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Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity


The committee will have the following charge:

  • Advise NCTE on efforts to foster diversity and inclusivity among members and potential members, including (but not restricted to) in terms of race, ethnicity, sex and gender identity, age, economic status, physical ability, and teaching circumstances. Work in concert with the Executive Committee and Executive Director on specific assignments that ensure equity and diversity within membership.
  • Identify strategies to employ the resources and values of diversity and inclusivity to advance NCTE’s mission for all members, our students, and our constituencies.
  • Provide annual or biannual analyses of the effectiveness of NCTE diversity and inclusivity initiatives (programs, awards, events, etc.), and to make recommendations based on that analysis.
  • Identify existing research or resources that can support a diverse NCTE membership and their professional needs. Identify gaps or opportunities that might be met with new research or resources.


Current Members 2016-2019

CHAIR: Toby Emert
(Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA)

Sara K. Ahmed
NIST International School, Bangkok, Thailand)

Ruth Alisha Hill
(Communities in Schools of Atlanta, GA)

Franny Howes
(Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls)

Susi Long
(University of South Carolina, Columbia)

Sharon Mitchler
(Centralia College, WA)

Siskanna Naynaha
(California State University, Dominguez Hills)

Kimberly N. Parker
(Cambridge, Rindge and Latin School, MA)

TIffany L. Rehbein
(East High School, Cheyenne, WY)

R. Joseph Rodriguez
(University of Texas at El Paso)

Kelly Sassi
(North Dakota State University, Fargo)

Julia Torres
(Denver Public Schools, CO)

Executive Committee Liaison, Jocelyn Chadwick
(Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA)

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters-Moore


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