2018 NCTE Annual Convention

Houston, TX
November 15-18, 2018

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

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Local Engagement Committee

Local Engagement Committee

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

You are invited to the sessions below to participate in important conversations.

 

TOWN HALL: FAMILY TOGETHERNESS: NUESTRA FAMILIA

Friday, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Room 351 E

Listen to talks by writer, activist, and professor Tony Diaz, director of intercultural initiatives at Lone Star College in Houston, and Teta V. Banks, national chair of the United Nations Association of the USA and a faculty member of Prairie View A & M University of the Texas A & M University system. Discussion will follow.

 

ROUNDTABLE SESSION: TEACHING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN AN ERA OF HIGH-STAKES TESTING

Sunday, 9-10:15 a.m., Room 351 E

Alongside NCTE’s #BuildYourStack initiative, the LEC is leading an effort to help Houston area teachers rebuild classroom libraries lost to Hurricane Harvey. Please plan to bring new children’s and young adult books with you to the Convention to donate to this effort, or visit our Bookseller, Blue Willow Books, in the Exhibit Hall to purchase books to donate. Help us (Re)Build the Stacks for teachers and students in Houston.

Local Engagement Committee Co-Chairs

ALFREDO CELEDÓN LUJÁN

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Incoming NCTE Vice President
NCTE Executive Committee

VALERIE TAYLOR

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

LAUREN LEIGH KELLY

Rutgers University Graduate School of Education
New Brunswick, NJ

Local Engagement Committee Members

Rebecca Babcock, Odessa, Texas

Damían Baca, Tucson, Arizona

Teta Banks, Prairie View, Texas

Mollie Blackburn, Columbus, Ohio

José Luis Cano, Brownsville, Texas

Monica DeLeon, Houston, Texas

Lawanda Eckert, Houston, Texas

Bob Fecho, New York, New York

Jesse Gainer, San Marcos, Texas

Laura Gonzales, El Paso, Texas

Chares H. Gonzalez, Huntsville, Alabama

Mara Lee Grayson, Dominguez Hills, CA

Gabrielle Groce, Houston, Texas

Beth Hammett, Texas City, Texas

Tracy Hinds, St. Louis, Missouri

Kionna LeMalle, Klein ISD/Teaching and Learning Center

Rhonda Lemieux, Fort Worth, Texas

Alexis McGee, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Richard Meyer, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Kristie Musgrove, Houston, Texas

Terri Pantuso, College Station, Texas

Amy Sharp, Austin, Texas

Maggie Shelledy, Brownsville, Texas

James T. Sheridan, Houston, Texas

Velma Valadez, St. Louis, Missouri

Tara Wilson, Odessa, Texas

Eve Zehavi, Houston, Texas