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2022 NCTE Cosponsored Speakers

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Nathaniel Bryan, Miami University, Oxford OH

Toward a BlackBoyCrit Pedagogy: Black Boys, Male Teachers, and Early Childhood Classroom Practices

Black boys and black male teachers

Critical literacies and pedagogies

Levels: Elementary, college

Robert Bryant Crisp, Myers Park HS, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC

Using Film to Unlock Textual Literacy: A Teacher’s Guide

Film literacy

Presentation of texts

Levels: Secondary

Thomas Crisp, Georgia State University

Reading and Teaching with Diverse Nonfiction Children’s Books: Representations and Possibilities (Coauthor)

Children’s literature (nonfiction, diverse books)

Classroom libraries

Levels: Elementary, middle, college

Judith Freeman Garey, Professor Emerita, Ventura College, CA

Theater, Drama, and Reading: Transforming the Rehearsal Process into a Reading Process

Using drama strategies to engage students with literature

Levels: Middle, secondary, college

Thomas M. McCann, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

On the Case in the English Language Arts Classroom: Situations for the Teaching of English (Coauthor)

Teaching of writing and literature


Levels: Secondary, college

Detra Price-Dennis, Teachers College, Columbia University

“Special Issues, Vol. 1: Racial Literacy: Implications for Curriculum, Pedagogy & Policy”

Digital Literacies

Children’s Literature

Levels: Elementary

Committee Members: 

Damián Baca, University of Arizona, Tucson

Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English

Indigenous and Latinx writing practices

Decolonial theory and praxis

Levels: Elementary, middle, secondary, college

Christopher Bronke, Downers Grove North High School

Executive Committee; Conference on English Leadership, Chair

Literacy leadership and curriculum design

Standards-based grading

Levels: Secondary

Tamara T. Butler, Avery Research Center for African American History & Culture, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

ELATE Executive Committee, author of “Where is the Justice? Engaged Pedagogies in Schools and Communities”

Critical community engagements

Equity and justice in education

Levels: Secondary, college

Limarys Caraballo, Teachers College, Columbia University

Chair of Standing Committee on Research

Youth research and activism

Multiple identities and literacies

Levels: Middle, secondary, college

Sakeena Everett, University of Georgia in Athens Georgia

NCTE Standing Committee on Research, author of
“Special Issues, Vol. 1: Trauma-Informed Teaching: Cultivating Healing-Centered ELA Classrooms”

Literary (writing pedagogies)

Teacher education

Levels: Elementary, middle, secondary, college

Tracey T. Flores, University of Texas at Austin

Executive Committee; Elementary Section Steering Committee Chair


Partnering with Families and Communities  

Family and Community Literacies 

Expansive Mentor Texts for Writing

Levels: Elementary, Middle 

Lorena Germán, Headwaters School, Austin, TX

Chair, Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English, Chair

Approaches to Inclusive Literature (#DisruptTexts)

Antiracist and Antibias Literacy Teaching Practices

Social Justice ELA Curriculum and Lesson Design

Levels: Middle, Secondary

Dorian Harrison, The Ohio State University at Newark

Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English

English language arts and literary education

Culturally relevant pedagogy

Levels: Elementary, middle, college


Ileana Jiménez, Teachers College, Columbia University

LGBTQ+ Chair

Critical feminist and queer pedagogies, curricula, and activism in the high school English classroom

Teaching intersectionality, women of color feminisms (Black, Latina), queer literature, memoir writing, Toni Morrison, and Black feminism

Levels: Secondary, college

Susi Long, University of South Carolina

Co-Chair of Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity

Culturally relevant language and literacy pedagogy

Anti-racist elementary literacy education

Levels: Elementary, college

Lakisha Odlum, New York City Department of Education

Executive Committee; Middle Level Representative at Large

Critical media pedagogy

Digital racial literacies

Black girls’ literacies

Levels: Middle, secondary

Nawal Qarooni, NQC Literacy, Chicago, IL

Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English

Holistic instructional approach to literacy

Translanguaging, multiculturalism, and multilingual learning

Levels: Elementary, middle

Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo, University of Arizona

Executive Committee; Vice President

Online/digital teaching and learning

Writing across the curriculum

Shared curriculum

Levels: Secondary, college

René M. Rodríguez-Astacio, California State University, Fresno

LGBTQ+ Member

Teaching literature to adolescents

Queer and Latinx Young Adult literature

Social justice in children’s and Young Adult literature

Levels: Middle, secondary, college

Lisa Scherff, Community School of Naples, FL

Executive Committee; Secondary Section Steering Committee Chair

Secondary curriculum (policy, ideas/implementation, etc.)

Research skills including AP research

Levels: Secondary

Holly Spinelli, Monroe-Woodbury High School, NY; Orange County Community College, NY

Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English

Co-creating curriculum and assessments with students

Including experiential learning and performance-based standards in middle and high school classrooms

Levels: Middle, secondary, college

LaMar Timmons-Long, New York City Department of Education, NY

LGBTQ+ Member

Culturally responsive English language arts and literary education

Teaching Young Adult literature and Critical media literacy, ethnic, and LGBTQ+ studies

Levels: Middle, secondary, college

Gabriel T. Acevedo Velázquez, Arizona State University

LGBTQ+ Member

Queer children’s and young adult literature

Pop-culture pedagogies (Pop-culture beyond a tool of instruction)

Levels: Elementary, middle, secondary, college

Kamania Wynter-Hoyte, University of South Carolina Columbia, SC

Co-Chair of Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity

Culturally relevant pedagogy

Anti-racist teaching

Levels: Elementary, college

Janice Baines, University of South Carolina, Columbia

Executive Committee Member
  • Early childhood education
  • Culturally relevant pedagogy

Levels: Elementary


Darin Jensen, Salt Lake Community College


Two-year college writing studies

Two-year college professional and disciplinary concerns

Teacher/scholar/activist identify and work

Levels: College

Malea Powell, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI


Indigenous rhetorics

Cultural rhetorics

Levels: College

Matt Skillen, Elizabethtown College; Elizabethtown, PA


Design thinking

Creative non-fiction and place-based writing

Levels: Elementary, middle, secondary, college