About MCTEFounded 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. Join Now
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.
Who We Are
MCTE’s Executive Committee
Kia Jane Richmond
President: Andrea Zellner
President-Elect: Carrie Mattern
Vice President: Jessyca Mathews
Past President: Kia Jane Richmond
Past President: Andrew Schoenborn
Secretary: Ben Woodcock
Executive Director: Jim Kroll
Elementary School Chair: Kathleen Plond
Middle School Chair: Amanda Moeggenborg
Secondary Co-Chairs: Lynne Lesky and Rick Kreinbring
College Co-Chairs: Emily Sommer and Beth Spinner
Diversity, Inclusion, Justice, Equity (DIJE) Co-Chairs: Ben Briere, Raven Jones, Rae Oviatt, and Rosalyn Shahid
Media Manager: Janet Neyer
Language Arts Journal of Michigan Editors: Raven Jones, Tanya Upthegrove Gregory, and Alexandra Sánchez
Deb Van Duinen
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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