Elementary and Secondary Education Section

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The Elementary and Secondary Section welcomes membership from all academic levels. We seek to be in the forefront of curricular change and development in the areas of speaking, listening. and media literacy on the elementary and secondary levels. As such, the elementary and secondary teachers in the section work with university and college professors to evaluate the latest trends and ideas that will affect our classroom practice. To us, it is important that elementary and secondary students receive the best preparation possible in speaking, listening, and media literacy. While we strongly prefer that these subjects be taught by communication specialists, we realize that many universities and colleges no longer offer certification in communication, but place it all within language arts. Consequently, we also see part of our mission as reaching out to those teaching our subject areas, but without our backgrounds in order to strengthen their expertise in these areas. We seek to prepare our students for positive communication experiences in whatever path their lives may take. Therefore, we actively seek to incorporate the latest research and knowledge from areas of communication theory, instructional practices, technology, argumentation and debate, interpersonal, listening, and other specialties within our discipline to inform and improve our work. Thus, we encourage the membership of colleagues from all areas of our discipline.


  • Chair - Narissra Punyanunt-Carter
  • Vice Chair - Narissra Punyanunt-Carter
  • Vice Chair-Elect - Mike Spikes
  • Immediate Past Chair - Anna Wright
  • Student Representative - Sydney Brammer
Legislative Assembly
  • Narissra Punyanunt-Carter
  • TBD

ESES Membership (2013-2023)

*Official count taken each January.

109th Annual Convention -- National Harbor, MD -- November 16 - 19, 2023.


Convention Resources

Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election