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Emily Bartels, Beverly Moss, and Tom McKenna
Teaching and Learning across Difference: The Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN)  

How do free-verse poetry nights, donated pears, indigenous survival stories, graduate Shakespeare courses, and documentary film point toward a more just and equitable world? Anchored in graduate study at the Bread Loaf School of English, BLTN teachers in public schools across the U.S. and abroad share practice for transformative teaching and learning. Join Bread Loaf Teacher Network’s leaders to learn the enduring features and practices of a professional learning network focused on advocacy literacy and youth engagement. 

Emily C. Bartels (BA, Yale; PhD, Harvard) is dean of the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English and professor of English at Rutgers University (New Brunswick). A Shakespearean scholar specializing in representations of race, Emily came to BLSE in 1995 and, well, never went home.  

Beverly J. Moss (BA, Spelman; PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago) is director of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network and associate professor of English in the Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy program at The Ohio State University. Beverly’s scholarship and teaching focus on literacy in African American community contexts. She spent several years as a BLSE faculty member before transitioning to directing BLTN. 

Tom McKenna (BA, Middlebury; MA, Bread Loaf) is BLTN director of communications. Tom’s affiliation with BLTN spans 30 years, from his earliest years teaching in rural Alaska through later years in urban Alaska classrooms, school administration, and university teaching. 

Hosted by Sarah Stroup, associate professor of political science, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Advancement.

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