President, Board, and Committees
NCTM is governed by a
Board of Directors comprised of 14 elected volunteer members; the executive director is an ex officio member of the Board. The
President serves a 4-year term on the Board, two years as president. Other Board members are elected to 3-year terms in an annual election open to all NCTM members.
Standing Committee members are appointed by NCTM’s president and usually serve for three years. Also appointed by the NCTM president to represent the Council’s interests, NCTM
Joint Committees are cooperative efforts with other associations. NCTM
Representatives are appointed by the president to serve as individual liaisons to external groups.
Task Forces are formed by the Board of Directors to address a specific issue and are dissolved once they have completed their work. NCTM
Corresponding Societies are a means to maintain ties with professional associations of mathematics education in other countries.
NCTM president's views on issues in math education.
The NCTM Board of Directors meets four times a year. Public summaries of actions and agenda items from Board minutes are posted on the NCTM website.
The present and past officers and directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics are listed, including their periods of service.
Occasionally, the NCTM Board of
Directors has asked the NCTM Emerging Issues Committee to develop short papers
to frame issues for further Board discussion and decision making. After
its deliberations, the Board agreed to make two of these framing papers public.