Detra Price in her Ohio State office

Detra M. Price has been elected as the incoming vice president of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Price is a professor of teaching and learning and the executive director of digital education and innovation in teaching and learning in the College of Education and Human Ecology. 

She is an award-winning scholar, writer and editor whose work looks through ethnographic and sociocultural lenses to examine the intersections of critical literacy education, technology and equity-based curriculum development in pre-K–16 classrooms. 

“NCTE has been my professional home since I was an elementary classroom teacher,” Price said. “I am deeply honored for this opportunity to serve our vibrant community. The collective work we do at NCTE reflects our passion for learning and creates ripples that turn into waves of change.” 

Price’s research appears in academic journals, policy briefs and media outlets. Among her publications, she is:

  • Co-author of Advancing Racial Literacies in Teachers Education: Activism for Equity in the Digital Age
  • Editor of Racial Literacy: Implications for Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Policy, Volume 1
  • Co-editor of Black Girls’ Literacies: Transforming Lives and Literacy Practices

She brings expertise in literacy and technology research, having served in multiple roles in the field as well as in her career. She has been:

  • A member of the board of directors for the Literacy Research Association
  • Trustee for NCTE’s Research Foundation
  • Member of the NCTE Standing Committee for Research
  • Member of the NCTE Elementary Section Steering Committee
  • Chair of the NCTE Assembly for Research
  • Associate professor of education in the Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design Program at Teachers College, Columbia University  

“The council’s mission is a mirror to my own beliefs in the power of advocacy, in the transformative potential of partnerships with pre-K–12 schools and in the relentless pursuit of dismantling the barriers to literacy education that disproportionately impact learners from marginalized backgrounds,” Price said. 

“I am excited to learn more about the work our members are doing in their schools and communities as we reimagine the role of literacy in our rapidly changing society. Every book we read, every lesson we teach and every learner we inspire drives us closer to leveraging literacy as a catalyst for positive change in the world. Let’s go!” 

Price will join the NCTE Presidential Team that currently is President Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo, NCTE President-Elect Tonya B. Perry, NCTE Vice President Antero Garcia, and NCTE Past President María E. Fránquiz. Price will take office during the NCTE Annual Convention in November 2024. 

About NCTE: The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. 

As the nation’s oldest organization of pre-K through graduate school literacy educators, NCTE has a rich history of deriving expertise and advocacy from its members’ professional research, practice and knowledge. 

NCTE is the home of the Intellectual Freedom Center, the National Day on Writing®,, the Build Your Stack® initiative and NCTE Verse. 

NCTE supports nearly 20,000 teachers across the pre-K–college spectrum, with a mailing list of over 500,000, more than 100,000 followers on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) and more than 100,000 visitors in web traffic monthly. 

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