TYCA-Pacific Northwest

Welcome! TYCA-Pacific Northwest is part of the College Section of the National Council of Teachers of English. We remain committed to our original purposes:

  • to provide professional activities for teachers in two-year colleges of the Pacific Northwest region;
  • to sponsor an annual conference on the teaching of English in two-year colleges in the region;
  • to encourage research, study and writing by teachers in two-year colleges (see links at our resources page);
  • to recognize excellence in teaching, we invite nominations for the Lisa Ede Teaching Excellence Award; two faculty, one full-time and one adjunct, may receive this award each year, which includes a cash grant of $500.

As the fastest-growing of the seven regions of the TYCA, we welcome your interest and invite your membership in the organization.

Dodie Forrest and Joy Barber
Chairs, Regional Executive Committee

To see the job descriptions for each position, click on the highlighted position title.

Permanent Positions:

Chairs: Dodie Forrest, Chair, 509-574-4822, Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, Washington  October 2013 - October 2016 and Joy Barber, Assistant Chair, 406-247-3075, City College at MSU Billings, Billings, Montana October 2012 - October 2015

Membership Chair : Barbara Simmons, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, Washington  October 2015 - October 2018

National Representative : Teresa Thonney, 509-542-5539, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, Washington  October 2015 - October 2018

Publications Co-Editors: Andrea Ascuena, 208-562-3309, College of Western Idaho, Nampa, Idaho and Joy Palmer, 208-562-3352, College of Western Idaho, Nampa, Idaho October 2015 - October 2018  

Secretary  Travis Margoni, 509-574-4823, Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, WA  October 2015 - October 2018

TreasurerBetsy Lawrence, Spokane Community College, Spokane, Washington October 2013 - October 2016

Web TenderTim Roe, 509-533-7327, Spokane Community College, Spokane, Washington October 2014 - October 2017

Members-at-LargeAnnalee Kodman, 509-542-5515, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, Washington October 2013 - October 2016 and Aylen Rounds, Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA October 2013 - October 2016

One-Year Positions:

2015 Conference ChairsJared Anthony and Ryan Simmons, program co-chairs, and Alexis Nelson, local arrangements chair, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, Washington

We would like to recognize the valuable colleagues who are hosting the 2015 joint conference between TYCA-PNW and PNWCA at Spokane Falls Community College.

Thank you, Jared, Ryan, and Alexis!