Dylan Teut currently serves as the executive director of the Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival, and has served as an instructor for literacy courses for undergraduate students at Concordia University, Nebraska. Dylan graduated with his B.S.Ed in 2012, and taught first grade for three years. During that time, he also planted the initiative for a literacy festival in IL. In 2015, Dylan graduated from Concordia University with his M.Ed. in Literacy Instruction with a literacy specialist diploma.
In July of 2015, Dylan moved from Illinois back to Seward where he served in an apprentice role for the 2015 Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival. In 2016, he assumed directorship.
Dylan is currently working on his PhD in Reading, Literacy, Instruction and Assessment through Walden University. Dylan has won numerous teaching awards, including WREX Teacher of the Week (2013), State of IL K-5 Reading Teacher of the Year (2014), and named to the International Literacy Association’s inaugural “30 Under 30” list in 2015.
Dylan serves on the National Board of Supervisors for the Mazza Museum of Children’s Book Art, a part of the University of Findlay in Findlay, OH and also on the National Mathical Book Award committee. He is a frequent conference presenter and has chaired panels and workshops for the International Literacy Association Annual Conference as well as the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference. He is a member of the ILA and the NCTE.
Dylan is an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Lincoln, NE where he leads the GriefShare ministry and serves as an organist.
Learn more about the Plum Creek festival at http://www.cune.edu/plumcreek!