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Meet These NCTE Volunteers - Previous Revision

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

MEET some of our volunteers . . . .

Bobbi 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.

Freddy Thomas feels by volunteering for NCTE/CCCC service that he is able to give back to the profession and to help with the professional development of new teachers.

Leila 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.

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

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

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

Teri 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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