FEA Election Information

Election of FEA Area Directors during SY 19-20

NOTICE: The shutdown of FEA's Washington DC office due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the tallying of votes for FEA Board positions to be postponed. The tally will be rescheduled when FEA's DC staff regain access to the FEA Washington DC office within the National Education Association building.

View Campaign Flyers From the Candidates By Going to This Page

During School Year 2019-2020, FEA members will elect the following officers to serve on the FEA Board of Directors:
  • FEA Director for DDESS
  • FEA Pacific Area Director
  • FEA Europe Area Director

Election details and materials can be found in the bulleted list at the bottom of this page.

Candidates Listed



(Names are listed below in alphabetical order, using the candidate's name as he/she wrote it on the Acceptance and Bio form).


Diane M. Gibbs - Gordon ES (Ft Bragg, NC)

Laura Hastings - DeLalio ES (Camp Lejeune, NC)

Lahoma (CC) Hendrix - Dexter ES (Ft Benning, GA)

Luis Manuel Rios - Quantico M/HS (Quantico, VA)


James Sellers - Kadena ES (Okinawa)

Amy Sweeney - Edgren M/HS (Japan)


Todd Laverents - Hohenfels M/HS (Germany)

Terry McClain - Garmisch E/MS (Germany)

Important Information

1. Candidates can send one flyer to the FEA Washington office for posting on A candidate's flyer must be a maximum of one page (not double sided and no larger than 8.5 by 11 inches and may not exceed 2 MB in file size. The deadline to submit flyers to the FEA Washington office is November 19, 2019.

2. Please note this new rule for campaigning by e-mail: Candidates will not ask for or utilize e-mail addresses received from FEA leaders, past and present, at any level of the Association.

3. Candidates can use their PERSONAL e-mail to correspond with and send election forms to the FEA Nomination Chairperson. The FEA Election e-mail address is: Candidates may forward their nomination forms, Official Acceptance and Biographical Information/Mailing Label and Mail Restrictions Forms, Campaign Flyer and Candidate Picture to this e-mail address. It is the candidate's responsibility to confirm this information is received by the Nomination Chairperson.

4. Please pay close attention to all deadlines. The nomination form deadline is October 16, 2019; the Official Acceptance and Biographical Information form is due October 29, 2019; and the deadline for campaign flyer and candidate photo is November 19, 2019.

5. Candidates cannot use the FREE MPS to send out campaign literature. Candidates may use the MPS only if appropriate postage is placed on each individual piece of mail. For more information, please see section C.1. of the FEA Election Procedures (available from your FRS or

Potential candidates for office and their supporters should read ALL information in links below to fully acquaint yourself with election requirements and procedures. (if you are unable to download or view the following PDF files, printed copies of these documents were mailed to your building rep/FRS or Stateside Local President in August 2019.)