Jay Richards, Chairman & Editorial Committee Chair
Jay is the chair of the Editorial Committee and competition judges, and a member of the Executive Committee. He teaches English to 8th graders at Central Middle School in San Carlos, CA. A long-time teacher-consultant to the San Jose Area Writing Project, Jay is a frequent presenter on integrating reading, writing, and technology, including talks at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Conference and the National Board’s Teaching and Learning Conference in Washington, D.C. A contributing author to Teaching Writing Grades 7-12 in an Era of Assessment: Passsion and Practice, Jay’s work has also been published in NCTE journals English Journal and Voices from the Middle. He lives in San Carlos with his wife Marianne, also a teacher, and his three children.