2023 VP-Elect News Release - National Council of Teachers of English

Antero Garcia Elected as Vice President of the National Council of Teachers of English

Garcia will take office during NCTE’s Annual Convention in November 2023.

June 9, 2023 (Champaign, IL)—Antero Garcia has been elected as the incoming Vice President of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Garcia is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. His research explores the possibilities of speculative imagination and healing in educational research. Prior to completing his PhD, Garcia was an English teacher at a public high school in South Central Los Angeles. 

“Our profession is one that is built on a foundation of imagination and dreaming. We get the privilege of working alongside students and families, asking “what if?” about the conditions of the world around us. These are joyful practices, and I am honored to be able to serve our National Council of Teachers of English in a moment that demands collective dreaming, advocacy, and healing.”

Garcia holds membership with NCTE, English Language Arts Teacher Educators (ELATE), and the NCTE Assembly of Research (NCTEAR) and currently serves on the editorial board for NCTE journal Research in the Teaching of English. He has served on the ELATE Executive Committee, is a former NCTE Research Forum Co-chair, and has held the NCTE Cultivating New Voices among Scholars of Color fellowship. Outside of NCTE, Garcia is a member of the American Education Research Association (AERA) and the Literacy Research Association (LRA) and holds several awards, including the LRA Early Career Award, Arthur Applebee Award for Excellence in Research on Literacy, Divergent Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies, and AERA Jan Hawkins Award.

Additionally, he has authored or edited more than a dozen books about the possibilities of literacies, play, and civics in transforming schooling in America. His recent books include All Around the Town: The School Bus as Educational Technology; Everyday Advocacy: Teachers Who Change the Literacy Narrative; and Civics for the World to Come: Committing to Democracy in Every Classroom.

“The mentorship, leadership, and friendship of NCTE have shaped my personal and professional life in immeasurable ways. I hope my work in the coming years might support others similarly. Whether online, in the hallways of our various conferences, or via an email, I encourage folks to reach out with any questions or ideas as we dream new worlds together.”

Garcia will join the Presidential team that will include current NCTE President María E. Fránquiz, current President-Elect Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo, and current Vice President Tonya B. Perry. Garcia will take office in his official capacity during the NCTE Annual Convention in November 2023.



About NCTE: The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. As the nation’s oldest organization of preK through graduate school literacy educators, NCTE has a rich history of deriving expertise and advocacy from its members’ professional research, practice, and knowledge. NCTE is the home of the Intellectual Freedom Center, the National Day on Writing®, ReadWriteThink.org, the Build Your Stack® initiative, and NCTE Verse. NCTE supports nearly 20,000 teachers across the preK–college spectrum, with a mailing list of over 500,000, more than 100,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter, and more than 100,000 visitors in web traffic monthly.

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