Nominate a Colleague

  • Volunteer leaders are what make NCTM a success. Your input is needed to nominate the next round of leaders for seats on NCTM's Board of Directors or on one of NCTM's many working committees. Nominations of talented and enthusiastic colleagues as well as self-nominations are welcome. Here is an overview of the opportunities.

    Nominations for Board of Directors

    Four new directors are elected to the NCTM Board of Directors each year, and a president-elect is elected in even years. We welcome the names of NCTM members whose records of service and leadership qualify them for the director or president-elect positions.

    For qualifications, nomination and application procedures and forms, and submission deadlines visit You may nominate yourself.  

    Board members serve three-year terms and the president serves a one-year term as the president-elect, two years as president, and one year as immediate past president. The Board represents all geographic regions of the Council and different teaching levels (elementary, middle/junior, and high school, college/university, and others), and we encourage nominations from all categories and regions.

    Nominations for NCTM Committees

    Do you or your colleagues have interests or skills in conferences, publications, research, or one of the many other areas in which NCTM has active committees? Each year, dozens of members join NCTM committees to help advance the Council's mission—and the work could not be done without these volunteers.

    Committees play important roles in NCTM, including organizing conference programs, researching instructional issues, approving publications to be sold through NCTM's catalog, overseeing NCTM's annual elections, and regularly advising and making recommendations to the Board of Directors on a wide range of issues and topics.

    Committee membership reflects NCTM's geographic, cultural, and professional diversity. Terms begin May 1 and typically run for three years. Committees usually meet (with expenses paid for travel and substitute teachers) once or twice each year, at the NCTM Headquarters Office in Reston, Va., and at other locations around the country. Members keep in touch between meetings by phone, fax, and e-mail. Although serving on a committee can involve a lot of hard work, the experience can be valuable not only for the committee member but also for the member's school and community.

    NCTM committees cover a wide range of issues and need candidates with relevant expertise and interest. To see if your expertise or interests match the needs of NCTM committees, please review the  Committees of the Council and complete the form to  Volunteer for a Committee.