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English Language Arts Council

Link to English Language Arts Council website


The English Language Arts Council (ELAC) believes that students explore and explain their inner and outer worlds through language and that the role of the teacher is to enhance each student's learning in the language arts. To facilitate this, the Council strives to improve language arts teaching at all levels.


The ELAC encourages members to share ideas in order to become better informed about current practices in teaching language arts. Thus, the Council acts as a liaison with regional councils throughout the province as well as with national and international organizations, such as the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). ELAC provides opportunities for learning and implementing classroom strategies as well as information about evolving technology. In addition, ELAC provides a forum for the expression of concerns and ideas related to English language arts.

ELAC sponsors an annual conference and assists with joint council and regional conferences. In addition, ELAC sponsors an annual writing competition for all levels and publishes the winning works in a yearly publication.


The ELAC publishes the Alberta Voices journal.

Council Fees

Category Fee
Regular Membership $35
Student Membership $0
Life Membership $35
Subscriptions $40

Contact information for the executive members of the English Language Arts Council is provided to assist the ATA in conducting its professional and business affairs.

Upcoming Conference(s)/Congrès à venir

There are no upcoming conferences currently scheduled./Il n'y a aucun congrès de prévu en ce moment.

English Language Arts Council

Council Executive/Comité exécutif

Chandra Hildebrand
Phone (bus): 780-479-1991 
Fax: 780-474-3154
Jen Bartlett
Phone (bus): 403-619-0674 
Vic Mensch
Phone (bus): 780-674-8500 
Fax: 780-674-3262
Editor, Alberta Voices
Amanda Thomson
Phone (bus): 780-429-8639 
ATA Staff Advisor
Dan Coles
Phone (bus): 587-341-4206 OR 1-800-232-7208 
PEC Liaison
Jason Schilling
Phone (bus): 403-380-7039 
Fax: 780-455-6481