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.
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
Treasurer: Betsy Lawrence, Spokane Community College, Spokane, Washington October 2013 - October 2016
Web Tender: Tim Roe, 509-533-7327, Spokane Community College, Spokane, Washington October 2014 - October 2017
Members-at-Large: Annalee 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
2015 Conference Chairs: Jared 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!