2017 NCTE Annual Convention

St. Louis, MO

This fall, we’ll come together in Houston to celebrate students’ voices and the impact they make in the world.

Save the date:
November 15-18, 2018

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Local Engagement Committee

2017 Annual Convention


Local Engagement Committee

NCTE has committed time and resources to promote equitable, just, responsive teaching and learning conditions and practices in St. Louis and the broader Missouri community. The committee has organized events to engage members of NCTE both within the Convention Center and in local venues.

You are invited to Room 100 to participate in these important conversations.

How can I participate?

Within the Convention

Events happening at the Convention Center.

Beyond the Convention

Events and outreach in the St. Louis community.


Other materials to support the St. Louis community.

Local Engagement Committee Co-Chairs


Santa Fe, New Mexico
Middle Section Rep-at-Large,
NCTE Executive Committee


Austin, Texas
Secondary Section Rep-at-Large,
NCTE Executive Committee


New York, New York
College Section

Local Engagement Committee Members

Damián Baca, Tucson, Arizona

Melissa Biehl, Chesterfield, Missouri

Mollie Blackburn, Columbus, Ohio

Barri Bumgarner, Columbia, Missouri

Heather Coffey, Charlotte, North Carolina

Susan Crosby, St. Louis, Missouri

Bob Fecho, New York, New York

Lorena Germán, Austin, Texas

Laura Gonzales, El Paso, Texas

Charles Gonzalez, Buffalo, New York

Julie Gorlewski, Richmond, Virginia

Tracy Hinds, St. Louis, Missouri

Laura Kay Jagles, Sante Fe, New Mexico

Rick Joseph, Royal Oak, Michigan

Richard Meyer, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Cornelius Minor, Brooklyn, New York

Jennifer Paulsen, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Leilya Pitre, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Keisha Rembert, Plainfield, Illinois

Julia Torres, Denver, Colorado

Velma Valadez, St. Louis, Missouri

Allen Webb, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Julie Zurgable, Rochester Hills, Michigan