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New Jersey Policy Analyst Maureen McVeigh-Berzok has been a writer, educator, administrator, and trainer since 1980. She holds an Ed.M. from Rutgers University and an M.A. from Oklahoma State University. Maureen has taught Honors and Basic Skills English, directed the school play, advised the literary magazine, and fostered professional connections between the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Foundation, the Manhattan Theatre Club, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Folger Shakespeare Library and the public schools. As a K-12 Literacy Supervisor, Maureen has designed and implemented curriculum based on the Common Core and has provided professional development to teachers in close reading, lesson design, student motivation, creative writing, and teaching Shakespeare. She has been celebrated for full-district participation in the NCTE's African-American Read-In. Maureen's most recent publication is the study guide for "Leaves Swept by a Cruel Wind," a survivor's memoir currently in use in New Jersey's Holocaust/Genocide education programs. She is also the blogger at http://jerseywriters.blogspot.com, a home for the literary voices of the Garden State. Maureen can be reached at email@example.com.
Literacy Is the Foundation of Education, Work, and Civic Life: Today is NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Day and March is Literacy Education Advocacy Month! Use our letter template and tell Congress today that literacy should be a priority in federal support for education. NCTE Advocacy Alert, March 5, 2015
A Change in NCTE's Leadership As Kent Williamson transitions from the role of executive director to executive emeritus, Barbara Cambridge, former director of NCTE's Washington, DC, office, will guide the Council in moving forward through her new role as interim executive director. NCTE Website, February 13, 2015
Powerful English at NCTE Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Toward the Next Movement Ernest Morrell's NCTE presidential address from the NCTE Annual Convention in November 2014. Research in the Teaching of English, February 2015