The NAEA is currently seeking Energetic,” Highly Motivated, Individuals who are interested in and committed to best practice, resource sharing, research, and networking to benefit the youth and children we serve through alternative learning options,” to Serve on the NAEA Board of Directors.
The NAEA currently has Region Directors available. Region Director applicants must currently reside in the geographical area for the region they seek to represent. Region Directors serve a two-year term with a two-year term limit.
Current Election Information is available on the NAEA web-site at:
Region Director Positions Available:
Region Director 3 (IN, KY, MI, OH, WV, TN)
Region Director 6 (AR, LA, OK, TX)
Region Director 7 (KS, NE, ND, SD, WY, CO)
In order to qualify for a position on the Ballot, a Candidate for Office shall have documented experience in alternative education or not-for-profit operations as indicated below:
Experience in Alternative Education
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: These three (3) years of Experience in Alternative Education satisfies the full requirement for documented experience.
Experience in Not-for-profit Operations
One (1) year of experience in alternative education as specified in Experience in Alternative Education, above, is required. Three (3) years experience on the Board of Directors of a not-for-profit education organization, not specified above, may be substituted for one (1) year of Experience in Alternative Education up to a maximum of two (2) years of experience in Alternative Education.
Combination of Experience
One (1) year of experience in alternative education as specified in Experience in Alternative Education, above, is required. Three (3) years of experience as university faculty or author of authoritative research, analytic essays, or policy analysis on alternative education may be substituted for one (1) year of Experience in Alternative Education up to a maximum of two (2) years of Experience in Alternative Education.
Annual Election of Directors and Officers:
The NAEA National Conference on Alternative Education took place at the Dallas Addison Marriott Quorum, Dallas, Texas on March 5-7, 2018.
At this conference, the National Alternative Education Association (NAEA) convened its annual meeting of the members (AMM) and conducted annual elections for vacant Region Director positions. The NAEA ByLaws state that any region without a candidate on the ballot whose current regional director’s term has ended will have a regional director appointed by the NAEA Executive Board. Those regions without a candidate on the ballot were invited to send any nominations in the way of a letter of interest and a completed election packet to the NAEA President on or before March 16, 2018. According to the NAEA ByLaws, the Executive Board must make these appointments within 30 days of the election. Any At-Large Members appointed by the Executive Board will also be appointed within this time period. All appointments will be announced to the membership via email.
If you have an interest in becoming a candidate, please review the NAEA Policy for Elections and the NAEA Procedures for Elections.
The list of vacancies, the process for submitting a petition as a petitioner candidate, and all associated deadlines are posted below.
Candidates must submit the following by 03/16/2018.
See Timeline of Election Process.
- Title of the Office/Region to which the Candidate was to be nominated
- All qualifying materials, including:
- Candidates Statement of Interest
- Signed Application for Board of Directors
- Conflict of Interest Statement
- A concise biography of no more than 250 words.