Each section is chaired by a TCTELA member who is also a member of the board. 

elementary-level section

AMELIA HEWITT UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN

AMELIA HEWITT
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN

Function: PK-5 teachers and teacher leaders in the Elementary Section will get together to discuss grade-level successes, meet virtually across the state, and address concerns for their grade band. Among many opportunities throughout the year, this section can address early literacy needs across the state in both ELAR and SLAR.

Chair: Amelia Hewitt, University of Houston-Downtown

 


middle-level section

liz henson Santa Fe ISD

liz henson
Santa Fe ISD

Function: Grades 6-8 teachers and teacher leaders in the Middle School Section will get together to discuss grade-level successes, meet virtually across the state, and address concerns for their grade band. Among many opportunities throughout the year, this section can help devise a profile for more diverse reading opportunities across Texas.

Chair: Liz Henson, Santa Fe ISD

 

HIGH SCHOOL-LEVEL SECTION

charles moore clear creek isd

charles moore
clear creek isd

Function: Grades 9-12 teachers and teacher leaders in the High School Section will get together to discuss grade-level successes, meet virtually across the state, and address concerns for their grade band. Among many opportunities throughout the year, this section can address both college and career successes for students with varying needs as they exit high school.

Chair: Charles Moore, Clear Creek ISD

 

teacher development section

TOMASANA BURKhARDT

TOMASANA BURKhARDT

Function: Coordinators, college professors, directors, instructional officers, instructional coaches, specialists, and anyone who supports teacher education PK-16 can find a home in the Teacher Development Section of TCTELA.  Among many opportunities throughout the year, this section can discuss varying support and structures for both teacher development and teacher education. 

Chair: Tomasina Burkhardt

 

Pre-Service Teacher (Ad Hoc)

jim warren university of texas at arlington

jim warren
university of texas at arlington

 
 

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS

laura moore wylie isd

laura moore
wylie isd

Function: To support research-based professional development that reflects the core values and mission of TCTELA.

Chairs: Laura Moore, Wylie ISD