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Meet These NCTE Volunteers

NCTE extends its appreciation to the many volunteers who have helped the Council in countless ways.  We couldn't do it without them!

Bobbi Ciriza HoutchensBobbi Ciriza Houtchens teaches at Arroyo Valley High School in San Bernardino, California. She participated in “The Expanding Canon: Teaching Multicultural Literature in High School,” a professional development television series that was produced in collaboration with NCTE. She chronicles some of her many other activities in the following interview.     Read more . . .  


Leila ChristenburyLeila Christenbury has been a member of NCTE for almost 30 years and has served in elected positions in the Adolescent Assembly, the Conference on English Education, the Secondary Section, and the Executive Committee.

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Jerome HarsteJerome Harste shares his motivations for volunteering with NCTE and the benefits that he has experienced through his service to the organization.

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Jay WoottenJay Wootten offers her view of volunteerism with NCTE, specifically as it relates to her work with CCCC and TYCA

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Charles DukeCharles Duke speaks on the wide variety of volunteer roles he has held within NCTE and how they have enhanced his career.

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Teri LesesneTeri Lesesne explains the work and rewards of serving as assistant co-chair of the Middle Section, a book and convention proposal reviewer, a lesson plan developer for ReadWriteThink, and a speaker.

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Gerry KuroghlianGerry Kuroghlian explains the work and rewards of serving as chair of the Resolutions Committee and his work with the Standing Committee on Affiliates.

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Jesse PerryJesse Perry speaks about his role as a member of the Literacy Award Committee, as well as his previous roles as NCTE President, as a founding member of SLATE, as a Secondary Steering Committee member, as Commission on Language director and as a NCTE Fund committee member.

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