The ELATE Executive Committee is responsible for the governance of NCTE’s English Language Arts Teacher Educators guides the affairs of the Conference. All Executive Committee members serve four year terms.
KEISHA MCINTOSH ALLEN Assistant professor of secondary education, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Formerly: 9-12 English language arts and AP language teacher. Membership(s): NCTE, AERA, AESA. Award(s): CNV Fellowship. Publication(s): Articles in Teachers College Record, Urban Education, and Journal of Multicultural Education. Program Contributions: AERA, NCTE, LRA. Position Statement: Given the current socio-political context, it is important that we are preparing all teacher candidates to position literacy, including disciplinary literacy, as a social justice issue that enables pK-12 students to pursue a variety of careers, engage critically in the world around them and be self-actualizing. As an ELATE executive committee member, I will advocate for critical and transformative research and policies that are inclusive and reflective of the breadth of pK-12 students, teachers, and pre-service teachers’ lived experiences, skills and talents.