Maryville Middle School English teacher Wesley Lombardo will be a speaker at the 2009 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual conference in Philadelphia, PA on Nov. 21.
Each year, the NCTE Annual Convention draws thousands of K-12 teachers, college faculty, administrators, and other educational professionals from around the world. They gather to hear award-winning speakers, attend idea-packed sessions, share best practices, participate in work-shops, and test the latest teaching materials.
At the conference, Lombardo will present during a panel session titled “The Paradox of Paradise: Fostering Environmental Awareness in the English Classroom.” An excerpt from the description of this session in the Convention Program reads: “Environmental education is not limited to the science classroom. This panel, a group of teachers ranging from rural middle schools to urban high schools, will discuss, both philosophically and practically, how you can use the existing material in your curriculum to foster environmental awareness and consciousness in the English classroom.”
The faculty and staff, administration, and Maryville City School Community are very proud of Mr. Lombardo and commend him on being selected to speak and share his educational expertise with other educators at this National event.