Board of Directors


Maureen McLaughlin

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East Stroudsburg
University of Pennsylvania
Heather I. Bell

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Rosebank School
Auckland, New Zealand
Steven L. Layne

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Judson University
Elgin, IL, USA
William H. Teale

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University of Illinois
Chicago, IL, USA

Jill Lewis-Spector

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New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ, 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

Carrice Cummins

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Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA, USA
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

Marcie Craig Post

International Reading Association
Newark, DE, USA
To request a Board Member to speak at a Council/Affiliate meeting please use this link:

IRA Board Member Request and Agreement Form

Approved Board Meeting Dates

2013-2014   2014-2015
May 8, 2014 New Orleans, LA October 24-25, 2014 Newark, DE
    February 20-21, 2015 Newark, DE
    July 17, 2015 Newark, DE

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

Board Minutes

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