National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC) Committees

March 2018-March 2019

Chair: Alexandra Manuel

The financial oversight committee will study the budget and look at expenditures as they relate to income. The committee will put in place a system that requires that we encumber funds, look at putting systems into place that will allow for audits, and advise on the budget and the budget processes and make recommendations to improve the processes.

Chair: Alexandra Manuel

The Policy Committee will oversee NAAC’s efforts to impact state and national policy that supports innovative alternative routes to teacher preparation. The committee will identify policy issues that are important to NAAC members and alternative route programs, and develop and implement a strategy for action by the NAAC organization and by individual members at state and national levels. The committee will further track the impact of such efforts to affect policy at state and national levels.

Chair: Tiffany Jackson

The Publications and Research Committee will spearhead the publication of white papers, reports, research publications, and other materials that promote innovative alternative routes to teacher preparation, including but not limited to the Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification. The committee will advise on and assist in development of publications that further the mission of NAAC and compliment the initiatives driven by other committees. The managing editor of the Journal will serve as a member of this committee. This committee also serves as the review committee for the NAAC research grants.

Chair: Wendy McCarty

The Training and Professional Learning Committee works with the NAAC board to plan and execute professional development training for alternative certification program leadership and staff. The committee assists in developing content for the annual conference, including recommending professional development workshops. The committee will also develop and execute a plan for offering smaller-scale training/professional development experiences beyond those offered at the annual conference.

Chair: Patricia Pernin

The Membership Committee will consist of Regional Directors and State Representatives and have the responsibility of communicating with and advancing the involvement of organization members. In addition, they will work to contact programs within their state and region that are not currently members and enlist membership and involvement from these programs. They will advise the board on concerns from members and states that should/could be addressed by the board and the organization.

Chair: Tiffany Jackson

The New Educator Awards Committee will review and revise the guidelines and scoring rubrics for award applications, and review the applications submitted, to select three finalists to receive awards for the next annual conference.

Chair: John Omelan

The Local Planning Committee works with the NAAC board to plan and execute the annual conference. Specifically, the Local Planning Committee arranges participation of local students, entertainers, and/or volunteers, assists in marketing and fund raising for the conference, and provides expertise and support in all aspects of the conference planning process.

Chair: OPEN

The Marketing Committee will promote the NAAC as the premier professional organization that advocates for standards-driven nontraditional educator preparation leading to effective school staffing, through marketing and public relations efforts. As appropriate, the committee will conduct surveys on topics of interest to promote association. The marketing committee will have oversight of association communication tools, including brochures, social media and Website.

Chair: John Omelan

The proposal review committee will review, score, and select the proposals submitted for the annual conference. The committee will be chaired by the president-elect of NAAC.

ChairBrian Evans

The Nominating and Elections Committee will oversee the annual elections for board members. This includes developing a slate of eligible candidates, approving the ballot and election materials, and counting the ballots and certifying the results of the election.