Our Objectives

The objectives of the ICTE is:

  1. To support the professional growth of English teachers in Indiana.

  2. To increase the effectiveness of the teaching of English in Indiana.

  3. To bring about coordination of Indiana's professional organizations of ELA teachers.

  4. To further the association between the ICTE and the NCTE.

ABOUT THE ICTE

Welcome to the ICTE!

The Indiana Council of Teachers of English (ICTE) is the state affiliate for the National Council of Teachers of English. Our focus is to support the professional growth and work of all English teachers at all levels in Indiana. As an affiliate of the NCTE, we are also committed to supporting NCTE's mission to promote:

"The development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language."

We invite all English and literacy teachers, advocates, and supporters to join us as we promote the vital work of helping students grow as readers inside and outside of the classroom.​

The objectives of the ICTE are:

  1. To support the professional growth of English teachers in Indiana.

  2. To increase the effectiveness of the teaching of English in Indiana.

  3. To bring about coordination of Indiana's professional organizations of ELA teachers.

  4. To further the association between the ICTE and the NCTE.​

The ICTE Executive Committee

President Michael Macaluso

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

  • B.A. in English and Political Science, University of Notre Dame

  • M.Ed. in Education, University of Notre Dame

  • Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education, University of Michigan

President-Elect Jeff Spanke

Ball State University, Muncie, IN

  • B.A. in English and Psychology, Purdue University

  • M.A. in American Studies, Purdue University 

  • Ph.D. in English Education, Purdue University

Secretary Theresa Wampler

Super School 19, Indianapolis, IN

  • B.A. in Fine Arts/Theatre, Valpariso University

Executive Treasurer Terri Suico

Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

  • B.A. in English Literature, Vanderbilt University

  • M.A.T. in Secondary Education, Vanderbilt University

  • Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching, Boston University

Past President Laura Gellin

Park Tudor School, Indianapolis, IN

  • B.A. in English and Philosophy, Canisius College

  • M.A. in English with Certificate in Teaching Writing, Indiana University

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