Leading in ELA Education: A Conversation with Linda Christensen - National Council of Teachers of English


Join NCTE’s Conference on English Leadership (CEL) on Thursday, August 3, at 7:00 p.m. ET for “Leading in ELA Education: A Conversation with Linda Christensen,” a special session with acclaimed author and educator Linda Christensen focused on leadership in the discipline.

As educators look to the new school year, Christensen will offer insights on what it means to be a leader in English language arts and what her current priorities are as a leader. Meant to both inspire and challenge attendees, this session will help participants look at their own leadership potential and discover new supports.


This event is a members-only event and registration is required. Please contact profdev@ncte.org with any questions.




After teaching language arts for more than three decades, Linda Christensen currently works as the director of the Oregon Writing Project (OWP) in the Graduate School of Education at Lewis & Clark College. She is the author of numerous books, including Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching about Social Justice, 2nd edition, and Teaching for Joy and Justice: Re-Imagining the Language Arts Classroom, and coeditor of Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice. She is a member of the editorial board of Rethinking Schools, the distinguished activist journal for social justice in schools, and has received numerous national and regional awards for her teaching and her writing, including the Fred Hechinger Award for the use of research in teaching and writing (from the National Writing Project) and the designation as the Outstanding Teacher in the Western United States, and most recently the 2020 NCTE Distinguished Service Award.