Alternative Education

TAEA Annual Election

Pursuant to the Articles of Incorporation and Governing By-Laws of the Tennessee Alternative Education Association (TAEA), the Election Committee is charged with accepting candidate applications for Director-At-Large positions.  Director-At-Large positions serve on the Executive Board and help guide and direct the work of the non-profit educational entity.  To become a candidate for office, the applicant MUST submit all required qualifying materials NO LATER THAN JUNE 20, 2016 and meet the minimum qualifications.  Director At-Large positions are filled via an election during the Annual Conference and Meeting of the Membership utilizing the ballot method.  Elections are conducted as outlined in the Election Charter.  To review the Election Charter simply click HERE.  To complete the qualifying paperwork to run for a Director-At-Large position simply click HERE.


Vacant Director At-Large Positions: 

During the 2016 Annual Conference and Meeting of the Membership, the following vacant Director-At-Large positions will be filled consistent with the Election Charter:

Position:

Term of Office:

Election Cycle:

Director-At-Large, East

2 years

(Even Year)

Director-At-Large, Middle

2 years

(Even Year)

Director-At-Large, Middle

2 years

(Even Year)

     

 

 

 

The three (3) geographical regions noted above (EAST, MIDDLE, WEST) for the Director-At-Large positions are defined as follows:

  1. EAST:  Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Grainger, Greene, Hamilton, Hamblen, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, and Washington

  2. MIDDLE:   Bedford,  Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Davidson, Dekalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Sequachie, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, VanBuren, Warren, Wayne, White, Williamson, and Wilson.

  3. WEST:  Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, McNairy, Madison, Obion, Shelby, Tipton, and Weakley.


Minimum Qualifications for Director-At-Large Candidates:

To be eligible to run for Director-At-Large, the candidate must qualify for the position based upon meeting, at minimum, one (1) or more of the following qualify requirements:

  1. Three (3) years of experience in a program, school, school district or similar organization, including a state education agency, foundation, or education laboratory that provides or supports alternative education.  The noted experience satisfies the minimum qualifications for the Director-At-Large position.

AND/OR

  1. One (1) year of experience in alternative education, as described above, is required and two (2) years of experience on the Board of Directors of a not-for-profit education organization.  The noted experience satisfies the minimum qualifications for the Director-At-Large position.

AND/OR

  1. One (1) year of experience in alternative education, as described above, is required and two (2) years of experience as university faculty or author of authoritative research, analytic essays, or policy analysis on alternative education.  The noted experience satisfies the minimum qualifications for the Director-At-Large position.

The candidate for office must also affirm meeting the minimum qualifications for a Director-At-Large position when submitting the qualifying materials for candidates.  


Qualifying Materials for Candidates:

To be eligible to run for a Director-At-Large position, the candidate MUST submit ALL qualifying materials via the website at least (7) days in advance of the Annual Conference and Meeting of the Membership (June 27, 2016).  All items submitted by candidates will be made available (without edit) to the membership via www.the-taea.org.  Qualifying materials will include, but not limited to, the following:

  1. The Director-At-Large position the candidate wants to run for,

  2. The candidate's full name, job title, affiliation, preferred mailing address, phone number, email, date of TAEA membership, and dates of conferences attended,

  3. Statement of interest (no more than 250 words),

  4. Knowledge and skills (no more than 250 words),

  5. A concise biography (no more than 250 words), and

  6. Affirmation that the candidate meets the minimum qualifications.

Candidates that do not submit the required qualifying materials and/or do not meet the minimum qualifications will be disqualified as a candidate for office/election.  To submit the qualifying paperwork to run for a Director-At-Large Position simply click HERE.


 

 

 

 

 

The Tennessee Alternative Education Association or TAEA is membership-based organization dedicated to exemplary practice, professional development, knowledge sharing, public policy development, and advocacy aimed at advancing alternative and nontraditional education in Tennessee and beyond.