Georgia Council 
of Teachers of English

2018 GCTE Conference News

  • Congrats to the 2018 GCTE award winners!
    • Teachers of the Year Kyle Jones (Lanier HS in Sugar Hill) and Terri Mylander (Baggett ES in Lawrenceville).
    • Teachers for the Dream winners Aisha Willis and Bummi Anderson
    • Future Teachers of Color winners Takosha Williams and Vincent McPherson
    • GCTE mini-grants recipients
      • Tanisha Jones$500 to fund "Social InJustUs," which will include a field trip to the King Center for 30 high school students and purchase of a video camera for students to create PSAs and other media connected to a school-wide anti-bullying campaign. 
      • Amanda Montgomery: $400 to fund "A Kids Life in Atlanta: 1864," which will include a field trip for 85 fourth graders to visit Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to conduct place-based writing. 
      • Maya Woodall, $500 to fund Google Cardboard Virtual Reality devices and a Ricoh 360-degree digital camera for 110 eighth graders to use VR as a springboard for their writing.
    • Need a book recommendation? Check out these suggestions from the Readers Among Us session led by Dr. Michael Moore.
  • Presenter materials are now online.

Other News

Teacher Opportunities and Resources

Student Contests

  • The 5th annual Poet Laureate's Prize, awarded for an original poem written by a Georgia high school student, is accepting entries through Mar 1, 2018. The winner and four finalists will be honored by Gov. Deal at the Georgia State Capitol, tour the Margaret Mitchell House, and have their work published in Atlanta Magazine.
  • The annual Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest will be accepting submissions from Feb. 10 - Apr. 14, 2018. Check the website for writing prompts and ideas.

Advocacy Notes

  • Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education is a non-partisan advocacy group with a long history of support for public education in Georgia. Check out their Top Ten Issues for 2017.

Who We Are

Since 1923, the Georgia Council of Teachers of English has been Georgia's professional home for English Language Arts teachers from pre-K to university levels. GCTE is the Georgia affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Membership is open to teachers, administrators, college faculty, education majors, and others interested in the teaching of English Language Arts. Join us.

For more information about GCTE, please contact Julie Rucker.
For more information about this website, please contact Darren Crovitz.
For more information about our annual conference, please contact Jennifer Dail.
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