ANNA J. SMALL ROSEBORO has served professional organizations like the NCTE, the Conference on English Leadership, the California Association of Teachers of English, the Michigan Council of Teachers of English, and the California Association of Independent Schools. With 40 years experience in public and private schools, she is a National Board Certified Teacher (1998) and a National Writing Project Fellow (1987). Currently serving as NCTE Secondary Section Liaison to CEL and Mentor for CEL Emerging Leaders Fellowship. Authored English Journal article“Literacy is More than Books and Pens” (September, 2012)
Anna earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Wayne State University and an master’s in curriculum design from the University of California, San Diego. She writes and publishes poetry and professional articles. Her book, Teaching Middle School Language Arts: Incorporating Twenty-First Century Literacies, was published in 2010. NCTE’s 2011 publication, Engaging American Novels: Lessons from the Classroom, includes one of Anna’s art in ELA lessons based on Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Currently working on manuscripts for two new books due to be released in Spring of 2014.
Anna represented Rotary International in a group-study exchange with educators in East Africa. She has taught at Rochester Theological Institute, Grand Valley State University, and Calvin College. She was English Department chair at Bishop’s from 1999 to 2005, a faculty leader at the NCTE Affiliates Leadership Institute 2008-2010, and continues to mentor early career educators.
Anna continues to present regularly at conferences and conventions for English Language Arts educators in California, Nevada, and Michigan, does poetry readings, and maintains an active presence in on-line communities of educators. In 2009, she was honored with the California Association of Teachers of English 2009 Distinguished Service Award. She and her husband, William Gerald, have retired and live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.