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English Teaching Resources

Check out our lessons, strategies, and web resources to help you in the classroom.

Our Mission:

WCTE strengthens the teaching of English Language Arts through
mentoring, scholarship, advocacy and collegiality.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

Our Board of Directors bring experience from middle school through university level.
Meet our Board Officers:

JOHN SCHAD

President

KELLY SEEFELDT

1st Vice President

MARIANNE POTTER

Past President

DENISE MEYER

Past President

JENNIFER KIEREN

Secretary

TOM SCOTT

Treasurer

See what some Satisfied Members have to say


  • Collaboration

    I belong to WCTE because it allows me to collaborate with people across the state and it keeps me energized in my own teaching.

    Jennifer Kieren, Ellsworth Community High School

  • Best Teaching Practices

    WCTE membership acquaints me with best teaching practices and opportunities for collaboration with my Wisconsin colleagues.

    Katie Herrmann, Hartford Union High School

  • Connections

    As a teacher in a small district, I love the connection that WCTE allows me to make with teachers all over the state. Whether large or small, urban or rural, or somewhere in between, we can all help each other out.

    Kara Sommerfeldt, Arcadia High School

  • Family

    NCTE is my professional home; WCTE, my immediate family.

    Kathy Nelson, Arrowhead High School

  • Making World Better

    WCTE helps me make the world a safer and cooler place for English teachers and their students.

    John Pruitt, UW-Rock County

  • Opportunities for Growth

    WCTE is my link to professional growth in ELA. This group of dedicated educators works tirelessly to bring all of us opportunities for growth and fellowship. Join now!

    Martha Handrick, Lakeland Union High School

  • Having a Voice

    WCTE gives us a voice in our own profession! I love being part of an organization that believes in the values I fight hard to protect in my classroom.

    John Schad, Kohler Middle School

Position statement opposing UW-Stevens Point’s proposal to eliminate 13 humanities majors

The Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English strongly believes the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is making a very short-sighted decision in proposing to eliminate thirteen humanities majors, including English. Not only do we believe it will negatively impact current and future students interested in the humanities, but we also believeRead More

Resolution in opposition to Gov. Walker’s plan to strip Wisconsin public workers of their collective bargaining rights

The Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English strongly opposes Governor Walker’s plan to strip Wisconsin public workers of their collective bargaining rights. Here’s why: There has not been enough time for the legislature to make an informed decision. The Governor is trying to rush this legislation through without an honestRead More

Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English: Common Core State Standards Position

Click here to see our stance regarding the Common Core State Standards.

Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Position Statements, Resolutions, Endorsements

WCTE POSITION STATEMENT ON CHANGES IN LICENSURE Tony Evers, State Superintendent David DeGuire, director for Teacher Education Professional Development and Licensing Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 125 South Webster Street Madison, WI 53703 Dear Dr. Evers, David DeGuire, and Members of the Leadership Group on School Staffing Challenges, We writeRead More

In the latest WCTE Update

WCTE’s position on Common Core Standards, convention review, DPI news, and more in the January Update.   

Theater in London

Theater in London Program and Purpose: This program offers you the opportunity to spend three fabulous weeks attending plays, studying theatre, and immersing yourself in the culture of London, the theatre capital of the world! Our schedule of plays ranges from Shakespeare, to award-winning new plays, to musicals, to experimentalRead More

In the September Update

Convention sessions and registration form, testing news from DPI, award winners and more in the September Update.     

Nominations Deadline Extended

The deadline has been extended to May 15 for nominating candidates for the Nancy Hoefs Memorial Award for an  Outstanding Beginning Teacher.  See the Awards Page for details.

Nominations sought for Intellectual Freedom Award

WCTE is seeking nominations for the 2013 Lee Burress Intellectual Freedom Award.  The award  is designed to acknowledge the work done by educators who teach and extol the tenets of free speech and who urge responsible, humane and caring communication.  See the award announcement.

In the December Update

Read the latest  WCTE Update for convention news, award winners, new officers, and more.