audreyNJCTE is excited to announce the election of Audrey Fisch as President.

Audrey serves as Professor of English at New Jersey City University where she has taught in both the English and Elementary and Secondary Education Departments for nearly twenty-five years. Until Fall 2017, she led the Secondary English Education Program as Coordinator. She also created, secured external funding for, and led the NJCU Teacher Training Program, placing NJCU students with an interest in education into long-term paid internships in schools where they serve as teaching assistants, tutors, and mentors for their younger peers.

Audrey has written and edited books about nineteenth-century literature and culture for Oxford, Cambridge and Helm publishers. She has also written extensively about pedagogy and education, including the book series, Using Informational Text, co-authored with NJCTE Board Member Susan Chenelle for Rowman and Littlefield. Susan and Audrey’s fourth and latest volume in the series, Using Informational Text to Teach The Great Gatsby, was just published in March 2018.

Audrey is thrilled to take the helm at NJCTE, following in the large footsteps of recent past presidents Susan Reese and Laura Nicosia. She hopes NJCTE will continue to fulfill its mission: “to offer a community of practices, research, and resources, providing access for diverse educators and students to create, collaborate, and lead in New Jersey and beyond.”

If you are interested in learning more about NJCTE, including our wonderful fall and spring conferences, our journal – New Jersey English Journal, our middle school and high school writing contests, and our many other activities devoted to “applying the power of language and literacy to pursue justice and equity for the students and teachers of New Jersey,” please see our website ( We are always interested in new members and people who want to join in the work of the organization. Feel free to reach out to Audrey at

New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, the New Jersey state affiliate of NCTE, the National Council of Teachers of English



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