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Commission to Support Early Career English Language Arts Teachers

Join the Early Career Community of Practice

Discussions of the dilemmas, supports, and interests of early career educators.

Commission Co-Chairs:
Anna J. Small Roseboro, NBCT, Grand Rapids, MI
Claudia Marschall, Buffalo, NY

Commission Liaison:
Kenneth Lindblom, Stony Brook, University, Stony Brook, NY

To support early career English Language Arts educators as they begin their professional journeys in K-12 classrooms.

Apply today for the Emeritus Assembly Scholarship Award!

Eight scholarships to attend NCTE’s Annual Convention are granted each year by CEE’s Commission to Support Early Career ELA Teachers. The award — complimentary convention registration for eight recipients— is available to teachers and their emeritus CEE mentors who will be presenting in an approved session. The scholarship is open to new teachers and their mentors at every grade level and type of school. Visit the award guidelines for submission details. Deadline: September 1


  1. Develop an online community, the Early Career Community of Practice, where current and prospective educators can meet and share concerns with veteran educators who offer their services as mentors.
  2. Support the work of the CEE professors by extending, expanding, and exploring endeavors that provide encouragement and counsel to current and former students.
  3. Establish a scholarship to help underwrite the cost for new teachers and emeritus members of CEE to attend NCTE annual conventions.

Current Projects:

  • Recruiting emeritus level members to serve as mentors.
  • Selecting winners for the Emeritus Assembly Scholarship Award.
  • Collecting for publication memoirs of novice and veteran ELA educators to continue funding the Emeritus Assembly Scholarship Award.



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