About MCTE

Founded in 1922, the Michigan Council of Teachers of English (MCTE) is NCTE's state affiliate for Michigan K-16 English language arts teachers and English educators.
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Our Mission & Vision

We are better together.

MCTE provides professional development for English language arts teachers and English education professors throughout the state. Our goals are to disseminate current English education scholarship and assist English language arts teachers as they make decisions about pedagogical practices, student populations, and teaching philosophies.

MCTE’s purpose is to promote the better teaching of English Language Arts in the State of Michigan. The success of the Michigan Council of Teachers of English depends in large measure on developing and sustaining a strong grassroots system. MCTE’s primary mission is to support and celebrate K-16 educators with organizational initiatives designed to create successful learning models for Michigan’s students. MCTE fosters information-sharing, professional development, and networking with other state literacy groups and local writing projects.

Who We Are

MCTE’s Executive Committee

 

Kia Jane Richmond

Kia Jane Richmond

Interim Co-President

Carrie Mattern

Carrie Mattern

Vice President

Jim Kroll

Jim Kroll

Executive Director

Andrew Schoenborn

Andrew Schoenborn

Interim Co-President

Ben Woodcock

Ben Woodcock

Secretary

Andrea Zellner

Andrea Zellner

President-Elect

Geryl Lobert

Geryl Lobert

President

MCTE Officers

Interim Co-President: Kia Jane Richmond
Interim Co-President: Andrew Schoenborn
President-Elect: Andrea Zellner
Vice President: Carrie Mattern
Past President: Geryl Lobert
Secretary: Ben Woodcock
Executive Director: Jim Kroll

Section Chairs

Elementary School Chair: Shelley Esman
Middle School Chair: Amanda Moeggenborg
Secondary Chair: vacant
College Chair: Carlin Borsheim-Black
Diversity, Inclusion, Justice, Equity (DIJE) Chair: Naitnaphit Limlamai
Media Manager: Janet Neyer

Publications

Language Arts Journal of Michigan Editors: Shireen Al-Adeimi, Kaitlin Glause, and Christina Ponzio

Representatives-at-Large

Ben Briere
Lamar Johnson
Toby Kahn-Loftus
Rae Oviatt
Jeff Ragland
Christa Robinson
Rosalyn Shahid
Deb Van Duinen
Michael Ziegler

Additional Personnel

Michigan Department of Education Liaison: Mary E. Cox
Youth Programs Coordinator/Michigan Youth Arts Festival Liaison: Abbey Lilly-Lacca
Student Affiliate Representative (WMU): Megan Oldham
Student Representative (CMU): Owen Farney
Student Representative (MSU): Maria Maniolas

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