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Chair: Mary Jean Fawcett
The Executive Council acts on behalf of the board between meetings, if necessary, and assists the Board Chair to plan board meetings. It also acts as the personnel committee of the Board of Directors as well as reviews the ongoing activities of the standing committees, their purpose, and their charge.
Mary Jean Fawcett— Chair
Mary Childress—Past Chair
Council of Chairs
The purpose of the Council of Chairs is to ensure both philosophical and pragmatic consistence between the individual committees and the NELMS mission in general and specifically to ensure consistency in vision from committee to committee.
Lynn Ellis & Ross Edminster—Co-Chairs: Recognitions
Philip Lanfranchi & Bill Downey—Co-Chairs: Research & Assessment
Mary Jean Fawcett—Annual Conference
The Finance Committee oversees the development and management of the budget. The committee also assists the board of directors in fully understanding the finances of the New England League of Middle Schools. It also advises personnel in matters regarding financial planning and management of the budget.
Mary Jean Fawcett
Nominations & Elections Committee
The Nominations and Elections Committee oversees membership voting of officers and regional representatives. Its focus is to insure the integrity of the membership voting process. This committee reviews procedures, counts ballots, tabulates results and reports the findings to the Board of Directors. This committee also recommends changes in procedures, representation, and other related matters to the board.
Mary Jean Fawcett
This committee reviews, recommends, and generates resources for educators, students, and parents. This information may be produced in a variety of formats, printed or electronic. The committee acts upon the recommendations jointly reached by personnel, the board of directors, and its own members.
Janis Flint Ferguson
This committee celebrates and publicly recognizes creative and exemplary practices of individuals, teams, schools, and organizations that are consistent with the mission and belief of NELMS.
Lynne Ellis, Co-Chair & Ross Edminster, Co-Chair
Stephanie (Kitz) Edmeade
Research & Assessment
The mission of the Research and Assessment Committee is to collect and disseminate research about appropriate practices for young adolescent education. This committee will work collaboratively with other committees toward this purpose. Organizations will be identified who actively engage in middle level research. Research, and its application will be shared with those who service young adolescents.
Teresa Kane (LOA)
The Technology Committee assists NELMS in identifying the technology needs of our members and designs activities that address these needs. It also assists NELMS in developing its own technological
capacity as a business tool and as a way to more effectively communicate with members and non-members, including the NELMS Web Page.
Tena Linsbeck Perron
Search & Selection Committee
Mary Jean Fawcett—Co-Chair
Annual Conference Committee
Mary Jean Fawcett—Chair