Program Committees

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Involvement in a committee entails the following:

  • Attend 2 in-person Executive Committee meetings annually (Professional Development Institute and Program of Work)
  • Participate in regularly scheduled Executive Committee conference calls
  • Participate fully in the implementation of the NAPE annual Program of Work by chairing or participating on a NAPE committee as nominated, appointed, or assigned by the president or president-elect
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the president or president-elect

Involvement as a committee chair entails the following:

  • Participate in regularly scheduled conference calls
  • Work on one project
  • Report committee activities and results at Professional Development Institute in spring
  • Meet at Professional Development Institute in spring
  • Identify volunteers from NAPE membership for committees
  • Lead committee in establishing goals for the year
  • Set up listserv, conference calls, or other means of communicating with members on a minimum of a quarterly basis
  • Work with committee members to meet goals

Public Policy & Advocacy

Chair: Kristi Enger (ID)
Members: LaVonne Erskine (NY), Connie Cordovilla (DC), Bill Hatch (NC), Lou Ann Hargrave (OK), Forough Ghahramani (NJ), Lauren Provost (NH)
Staff: Lisa Ransom, Director of Public Policy
Responsibilities:

  • Stay informed regarding federal legislative activity affecting equity in education and workforce development
  • Work with the Director of Public Policy to draft position papers
  • Work with the Director of Public Policy to respond to request for comments from federal agencies
  • Advocate for NAPE’s positions with a variety of constituents
  • Develop a communication process for alerting the field when action needs to be taken on specific national issue

Member Services

Chair: Bill Hatch (NC)
Members: Eva Scates-Winston (MN), Nancy Mitchell (CO), Francine Shuman (GA), Jeanette Thomas (IA), Jocelyn Riley (WI), Donna Dutcher (GA), Janet Smith (GA), Elizabeth Biddle (PA)
Staff: Mimi Lufkin, Chief Executive Officer
Responsibilities:

  • Update and develop marketing materials for NAPE
  • Provide leadership to the Executive Committee and Board Members to increase the number of state members
  • Develop affiliate member recruitment materials
  • Provide leadership to the Executive Committee and Board Members to assist with the recruitment of affiliate members
  • Develop and implement a marketing strategy for consulting and professional development services
  • Build an ROI campaign to recruit and retain members

Professional Development

Chair: Terri Boyer (NJ)
Members: LaVonne Erskine (NY), Dennis Harden (MO), Jeanette Thomas (IA), Donna Dutcher (GA), Janet Smith (GA), Francine Shuman (GA), Kristi Enger (ID), Donna Lange (NY), Karen Showers (WI), Lakshmi Mahadevan (TX), Tasha Kawamata Ryan (HI), Lauren Provost (NH)
Staff: Claudia Morrell, Chief Operating Officer
Responsibilities:

  • Identify potential professional development needs from the membership
  • Identify professional development opportunities and submit to be posted on the NAPE website
  • Develop and implement the agenda for the annual professional development institute
  • Conduct one additional professional development event for NAPE members using alternative technology (e.g. webcast, audioconference, on-line workshop)

Awards

Chair:  Donna Dutcher (GA)
Members: Lou Ann Hargrave (OK), Raelene Sanders (WA), Debra Huber (ND)
Staff:  Claudia Morrell, Chief Operating Officer
Responsibilities:

  • Review award and award criteria
  • Create and implement award application and selection process
  • Manage the awards program at the Professional Development Institute

Nominating (Executive Committee members only)

Chair: Francine Shuman (GA)
Member: Debra Huber (ND)
Staff: Mimi Lufkin, Chief Executive Officer
Responsibilities:

  • Select a slate of individuals to run for the open offices on the NAPE Executive Committee for the next year.
  • Assist the NAPE Education Foundation Board of Directors in the identification of potential board members.

Finance

Chair: Debra Huber (WI), Treasurer
Member: Penny Lauritzen (IL), Mary Wiberg (CA), Lynn Reha (IL)
Staff: Mimi Lufkin, Chief Executive Officer
Responsibilities:

  • Develop the annual budget for NAPE Executive Committee approval
  • Regularly review the financial reports of the organization
  • Prepare the Treasurer’s report for every NAPE Board Meeting
  • Review the annual audit and make recommendations to the Executive Committee

Bylaws

Chair: Nancy Mitchell (CO)
Member: Francine Shuman (GA), Bill Hatch (NC), Kristi Enger (ID)
Staff: Mimi Lufkin, Chief Executive Officer
Responsibilities:

  • Review bylaws annually
  • Seek changes from membership
  • Follow bylaw revision process as outlined in bylaws