CAPTA Executive Board and Officer Roles

Members of the Executive Board will be directors and peer tutors of secondary school writing centers or those involved with secondary school writing centers. All board members serve staggered two year terms except for immediate past president and student representatives who will serve one year terms. Board members will meet on a monthly or bimonthly basis, as agreed upon by the Board itself.

President: Amber Jensen, George Mason University, Virginia

The elected president will chair the board meetings, appoint and oversee committees, and set agendas. Two year term: non-renewable.

Vice President: Kate Hutton, Herndon High School, Virginia

The elected vice-president will be primarily responsible for maintaining membership lists and partner relationships while working closely with the president and assuming the duties of the president in his/her absence. Two year term: non-renewable.

Secretary: Stephanie Passino, Hayfield Secondary School, Virginia

The elected secretary will take minutes at every meeting and keep organized records for this organization.  The secretary will oversee communication with membership. The secretary will work together with the treasurer to ensure the reports and filings to the state and federal authorities are made in a timely manner. Two year term not ending on the same year as the president. Renewable once.

Treasurer: Susan Frenck, Irving Middle School, Virginia

The elected treasurer will oversee the financial matters of the organization and ensure that funds  are deposited promptly in the appropriate accounts. The treasurer will be involved in preparing the organizational budget. The treasurer will have the responsibility of keeping books and preparing checks.  The treasurer will work together with the secretary to ensure the reports and filings to the state and federal authorities are made in a timely manner.Two year term not ending on the same year as the president. Renewable once.

Student Representatives

Jenny Brent, Hayfield Secondary School, Virginia

Colleen Cecil, Herndon High School, Virginia

The elected student representatives will be responsible for providing input to the board, and advising them on student-centered issues.  As they are elected by their peers, they will have voting rights on the board. Student representatives will also be responsible for reaching out to peer tutors, facilitating partnerships between schools, and maintaining peer tutor and alumni contact lists. Any current peer tutor at a CAPTA-affiliated secondary school writing center is eligible to apply. One year term.

At-Large Members

Hannah Baran, Albemarle High School, Virginia

Beth Harar, Woodgrove High School, Virginia

Middle School Representative: Renee Brown, Peters Township Middle School, Pennsylvania

Social Media Manager: Seth Czarnecki, Algonquin Regional High School, Massachusetts

Website Curator: Trisha Vamosi, Osbourn High School, Virginia

At-large members will be integral members of the board, responsible for providing input and participating on Standing Committees (see below) to further the purposes and mission of the organization. They will have voting rights on the board. Secondary school writing center directors, administrators, and university partners are eligible to apply. One year term.

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