Learn how you can help to advance English Language Arts in the Mountain State.

Join WVCTE and NWP@WVU for our first state conference:


Exploring the Power of Place


Join us for two days of writers, speakers, and workshops that will inspire and empower you to do your best teaching for our students here in West Virginia.

Morgantown, WV

April 20-21, 2018


By Melissa Jarvis Brenda has a gift for talking.  She has a gift for back-talking.  To teachers and administrators, Brenda says things like, “What are you looking at?” and “What I’m doing is not hurting you!” She has quite the talent for landing in lunch......

BY: LIZ KEIPER “Why are we reading this?” “This doesn’t affect my life.” “That happened so long ago. That could never happen now.” “I wish we could learn about stuff that actually matters.” We’ve all heard these sentiments from students from time to time. Sometimes......

Good Readers are Re-Readers November 2, 2017 By Toni M. Poling Close reading is the basis for all the work we do in my classroom.  My students are exposed to written text, visual text, and auditory text over the span of my AP English Literature......

The West Virginia Council of Teachers of English is committed to promoting literacy and lifelong learning by empowering and inspiring educators through professional development and collegial communication. WVCTE seeks to connect educators across the state to improve the teaching of English Language Arts at all levels.

Dear English Teachers of West Virginia,

We are a group of passionate teachers who are committed to providing our students with the highest quality instruction and most valuable learning experience we can offer. We believe English teachers throughout our state have a story to tell, expertise to share, and the ability to change and shape the lives of our students. 

We believe when teachers are connected, have a voice, and are plugged in, students benefit. WVCTE provides teachers a professional experience that inspires greatness, so they can reach their students in ways that result in learning that matters and endures.   

Please join us in uniting West Virginia educators. 

Let’s inspire greatness together. 

WVCTE Executive Committee