NCTE Leadership and Advocacy Series - National Council of Teachers of English

Visit this page for information on the 2023 series, Leading and Learning.

Check out our previous work around leadership and advocacy.


The 2021 Virtual Leadership and Advocacy Summit was held on Monday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The keynote speaker was Frederick Joseph, author of The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person. View his session here.

Other confirmed speakers included authors of new policy briefs that will be issued on April 19 by NCTE and its Squire Office on Policy Research.


Tony Wagner provided the keynote for a session on April 7, 2020. View that session here.

Ernest Morrell led a session on April 29, 2020. Watch his keynote here.


The theme for the 2019 Advocacy and Leadership Summit was, “Literacy Teachers Have Stories to Tell—Use Yours to Inform Policy.” View snapshots from that event here.


At the 2018 Advocacy and Leadership Summit, it was, “Time to Lift Our Collective Voices.” Read more in this wrap-up blog post.