Dr. Sara Kajder is a faculty member in Language and Literacy Education at The University of Georgia and a consultant to K-12 school systems across the country. Her most recent research examines secondary English teacher practices and adolescent literacy identities, especially in dialogue with the use of digital tools and social media. The author of many peer-reviewed articles and books, her most recent title, Adolescents and Digital Literacies (NCTE), received the NCTE Britton Award in 2012.
Dr. Kajder is the immediate past chair of the Middle Level Section of NCTE and, since the fall of 2015, has collaborated with Dr. Shelbie Witte to coedit the NCTE journal Voices from the Middle. Kajder's work was recently recognized with the inaugural (2016) Divergent Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies, the 2016 Ocie Deckle Teaching Award, and the 2016 CEE/NTLI Fellowship.