Nominations & Elections 

Are you looking for ways to make a difference professionally? Then become involved in the CATESOL Board of Directors! It is never too soon to consider joining the CATESOL Board of Directors, and it's easier than you think!

Are you looking for ways to make a difference professionally?
Then become involved in the CATESOL Board of Directors! Being involved gives you professional development experience that:
  • Helps shape the future of CATESOL.
  • Helps you develop leadership skills.
  • Provides valuable networking opportunities with ESL professionals.
  • Enhances your resume.
  • Informs you of and involves you in sociopolitical issues relevant to ESL and education.
  • Gives you the most current perspectives on ELs and teaching at all levels of the educational system.

If you are passionate about your work and students and want to help shape the future of CATESOL, you should submit an expression of interest form or encourage a colleague to apply for a position on the CATESOL Board of Directors!

Simply follow this link to apply. The following positions are open every year: President-Elect, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Level Chairs (one for each level—Elementary, Secondary, Adult, Community College, College/University, IEP, Nevada). Applications are also needed for Assistant Nevada Representative and Assistant Treasurer. Application deadline for all positions is 11:59 p.m. Aug. 21.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact the Nominating Committee Chair Kimberley Briesch Sumner at catesolkim@gmail.com. 

CATESOL Board of Directors Positions
Brief Job Descriptions

President-Elect

  • Serves as an officer on the CATESOL Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for three years, the first as President-Elect, the second as President, and the third as Past-President
  • Attends four to five Board meetings annually, two of which are at the State Conference
  • Attends Executive Committee meetings (as scheduled by the President)
  • The first year, as President-Elect, assists the President
  • The second year, as President, chairs the Board of Directors’ meetings, sets meeting agendas and the general direction of CATESOL for the year, oversees the organization’s activities
  • The third year, as Past-President, serves as liaison with other organizations
  • Must be a member of CATESOL and have previous Board experience

Assistant Secretary

  • Serves as an officer for two years, the first as Assistant Secretary and the second as Secretary
  • Attends four to five Board meetings annually, two of which are at the State Conference
  • As Assistant Secretary, supports the secretary in recording and distributing Board meeting minutes
  • As Secretary, records and distributes the minutes of all meetings, including those of the Executive Committee, using a laptop provided by the Board; manages communication among Board members, including meeting agendas, reports, and Board membership list; serves on the Executive Committee
  • As Secretary, attends Executive Committee meetings (as scheduled by the President).
  • Must be a member of CATESOL.

Assistant Treasurer

  • Serves as an officer for four years, the first as Assistant Treasurer and the second, third, and fourth as Treasurer.
  • Attends four to five Board meetings annually, two of which are at the annual State Conference.
  • As Assistant Treasurer, supports the Treasurer and trains to perform the Treasurer’s duties.
  • As Treasurer, prepares a yearly budget, pays bills and reimbursements, makes deposits, maintains books, works with accountants on taxes, presents financial reports to the Board at each Board meeting, and performs other related duties.
  • As Treasurer, attends Executive Committee meetings (as scheduled by the President).
  • Must be a member of CATESOL.

Assistant Level Chair

(One for each level: Elementary, Secondary, Adult, Community College, College/University, IEP)

  • Serves as an officer for two years, the first as Assistant Level Chair and the second as Level Chair
  • Attends four to five Board meetings annually, two of which are at the annual State Conference
  • As Assistant Level Chair, assists the Chair in planning regional and state conference activities
  • As Level Chair, coordinates level activities, plans level sessions at the annual State Conference and keeps organization informed of sociopolitical concerns of the level
  • As Level Chair, submits level reports to the CATESOL News.
  • For 2008, Assistant Level Chairs must come from the northern part of the state and alternate north and south after that.
  • Must be a member of CATESOL.

Assistant Nevada Representative

  • Serves as an officer for two years, the first as Assistant Nevada Representative and the second as Nevada Representative
  • Attends four to five Board meetings annually, two of which are at the annual State Conference
  • As Assistant Nevada Rep, assists the Nevada Rep in planning regional and state conference activities
  • As Nevada Representative, coordinates activities, plans sessions at the annual State Conference and keeps organization informed of sociopolitical concerns related to Nevada
  • As Nevada Representative, submits reports on Nevada issues to the CATESOL News.
  • For 2008, the Assistant Nevada Representative must come from the northern part of Nevada and alternate north and south after that.
  • Must be a member of CATESOL.