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Heather Rocco serves as the K – 12 Supervisor of English Language Arts for the School District of the Chathams and an Associate Member of The Educator Collaborative, an education think tank that focuses on literacy instruction. Both professional opportunities allow her to pursue her commitment to creating learner-centered classrooms that honor students’ interests and learning needs. With over twenty years of literacy instruction expertise at the secondary level, Heather has worked as an ELA classroom teacher, supervisor, and education consultant in some of the highest performing schools in New Jersey.
Heather has served as Chair for the Conference on English Leadership and on the Executive Council of the National Council of Teachers of English. In 2016, the she was awarded the English Language Arts Educator of the Year by the NJCTE as well as the Governor’s Award for Arts Education from the State of New Jersey. Heather speaks and writes passionately about issues and trends affecting teachers, leaders, schools, and, most importantly, students. She has presented at national, state, and local conventions, including NCTE, ASCD, CEL, and NJPSA. Her work has been published in the English Leadership Quarterly, Educational Viewpoints, and the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English Journal.
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