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!
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.
The President-Elect shall:
Assist the President in the administration of the Association business;
Act as representative of the Association at all functions if the President is unable to attend;
Assume temporarily the office and responsibilities of the President in the event of the absence or disability of the President;
Oversee the operation of the annual conference and serve as liaison between the Board of Directors and the conference chairperson(s);
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;
Relinquish other positions held within the Association upon election;
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)