Florida Association
for Bilingual Education

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:12 AM | Drew Long (Administrator)

    Hello FABE members and friends,

    The poll is open for our election for FABE President-Elect. We are pleased to announce the three candidates on the ballot.

    • Idalina Orta
    • Susanne Peña
    • Ryan Pontier

    Please find their candidate statements in the PDF attachment.

    The polls are open on our website from Wednesday January 13 to Thursday January 28, 2021.

    Also, please note that only registered members of FABE can vote. If you're not a member, join FABE today!

    Thank you and best wishes,

    Drew Long

    Treasurer, FABE

    FABE President-Elect - candidate statements (2021).pdf


  • Tuesday, January 05, 2021 11:36 AM | Drew Long (Administrator)

    The Florida Association for Bilingual Education is urgently seeking nominations for the position of President-Elect (elections will be held later this month - January 2021). 

    We would especially love to see candidates who are practicing educators or educational leaders in K-12 dual language education in Florida. 

    Could you nominate someone for this position? (You can also self-nominate!)

    Here's how:

    • "Members who wish to nominate a candidate for consideration or to self-nominate should submit the following to the non-Executive Board member, Dr. Sara Smith at saras...@usf.edu
      • Position for which the candidate would like to be considered
      • The full name and professional title of the candidate
      • The institutional affiliation of the candidate, if any
      • The candidate’s email address, and 
      • A 200-word biographical statement for the candidate (for the ballot)"

    We would be happy to speak directly with potential candidates to answer any questions or concerns. 

    Thank you for supporting FABE as we advance bilingual education for Florida in 2021. Happy New Year, and best wishes!

    Drew Long

    Treasurer, FABE [2019-2021]

    Research Coordinator,

    University of Florida - College of Education


    P.S. If you're not already a member, join FABE today and support bilingual education in Florida!

  • Tuesday, January 05, 2021 11:06 AM | Drew Long (Administrator)

    Join us for keynote speakers, building Florida's dual language and bilingual education network, and giveaways. We will also announce the new FABE 2021-2022 Board Members. Free to current members or join now!

    Details:

    Sat, January 30, 2021

    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

    Get Registered:

    Register on eventbrite

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:33 PM | Drew Long (Administrator)

    The Florida Association for Bilingual Education (FABE) seeks nominations from FABE members in good standing interested in being nominated to join FABE’s Executive Board for the 2021-2022 term. Please consider submitting your name or nominating a colleague for one of the open positions. Nominations of colleagues who are FABE members in good standing may not be made without prior approval of the nominee. 

    We have two leadership positions for which we are seeking candidates. These are all elected positions and both nominations and self-nominations are encouraged! 

    President-Elect 

    Secretary

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    FABE President-Elect

    3-year term, as follows:

    Year 1: President-Elect [February 2021-July 2021] 

    Year 2: President [July 2021-July 2022]

    Year 3: Immediate Past-President (advisory role) 

    The person elected to this position must make at least a two-year commitment. 

    The first year of that commitment is spent as President-elect to begin in February, 2021. Due to the delay in elections, the President-elect will assume the role of President in July, 2021. 

    1. The President-Elect shall: 

    1. Assist the President in the administration of the Association business;

    2. Act as representative of the Association at all functions if the President is unable to attend;

    3. Assume temporarily the office and responsibilities of the President in the event of the absence or disability of the President;

    4. Oversee the operation of the annual conference and serve as liaison between the Board of Directors and the conference chairperson(s);

    5. In conjunction with the Treasurer and Conference Chairperson(s), prepare a projected annual conference budget to be presented at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors each year;

    6. Relinquish other positions held within the Association upon election;

    7. Automatically become the President in the year immediately following completion of the term of office as President-Elect.


    2. The President shall:

    a. Preside at all meetings of the general membership and Board of Directors;

    b. Vote on any question in the event of a tie;

    c. Act as representative of the Association at meetings with partner organizations and special events;

    d. Be empowered to appoint any member of the Association to act as a representative of the Association with the views discussed and approved by the Board of Directors;

    e. In conjunction with the Treasurer, prepare a projected annual operating budget;

    f. Be ex-officio member of all committees; and

    g. Perform all duties necessary to conduct the business of the Association as efficiently as possible.

    The third year of the commitment is spent as the immediate past President and acts as an advisor to the Board. 


    3. The Past President shall:

    a. Serve one additional year on the Executive Board with full voice and vote; and

    b. Act as advisor to the current President and the Board of Directors.


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    Secretary

    This term is for one-and-a-half years, beginning in February, 2021, as this position is currently vacant. The position will end in July, 2022. 

    The Secretary shall:

    a. Keep an accurate account of all meetings of the Board of Directors, and general membership, with minutes and accounts maintained on a file accessible to the Board (e.g., Google doc); 

    b. Maintain an accurate list of the names and addresses of persons and organizations to be notified of meetings; and

    c. Receive, organize, and communicate amendments of the FABE bylaws to the Board and to the general membership in a timely manner as indicated in the section below on Amendments. 

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    NOMINATION PROCESS

    Members who wish to nominate a candidate for consideration or to self-nominate should submit the following to the non-Executive Board member, Dr. Sara Smith at sarasmith3@usf.edu by December 31, 2020. 

    • Position for which the candidate would like to be considered

    • The full name and professional title of the candidate

    • The institutional affiliation of the candidate, if any

    • The candidate’s email address, and 

    • A 200-word biographical statement for the candidate (for the ballot)


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