Board of Directors

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Jill Lewis-Spector

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New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ, USA

Diane Barone

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University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV, USA

Marcie Craig Post

International Reading Association
Newark, DE, USA
Doug Fisher

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San Diego State University
San Diego, CA, USA
Rona Flippo

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University of Massachusetts
Boston, MA, USA
Shelley Stagg Peterson

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University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
Bernadette Dwyer

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St. Patrick's College
Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland
Laurie Elish-Piper

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Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, USA
Julianne Scullen

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Anoka-Hennepin School District
Andover, MN, USA
Donald Bear

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Iowa State University
Ames, IA, USA
Julie L. Coiro

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University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI, USA
Lori DiGisi

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Framingham Public Schools
Framingham, MA, USA
To request a Board Member to speak at a Council/Affiliate meeting please use this link:

IRA Board Member Request and Agreement Form

Board Elections

ILA Board Elections open on March 23, 2015

Approved Board Meeting Dates

October 23-24, 2014 Newark, DE
February 19-20, 2015 Newark, DE
May 7, 2015  
July 16, 2015 St. Louis, MO, Annual Conference

Board Minutes

Members: Please click here to login to access Board Minutes.

IRA Board Commitment

The IRA Board is committed to

  1. Managing the Association in a manner consistent with the mission and accepted standards for a non- profit organization
  2. Providing valued services to individual members, councils, and affiliates, leading to high levels of member satisfaction
  3. Maintaining and following a strategic plan
  4. Following established procedures to obtain the input of members, councils and affiliates on key issues
  5. Ensuring the financial viability of the organization
  6. Requiring indicators of progress and accountability for sponsored initiatives
  7. Being forward-looking with respect to digital tools for communication

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