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Maurren McVeigh-BerzokChantel Winstead

Ms. Winstead is a fifth-year teacher who began her career in Pasadena, Maryland as as Special Education teacher. She currently teaches English 11 and Advanced Placement Language and Composition at John Champe High School in Loudoun County, Virginia, where she resides with her two children, ages 10 and 14. She sponsors Key Club and Girls Matter in addition to overseeing the Writing Center, and serves as Virginia’s K-12 Policy Analyst for NCTE.

Ms. Winstead earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Oklahoma City University and an Master of Arts in Education from Michigan State University. In May 2015, she will graduate from George Mason University with a second Master of Arts degree in Education Leadership. She plans to pursue a Doctor of Education in Education Policy.

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How Teachers Want to Evaluate Their Students  NCTE member Kathryn Mitchell Pierce, also a member of the NCTE Task Force on Assessment, writes.  The Answer Sheet blog, The Washington Post, April 23, 2015 

Senate Panel Votes Unanimously in Favor of No Child Left Behind Revision 
The Washington Post, April 16. 2015
Note:  Hundreds of NCTE members contacted their Senators on the panel in record time to vote no on an amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that would have hurt the pieces we helped to get in there about comprehensive literacy education programs. The pieces we worked on were kept intact.

Status Update: ESEA Reauthorization and NCTE’s Recommendations 
Here are some of NCTE’s key recommendations and how they compare to the bipartisan bill.  Literacy & NCTE Blog, April 9, 2015