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.


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




1st Vice President


2nd Vice President


Past President





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

WEJ Article Talk-Back

“What I’ve Learned About Teaching Non-Traditional Student” by Kisha Turner The author tells a story of how she became acutely aware of nontraditional students’ needs and the questions and unresolved issues that arose through teaching them. We invite you to join the conversation by commenting below. What is a nontraditionalRead More

Donna Pasternak

UWM Writing Project hosts Conference on the Teaching of Writing

from Donna Pasternak I encourage you to attend the Third Annual UWM Writing Project’s Conference on the Teaching of Writing.  The conference will be held at the UWM School of Continuing Education (at Grand Avenue Mall) on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 9:00 to 3:30.  The cost is $45 andRead More

Nathan Bayer

Do your students wonder why they should study English in college?

My name is Nathan Bayer. I am the current president of the Milwaukee-Area Student Affiliate of NCTE (MASA), and I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and also tell you about an exciting English outreach program that is very near and dear to me. During MASA’s inaugural yearRead 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

Join us in Milwaukee

Registration is now open for the annual WCTE Convention, October 15-16 in Milwaukee.  Plan to attend Jeff Wilhelm’s Thursday afternoon workshop, the conference all day Friday, or both!

Get ready for WCTE’s 2015 conference!

Hear what people said about last year’s conference.

July 2014

Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English                                                                                             July Board Meeting                                                                                                                            Friday, July 25th, 2014                                                                                                                     HotelRed, Madison, WI Present: Loren Glassbrenner, Katie Herrmann, Shelly Moore, Dr. Tom Scott,  John Pruitt, Lynn Frick, Linda Barrington, Kelly Seefeldt, Jackie Mayvon, Erin Schwayne, Marianne Potter, Kathy Nelson, Jenn Fishman Welcome and Introductions, 9:00am I. AgendaRead More

Paper Form

Registration-Form- 2014

Online Registration

The 2015 online registration form is under development and will be ready to use very soon.  Please check back in a day or two to start your registration process, and also to join WCTE or renew your membership if you wish. 

WCTE Annual Membership Meeting Minutes – DRAFT 2013

WCTE Annual Membership Meeting Minutes – DRAFT Friday, October 11, 2013 Crown Plaza Hotel, Madison, WI   Approval of Agenda.  Motion:  Marti Matyska; Second: Emily Tymus.  Motion passed. Approval of October, 2012 Annual Membership Meeting Minutes.  Motion:  Marti; Second: John Z.  Motion passed.  Treasurer’s Report:  Tom Scott Approval of theRead More