The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

September 26, 2013

Selinsgrove Teacher to Present at National Conference and receive an Award


The Daily Item

— SELINSGROVE — English and humanities teacher, Harvey Edwards, received an invitation to the 103rd Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, which will be held in Boston, Nov. 22-25.

The proposal for the conference was selected from over 1,500 submitted from around the nation. The NCTE conference is themed “(Re) Inventing the Future of English.” The session will be on using music and movement to inform writing.

This will be his fourth presentation to his colleagues at the NCTE conference as he previously did so in Las Vegas in 2012, New York City in 2007 and Richmond, Va. in 2000. In 2010, he assisted in hosting the NCTE Conference in Philadelphia.

Edwards was also nominated by the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts and won the 2013 High School Teacher of Excellence Award sponsored by the Secondary Section of NCTE. He will receive the award at the Secondary Section Luncheon on Nov. 23.

Edwards is a member of the National Writing Project and instructor at the Invitational Summer Institute for Capital Area Writing Project at Penn State Harrisburg. In 2007, he was a Pennsylvania State Teacher of the Year finalist.

Edwards received his master of arts in humanities from the Capital Campus in 1992.