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Jump to Board Nominations TCTELA Awards Mercedes Bonner Leadership Award Nomination The Mercedes Bonner Leadership Award (MBLA) is a special award given to a TCTELA member of a diverse background who has made a significant contribution to TCTELA ...

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Section Chairs

ELEMENTARY-LEVEL SECTION 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 opportunit...

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Strategic Plan

Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts Strategic Plan 2019 - 2024  Mission: TCTELA will advance the literacy growth of all Texas students by developing a network of diverse professionals and by providing professional development based ...

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Rising Leaders

Online Application Who are TCTELA Rising Leaders? Rising Leaders: Demonstrate a passion for teaching, learning, and leadership in English language arts Collectively exhibit a broad range of diversity in position, location, cultural background, a...

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Rising Leader Cohorts

2023-2025 Esmeralda Cartagena Collazo Elizabeth Castillo-Guajardo Jacob Pineda Lucinda Zamora-Wiley   2022-2024 Aisha Christa Atkinson Christopher Duke Katie Ferguson Jordan James   2021-2023 Ivy Gowdy Lucila Lopez Roxanna Massey Bria Morris   202...

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TCTELA Ambassadors Objective: The goal of the TCTELA Ambassadors is aligned with the mission of TCTELA. Ambassadors will assist in advancing the literacy growth of all Texas students by developing a network of diverse professionals and providing ...

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