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 Karla Hilliard Too many times, text annotations turn into a scavenger hunt for literary or rhetorical devices. Many a pen-wielding student has invested hours of time marking and highlighting and commenting and sticky-note-ing and chasing down elusive examples of obscure devices or filling up......

  By Connie Colvin Today is September 11th and I’m thinking about Maya Angelou’s beautiful poem “Human Family.” I had heard this poem several times before, even in an iPhone commercial, but it came to me in a transformative way last October in a group......

By Toni Poling The school year begins and 130 fresh faces file through my classroom in one day and I want to get to know all of them.  Let’s just say the struggle is real.  Good teachers know, and the research supports, that students learn......

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