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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Advisory Committee - Previous Revision


To develop plans for making the NCTE Annual Convention a safe and welcoming place for lesbians and gay men to be out and at ease in their identities; to initiate, sustain, and provide a space for a conversation about the relevance of gendered, sexual and affectional identities to reading and writing lives, to teaching lives, and to the well-being of students; to promote inquiry into issues of sexuality and identity in the teaching of literacy and literature, to encourage the proposal for presentation of such inquiry through public meetings such as the annual convention, and to support individuals in the production of publishable written reports of such inquiry; to move away from post-hoc preparation of sessions toward a program that is selected completely from sessions proposed, by the deadline, through the regular process; and to select excellent proposals for inclusion in the LGBT strand for annual convention.

2008 Annual Report

Current Members  

CHAIR, Paula Ressler (2008) (Reinvited 2009)
(Illinois State University, Normal)

INCOMING CHAIR, Joseph Dial (2011)
(Seattle Central Community College, WA)

Rose Casement (2008) (Reinvited 2011)
(University of Michigan, Flint)

Dianne Chambers (2008)
(Elmhurst College, IL)

Becca Chase (2008)
(Illinois State University, Normal)

INCOMING, Patricia L. Daniel (2011)
(University of South Florida, Tampa)

John Foster III (2008) (Reinvited 2011)
(Coker College, Hartsville, SC)

INCOMING, Hannah Furrow (2011)
(University of Michigan, Flint)

Debra Goodman (2008)
(Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY)

Roxanne Henkin (2008) (Reinvited 2010)
(University of Texas at San Antonio)

Bill Martin (2008)
(Westlake High School, Austin, TX)

Eugene McAvoy (2008)
(Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport)

Ruth McClain (2008)
(Ohio University, Chillicothe)

John Pruitt (2008) (Reinvited 2010)
(University of Wisconsin, Marshfield)

Michael Record (2008) (Reinvited 2009)
(Sawgrass Springs Middle School, Coral Springs, FL)

INCOMING, Laura Renzi-Keener (2011)
(West Chester University, PA)

William Spurlin (2008)
(Cardiff University, England)

Michael Weinberg (2008) (Reinvited 2011)
(Liverpool High School, NY)

Executive Committee Liaison, Kathleen Blake Yancey
(Florida State University, Tallahassee)

NCTE Administrative Liaison, Linda Walters

Past Members

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