Literacy Explosion

Sign your students up for VATE’S digital language arts festival where students can show their ELA skills.

It’s not too late!  Deadline extended to April 28, 2023!


VATE wants to recognize all the amazing English teachers in Virginia! Fill out this form to tell us about yourself or a colleague. Then we’ll feature you on our social media platforms.

Let’s remind everyone that VA teachers are AWESOME!

Click here to nominate an educator!


VATE recognizes Lyndsey Hess as our Feature Teacher this month.

Lyndsey is a veteran English teacher in Henrico County Public Schools. Her favorite quote comes from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and it reads:  “Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”  

2023 Conference

VATE is going to Camp Curious!  

Here is how you can support our campers.

Virginia English Journal

VEJ Call for Submissions:  Vol. 73, Issue 1:  Reading and Writing as Refuge and Discovery

“Poetry isn’t a profession, it’s a way of life. It’s an empty basket; you put your life into it and make something out of that.” -Mary Oliver

Call for Submissions

VATE’s Statement on Anti-Racism

In light of recent national examples of racism and discrimination in our country, Virginia Association of Teachers of English (VATE) is publishing this statement to affirm our commitment to working toward the eradication of racism, discrimination, and bigotry in the profession, in the preparation of teachers, and in the administrative decisions made in schools, especially in the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels and stands in support of the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) full statement on Anti-Racism to Support Teaching and Learning. 


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