Questions about Membership? Email our Membership Chairs

As ambassadors of the English/Language Arts Educational Field, KCTE members are advocates for students, teachers, and policy that supports best practices in our field. KCTE offers its members a unique opportunity to network and learn from other educators from around the state through professional learning sessions, cohorts, book studies, and social media. Board members collaborate with other professional organizations, such as the KY Reading Association (KRA) and our national affiliate, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), to craft white papers, advise legislators, and inform policy at the state and national level.  With member input, we can make a positive difference and elevate the profession!

In addition, KCTE members can nominate outstanding educators for recognition and awards, including classroom grants, in the following categories:

  • Teacher of the Year: elementary, middle, high, and college levels
  • Administrator of the Year
  • Service Award
  • Classroom Learning Award (grant)
  • Intellectual Freedom Award
  • Leadership Scholarship

Check out the Awards page for more information on these opportunities.

Membership in KCTE also includes:

  • Subscription to the Kentucky English Bulletin

  • Subscription to the KCTE/LA News
  • Opportunity to enter your students in the annual, state-wide essay contest (winners are published!)

KCTE also sponsors an annual conference each February for members and guests, and often a summer event that is discounted or free for members.

**  Regular membership in KCTE/LA is $30.00 per year and is $20 per year for students. Membership includes a subscription to the KEB and the KCTE/LA News. It is valid for one year from the date of payment.

You can register and pay online for membership using Submittable.

If you would rather pay by check or purchase order (or have difficulty with the credit card processing) you can print out this Registration Form to renew and/or register by mail. Forms paid by purchase order, requests for invoices, and any membership and/or registration questions should be directed to KCTE Co-Membership Chairs Kristie Ennis & Sarah Webster: or