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Volunteer for a Leadership Position with AACTE

If Not You, Then Who? Apply to Join an AACTE Committee

Have you considered volunteering for a leadership position in AACTE? Now is a great time to volunteer and lend your talent and expertise to one of AACTE’s programmatic advisory committees. Nominations are due by April 28.

Educator preparation is an essential element in revolutionizing education for all learners and advancing the profession. AACTE is at the center of efforts to ensure that all students receive the expert instruction and support they need and deserve. 

I wanted to seek out leadership opportunities within a national organization and AACTE seemed like a good fit for me. I have had experience with conferences and programming with other organizations and this committee seemed to fit my area of expertise and interest. — Tori Colson, Meetings and Professional Development Committee

AACTE is seeking volunteers to serve on the following programmatic advisory committees: 

  • Educator Diversity 
  • Global Diversity 
  • Government Relations and Advocacy 
  • Holmes Program 
  • Innovation and Technology 
  • Meetings and Professional Development 
  • Membership Development and Capacity Building 
  • Research and Dissemination 

I am heavily involved with educational legislation within my state and am interested in becoming more involved at the national level. These are platforms that can have a tremendous impact on the educational landscape and I want to be at the table to share in the conversations for these decisions. Desha Williams, Government Relations and Advocacy Committee


All faculty, staff, and administrators from member institutions are eligible to serve on a programmatic advisory committee. Members may not serve on more than one programmatic advisory committee at the same time. 

Self-nominations are accepted. The nominator and nominee must be from current AACTE member institutions.

I was motivated to volunteer for the Research & Dissemination Committee as a teacher educator who also conducts research on teacher preparation and development. I have attended AACTE for a number of years, and I am now at a point in my career where I am seeking to become more involved in a leadership role. This seemed to be a good match for my work and my interests at this time. Having attended my first Committee meeting at this past conference, I am excited for the opportunities to connect with like-minded peers, as well as to learn more about JTE. Anne Cash, Research and Dissemination Committee

Timing and Commitment 

Committee appointments will be approved by the AACTE Board of Directors in early fall. Those appointed will serve a three-year term beginning March 1, 2024. Committees typically meet once in person during the AACTE Annual Meeting and virtually during the remainder of the year.  

The call for nominations closes April 28, 2023. 

Click here to start an application for a standing committee. 

For more information, contact me at jblanscet@aacte.org 

As a committee member you’ll want to carve out some time to be active in your committee’s meetings and any other work you may need to do.  That being said, my experience on AACTE committees is that while there are some meetings to attend and occasionally a few individual assignments, you’ll easily be able to manage committee membership with your day job!  Committees typically hold one of their meetings at the AACTE Annual Meeting so that would another reason to attend. Sara Skretta, Membership

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