WHAT IS A COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR?
Community Ambassadors are NCTE members who advocate for and celebrate NCTE in social media spaces as well as on the ground at events, with a particular focus on supporting new NCTE members and early-career educators. They work to strengthen the community of NCTE members by offering opportunities to connect and engage with fellow members online in safe, supportive spaces; act as hosts and welcome members at local, affiliate, and national events; and make connections between resources and classroom practice. Community Ambassadors also open the proverbial doors of their classroom to the wider teacher community, sharing their experiences and offering a real-world view of what it looks like, feels like, and sounds like to be a literacy teacher today. This is a high-impact role that provides opportunities both to connect new members to NCTE and build community among current NCTE members. Above all, Community Ambassadors are enthusiastic about NCTE and want to share that passion with others.