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

  DONNA BROWN  CLEAR CREEK ISD

DONNA BROWN
CLEAR CREEK 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: Donna Brown, Clear Creek ISD

 

HIGH SCHOOL-LEVEL SECTION

  JOSH COOPER  CONROE ISD

JOSH COOPER
CONROE 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: Josh Cooper, Conroe ISD



 

 

 

 

teacher development section

  TOMASANA BURKARDT  REGION 10   

TOMASANA BURKARDT
REGION 10

 

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, Region 10

 

Pre-Service Teacher (Ad Hoc)

  HEATHER ECHOLS

HEATHER ECHOLS

 
 

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS

  SHANNON R ABERCROMBIE  REGION 10

SHANNON R ABERCROMBIE
REGION 10

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

Chairs: Shannon R. Abercrombie, Region 20