Section Chairs

Danika JasterELEMENTARY-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 opportunities throughout the year, this section can address early literacy needs across the state in both ELAR and SLAR.

Chair: Danika Jaster, Northside ISD

 

 

 

 

 

 


Liz HensonMIDDLE-LEVEL SECTION

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Alissa CrabtreeHIGH SCHOOL-LEVEL SECTION

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. Read more about offerings from the high school-level section.

Chair: Alissa Crabtree, Waller ISD

 

 

 

 

 

 


Caty DearingTEACHER DEVELOPMENT SECTION

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: Caty Dearing, Region 11

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jim WarrenPRE-SERVICE TEACHER (AD HOC)

Function: Nurturing pre-service English teachers by offering quality professional development experiences and opportunities to build relationships with veteran teachers across the state is the role of the ad hoc pre-service teacher section. The section offers a pre-service teacher conference grant. Apply Today!

Jim Warren, University of Texas at Arlington

 

 

 

 

 

 


image.jpgLOCAL ARRANGEMENTS

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

Chair: Sarah Baker, IDEA Public Schools