Running for Area Office

Want to be on a 2025-2026 Area Officer Team?


Roles and Responsibilities

  • The primary responsibility of the area officer schools of TAFE are to be ambassadors for the organization and of the teaching profession.
  • Each role contains specific duties to unique to it, but all area student officers will:
    • Travel several times throughout their term to TAFE events, including but not limited to:
      • Officer Training Workshop - required - TAFE pays registration, and food for officer
      • Fall Area Officer Meeting - required - TAFE pays travel and food for officer and teacher leader
      • Area Conference - required - Chapter pays
      • Capital Leadership Day - optional - Chapter pays
      • TAFE Teach Tomorrow Summit - Chapter pays
    • Help plan the annual TAFE Area Conference
    • Participate in regular Zoom meetings with other area student officers
    • Serve as student author of TAFE publications (fliers, letters, scripts, etc.)
    • Perform other duties as assigned as a positive, professional role model

The area student officers of TAFE will accomplish these and other responsibilities with the support of their teacher leaders. The term of office shall be one year. Officer term begins after the TAFE Teach Tomorrow Summit following the area conference at which the student is elected and ending at the following Teach Tomorrow Summit.

How to Apply for Candidacy

Officer Schools Must:

  • Be a member of TAFE the year preceding their nomination an attend the area conference the year preceding their nomination
  • Select an Officer Representative Candidate 
  • All applications and all supporting materials must be submitted 5 days prior to their Area Conference in which they will be campaigning 

Officer Representatives Must:

  • Be a member in good standing of the Texas Association of Future Educators
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a non-weighted scale
  • Be a high school freshman, sophomore, or junior at the time of application
  • Must be in good disciplinary standing 
Area Officer Guidelines and Application Form
Submit Application Form Here
Area Officer Jacket Order Form