballot in order to ensure the election of one college/university candidate
- At least one Board of Director member who is a
secondary teacher (9-12) must be elected annually. 9-12 candidates must be paired on the ballot in order
to ensure the election of one 9-12 candidate each year.
- One Board of Director seat will rotate among a
representative from a community college, from K-8, and from Portuguese. In 2016, the position is earmarked for a Community College Representative.
Candidates for those rotating positions must be grouped on the ballot to
ensure that a community college, K-8 or Portuguese representative will be
elected every three years
2. Who can nominate candidates for election?
- Nominations may be submitted by the following persons
- an AATSP chapter
- an individual AATSP
member in good standing.
Self nominations are
appropriate provided that the individual is an AATSP member in good standing.
- Chapter Nominations
- Chapters are urged to
discuss possible nominations at their chapter meeting well in advance of the
deadline for nominations.
- Each chapter may
submit no more than two names of candidates for each elective office. These
candidates do not need to be members of the nominating chapter.
- It is imperative to nominate well-qualified candidates
at all levels of instruction in order to maintain highly competent
leadership in the Association.
3. How are nominations submitted?
- All nominations must be submitted in digital format and
contain the following:
- Letter of nomination
- Completed application
- Current curriculum
vitae (CV) or resume
- Click here
for the application form.
- All documents must be formatted in Microsoft Word.
- Send nomination materials as attachments to an email
- Send nomination materials to the Chair of the
2016 Nominating Committee
- Use the following subject line
for your email message:
SUBJECT LINE: Nomination for 2016 Election
4. What is the AATSP Policy regarding campaigning?
The following policy regarding campaigning for Board of Director positions was approved by the AATSP Executive Council/Board of Directors at its
meeting of April 13-14, 2007 and updated by the Executive Council/Board of Directors at its
meeting of February 1, 2010.
Publicity regarding candidates for AATSP elections will be
posted appropriately and solely by the AATSP Headquarters and its chapters.
Candidates for the Board of Directors agree to abide by this policy prior to
being placed on the AATSP ballot. The Board of Directors reserves the right to
remove candidates from the ballot when this policy is not followed.
5. What materials must a candidate provide for the
The following policy regarding candidate
information to be posted online was approved by the AATSP Executive Council/Board of Directors at
its meeting of February 1, 2010.
If selected to be a candidate for the
2016 election, all candidates for AATSP office must submit three items to the
AATSP office in order to appear on the ballot: a recent photo, a curriculum
vitae (CV) or resume, and a statement of candidacy. The three items are then
posted on the AATSP website along with the ballot and the instructions for
NOTE: Do not submit the following items with nominating
materials. The three items will be requested only if selected as a candidate.
We have included the requirements so potential candidates are aware of what
will be required.
The three items must adhere to the following
a. The candidate must submit a photograph that
meets the following requirements:
- jpeg format
- portrait (not
- head and shoulders
- recent (not more than
two years old)
2. CURRICULUM VITAE / RESUME
- The candidate should
submit a brief resume or curriculum vitae (CV) written as a paragraph
summarizing the candidate's professional qualifications.
- The paragraph summary
should contain no more than 250 words.
- The summary paragraph
must be sent in digital format.
- The candidate should
also provide the AATSP office with a complete CV in digital format or a
link to the candidate's complete CV/resume posted on another website. A link
will then be placed on the website at the end of the summary CV so that viewers
can access the complete CV.
3. STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY
All candidates should
provide the AATSP office with a Statement of Candidacy explaining why
they are running for office and what they hope to accomplish if elected.
The Statement of
candidacy should contain no more than 250 words.
The Statement should
be submitted in two formats:
A written Statement
of Candidacy in digital format
A video in
digitized format of the candidate reading aloud the Statement of Candidacy.
Specific guidelines for video format will follow upon candidate selection for
The candidates are
encouraged to attend the AATSP annual conference prior to the election where
they may appear at the annual Business Meeting and read their Statement. For
those candidates unable to attend the AATSP annual conference, they must submit
the video of them reading the Statement of Candidacy.
6. Who selects the slate of candidates for the
The Nominating Committee consists of the
out-going members of the Board of Directors plus at least one other national
member to be selected by those out-going members. As is customary, the
immediate past-president is appointed Chair of the Nominating Committee, and
this was done by the Board of Directors at its July 2015 meeting. The Past
President of the AATSP serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and
the Nominating Committee; the liaison serves ex-officio without vote.
The 2016 Nominating Committee consists of the
Elaine Davis, Liaison to the Nominating Committee; Ex-officio,
Non-voting; Retired from Madison High School; Chatham, NJ
Sharon Fechter, Chair; Montgomery
College; Rockville, MD
Laura N. Jacobson; Niles North
High School; Skokie, IL
Ada Ortúzar-Young; Drew
University; Madison, NJ
Soto-Fernández; John Jay College – CUNY; New
York City, NY
Crystal Vicente; WG Nunn Elementary
School; Valdosta, GA
The Nominating Committee will conduct its work
electronically (via email). The Chair of the Nominating Committee will forward
all nomination materials to the 2016 Nominating Committee shortly after the
deadline. Each Nominating Committee member will then write a brief evaluation
of each nominee's qualifications as outlined on the CV and letters of recommendation.
These evaluations are then sent to all members of the Committee for their
consideration. Each Committee member then lists all the candidates for each
position in rank order. Taking into consideration the rich diversity of our
membership and a balanced geographic representation, the two nominees with the
highest number of points in each of the slots become the candidates. The Chair
of the Nominating Committee then sends the names of each of the candidates to
the Executive Director of the Association who will prepare the ballot for
distribution to the membership.
Information for Nominating Committee Chair
Chair, 2016 AATSP
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20580