Celebrando Nuestras Raíces: Latinx in NCTE - National Council of Teachers of English


Celebrando Nuestras Raíces: Latinx in NCTE
Thursday, September 29, 2022
7:00–8:00 p.m. ET

Representing nearly 20% of the US population, and over 28% of the US student population, our Latinx community nationwide is strong, vibrant, diverse, and growing. In NCTE, the roots and importance of Latinx voices to our organization run deeply, and they reflect a recognition of the important piece the Latinx community holds to the future of literacy education.  

In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, we invite you to join NCTE’s Latinx Caucus, Elementary and Middle Level Steering Committees, and members across the country to a celebration of Latinx voices, experiences, and contributions to literacy education. 

Gather with us to: 

  • Learn from the work and experiences of Latinx literacy educators; 
  • Discover how Latinx authors are capturing Latinidad in their writing for youth; 
  • Reflect on current trends and lessons learned from research on Latinx literacy; and 
  • Engage with Latinx leaders, students, and educators in the NCTE community. 

We look forward to an engaging celebration that marks and reflects NCTE’s ongoing commitment to Latinx educators and students this month and throughout the year.

This event is open to NCTE members. Join NCTE.


Event Panelists

Alfredo Celedón Luján, Monte del Sol Charter School, Santa Fe, NM
NCTE Past President
María E. Fránquiz, University of Texas at Austin
NCTE President-Elect
Rex Ovalle, English teacher, Oak Park River Forest High School, IL
Incoming NCTE Secondary Section Steering Committee Member
Alethea Maldonado, Secondary ESL Instructional Coach, Lockhart ISD, Lockhart, TX
Alexis Molina, English teacher, Bailey Middle School, Las Vegas, NV
Pablo Cartaya, internationally acclaimed author, screenwriter, speaker, and educator
Carla España, assistant professor of Bilingual Education and Puerto Rican/Latinx and Latin American Studies, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
NCTE Middle Level Section Steering Committee Member
Tracey T. Flores, assistant professor of Language and Literacy at the University of Texas at Austin
NCTE Latinx Caucus Chair and NCTE Elementary Section Chair
Michael Domínguez, associate professor and Latinx Resource Center Augustine “Gus” Chavez Faculty Scholar, San Diego State University, CA
NCTE Middle Level Section Chair
Diana Segovia, junior high ELA teacher, Phoenix Elementary School District #1, AZ