New York State Reading Association
Board of Directors
Kirsten Burke Smith
Kirsten Burke SmithMembership
Joanne Joyner Wells - New York City
Melissa MacCormac - Long Island
Erin McClosky - Hudson Valley
Kathleen Hinchman - Central
Amy DeBlase - Western
Vacant - Eastern
Connie Martin - Southern
Shelley Fenton - North East
Vacant - North West
Affiliated with the International Literacy Association
“To promote a literate, democratic society valuing lifelong learning for its diverse cultures."
ARTICLE I: PREAMBLE
The New York State Reading Association shall contribute to the growth and welfare of local reading councils. It shall empower educators, inspire students, encourage leaders, and otherwise support, stimulate and inspire all activities concerned with improving reading/literacy programs and teaching procedures to make literacy accessible for all.
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE
The purposes of the New York State Reading Association shall be:
I. To promote the local councils by:
II. To promote reading/literacy by:
III. To serve as a spokesperson for the teaching of reading/literacy by:
IV. To promote and serve the needs and interests of reading/literacy professionals, including, but not limited to those personnel who meet the basic standards of preparation of a reading teacher, reading specialist, or literacy specialist.
(Revised Fall 2017 to align with ILA’s mission statement)