Members also may submit nominations: MTNA Bylaws, Article Vl, Section 3: "Nominations for National... off ices, other than those presented by the Nominating Committee, may be added to the election ballot by petition signed by one hundred Active Members and received at the business offices of the Association no later than three (3) months prior to the scheduled date of the election." Gail Heywood, NCTM, is an independent music teacher with a B. A. degree in music from Central Connecticut State University. Since joining MTNA in 1991, she has been Stevens Point Area MTA president and State MTA membership secretary, webmaster and a two-term state president.
Division Candidates M TNA members will be electing Division officers and election ballot by petition signed by one hundred Active directors beginning in February 2010. Included Members and received at the business offices of the here are the nominees as recommended by the Association no later than three (3) months prior to the MTNA Nominating Committee. The committee nominates scheduled date of the election.” two candidates for each position. The February/March 2010 issue of American Music MTNA members also may submit nominations for the bal- Teacher will contain a ballot and voting instructions. Online lot. To do so, you must send to the MTNA headquarters, a voting also will be available at www.mtna.org at that time. petition indicating your nominee(s) signed by one hundred The nominating committee consists of Gail J. Berenson, (100) active members. This petition must be received no NCTM, Athens, Ohio, chair; Fay Adams, NCTM, Knoxville, later than December 1, 2009. Tennessee; Debra Florian, NCTM, Poulsbo, Washington; Carmen Shaw, NCTM, Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Kathleen In accordance with Article VI, Sec. 2 of the MTNA Bylaws, Theisen, NCTM, Greenwich, Connecticut; Christopher this slate of two candidates per office was prepared by the Hahn, NCTM, Missoula, Montana; Sue Steck-Turner, NCTM, MTNA Nominating Committee. Members also may submit Lafayette, Louisiana; Susan Andrews, NCTM; Bethlehem, nominations: MTNA Bylaws, Article VI, Section 3: Georgia; Scott McBride Smith, NCTM, Irvine, California; “Nominations for National…offices, other than those pre- Wanda Mandigo, Waverly, Nebraska. sented by the Nominating Committee, may be added to the EASTERN Scott Beard, NCTM, is a pianist, Michelle Gordon, NCTM, is an teacher, clinician, author and record- independent piano teacher, in ing artist. He was named 2006 West Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. She has Virginia “Music Teacher of the Year,” served Massachusetts MTA as past and his students have won top prizes president and is currently secretary of in numerous competitions, including both MMTA local and state boards MTNA national finals. Beard is pro- and IMTF chair. She has also served fessor of music at Shepherd on the MTNA Nominating University and is WVMTA president Committee, presented at MTNA and Eastern Division Competitions Conferences and written for AMT. chair. She was elected Massachusetts MTA “Teacher of the Year,” “I hope to share with students, fellow teachers and com- 2009–20
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