About Us

Vision Statement:

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.

Belief Statements:

The WVCTE will:

  • Empower and connect ELA teachers of all grade levels across West Virginia.
  • Build a community of passionate ELA educators of all levels.
  • Serve literacy educators at all career phases (pre-service and practicing) and levels (elementary, middle, secondary, and college).
  • Provide opportunities for discussion, group study, and reflection on the teaching of English/Language Arts.
  • Strengthen the English Language Arts instruction to meet students’ needs.
  • Communicate relevant information, ideas, and research.
  • Coordinate and provide resources and support for literacy and lifelong learning.
  • Recognize contributions and accomplishments in the area of literacy education and lifelong learning.
  • Collaborate with other organizations and institutions in related activities.

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