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					TENNESSEE READING ASSOCIATION

Literacy: Uniting Community, Family, and School




              HANDBOOK
       MONTGOMERY BELL STATE PARK
           LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
               JULY 14 & 15, 2011




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                      Table of Contents
Section I:……………………………………………………………....Pages 5-10
           Purposes
           Goals
           Historical Facts
                 TRA Founders
                 TRA Past Coordinators
                 TRA Past Presidents

Section II:……………………………………………………………Pages11-20

         Board of Directors
              TRA Officers
              Board Members
              Editors
              State Committee Chairpersons
              Active Past Presidents and Coordinators
              Local Council Presidents
         Committee Liaisons
         Important Dates to Remember

Section III:…………………………………………………………Pages 21-40
            TRA Scholarships, Grants and Awards
                 Annual TRA Awards
                 Tennessee Improvement in Reading Grants
                 Academic Scholarship Application
                 State Conference Scholarship Application
                 Community Service Project Grants
                 Celebrate Literacy Awards Program
                 Support Storytelling Grants

Section IV:…………………………………………………………Pages 41-50
           IRA Honor Council Guidelines
           I RA Scholarships, Grants and Awards
           IRA Staff Information

Section V:………………………………………………………….Pages 51-57
           Local Council Leaders At-A-Glance

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Section VI:………………………………………………………..Pages 59-73
           Bylaws

Section VII:……………………………………………………..Pages 77-102
            Policy Handbook

Section VIII:…………………………………………………....Page 103-117
            TRA Leadership Directory




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TENNESSEE READING ASSOCIATION
          HANDBOOK




         Section I
             Purposes
               Goals
          Historical Facts




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                                    Purposes

 To form a partnership with the International Reading Association by promoting
  membership and participating in IRA sponsored council activities.

 To encourage the study of reading problems at all educational levels.

 To stimulate and promote research in developmental, creative, corrective and
  remedial reading.

 To study the various factors that influence progress in reading.

 To publish the results of pertinent and significant factors that influence progress in
  reading.

 To assist in the development of improved teacher-training programs.

 To act as a clearinghouse for information relating to reading.

 To disseminate knowledge helpful for solving problems related to reading.

 To sponsor conferences and meetings.

   To promote mutual understanding and cooperation among educators in elementary
    school, middle/junior high school, high school, special areas, college, and
    leadership positions.




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                                             Goals
                                  Goal 1: Lifelong Literacy
   To promote and encourage the growth of reading as a lifelong accomplishment for the citizenry
    of Tennessee, the United States, and the world.

   To promote and encourage the growth of literacy on all levels by networking with other
    professional organizations and the State Department of Education.

   To form partnerships with business and industry and other non-educational organizations to
    promote family and workplace literacy.

   To address the problems facing literacy through classroom teachers.

   To encourage research, the work of appropriate standing committees, and grants to classroom
    teachers.


                             Goal 2: Professional Development

   To encourage the professional growth of educators in the area of literacy, especially reading.

   To maintain a recognition program for members for outstanding service to TRA, IRA, and the
    local councils.

   To support local councils by acting as a resource for program planning, problem solving, and
    membership growth and development.


                                       Goal 3: Advocacy

   To promote policies, practices, and procedures that support literacy.

   To foster partnerships with organizations which share an interest in promoting literacy and
    related educational issues.


                                        Goal 4: Awards

   To continue to complete requirements for the following awards:
       Award of Excellence
       President’s Award
       President’s Club
       Student Membership Achievement Award




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                                    Historical Facts

The Tennessee Council of the international Reading Association was organized on August 6, 1966,
at the Child Study Center, Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Donald Neville was the
State Organizational Chairman.

                       Tennessee Reading Association Founders
       Donald Neville                                          Nashville
       Mildred Freeman                                         Nashville
       Mildred Chapman                                         Chattanooga
       David Wetzel                                            Knoxville
       Sophia Brotherton                                       Memphis
       Martha Monroe                                           Nashville
       William Maggart                                         Nashville

              Past Tennessee Reading Association State Coordinators
1966-1969            Donald Neville                                    Nashville
1969-1972            Mary Tom Berry                                    Murfreesboro
1972-1974            Emma Rutledge                                     Nashville
1974-1979            Mildred Chapman                                   Chattanooga
1979-1981            Mitchell Wright                                   Franklin
1981-1987            J. Estill Alexander                               Knoxville
1987-1997            Hoyte Snow                                        Brentwood
1997-2002            Elinor Ross                                       Cookeville
2002-2007            Ann Harris                                        Clarksville

                   Past Tennessee Reading Association Presidents
1966-1967            Mary Tom Berry                                    Murfreesboro
1967-1968            Sophia Brotherton                                 Memphis
1968-1969            Evelyn Orr                                        Chattanooga
1969-1970            Polly Hargrove                                    Memphis
1970-1971            Emma Rutledge                                     Nashville
1971-1972            Mildred Chapman                                   Chattanooga
1972-1973            Brenda Kolker                                     Knoxville
1973-1974            Walter Helms                                      Jackson
1974-1975            Elizabeth Brashears                               Murfreesboro
1975-1976            J. Estill Alexander                               Knoxville
1976-1977            Betty Denton                                      Trenton
1977-1978            Mitchell Wright                                   Franklin
1978-1979            Jewell Rudicil                                    Chattanooga
1979-1980            Robert Kaiser                                     Memphis
1980-1981            Helen Brown                                       Nashville
1981-1982            Elizabeth Hyder Vines                             Jonesboro
1982-1983            Martha Ann Dulin                                  Memphis
1983-1984            Hoyte Snow                                        Nashville
1984-1985            Edna Minaya                                       Nashville

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            Past Tennessee Reading Association Presidents
                                 continued


1985-1986    Elinor Ross                             Cookeville
1986-1987    Linda Knowles                           Chattanooga
1987-1988    Betty Roe                               Crossville
1988-1989    Judith Cannizzaro                       Nashville
1989-1990    Mildred Wade                            Harriman
1990-1991    Peggy Wright                            Chattanooga
1991-1992    Kay Watts                               Memphis
1992-1993    Carolyn McCarter                        Morristown
1993-1994    Lillian Ward                            Hendersonville
1994-1995    Richard Potts                           Memphis
1995-1996    Julia Olive                             Chattanooga
1996-1997    Sharon Lassiter                         Arrington
1997-1998    Carolyn Ingram                          Cleveland
1998-1999    Clementine Chamberlain                  Nashville
1999-2000    Mary Pullen                             Memphis
2000-2001    Valerie Copeland-Rutledge               Chattanooga
2001-2002    Sandy Smith                             Cookeville
2002-2003    Vickie Manus                            Clarksville
2003-2004    Randall Kincaid                         Sevierville
2004-2005    Margaret Deitrich                       Clarksville
2005-2006    Helen Johnson                           Georgetown
2006-2007    Cathy Moran                             Cookeville
2007-2008    Delise Sanders                          Hendersonville
2008-2009    Kristen Pennycuff Trent                 Knoxville
2009-2010    Jana Crosby                             Nashville
2010-2011    Melissa Brock                           Nashville




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TENNESSEE READING ASSOCIATION
          HANDBOOK




             Section II
    2011 – 2012 Board of Directors
                State Officers
               Board Members
                   Editors
          Committee Chairpersons
   Active Past Presidents and Coordinators
          Local Council Presidents

        Committee Liaisons
    Important Dates to Remember




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 2011-2012 Board of Directors
2011-2012 State Officers
President .............................................................................................. Deborah Setliff
President-Elect .................................................................................. Kathy Brashears
Vice President ................................................................................ Deborah Newman
Corresponding Secretary ........................................................................ Nancy Carter
Recording Secretary ................................................................................. Angel Viera
Treasurer .......................................................................................... Lou Ann Walker
Treasurer-Elect..............................................................................Sandra Smith-Hitt

2011-2012 Board Members

Membership Director ................................................................................. Jill Barnett
Parliamentarian.......................................................................................Nancy Smith
State Coordinator ................................................................................ Randy Kincaid
Deputy State Coordinators ..................................................................... Betty Denton
       ........................................................................................................ Elinor Ross
       .................................................................................................... Vickie Manus
       ..........................................................................................................Kay Watts
Immediate Past President .................................................................... Melissa Brock




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Editors
Journal Editor .............................................................. Benita Bruster, Tennessee Reading Teacher

Newsletter Editor .......................................................................... Brooke Brown, Reading Matters

Home Page Editors ............................................................................. Julie Baker & Jeremy Wendt



TRA Committee Chairs
    Ad Hoc: Adolescent Literacy…………………………………………….. Janet Isbell
    Archives……………………………………………………………. Margaret Deitrich
    Audit……………………………………………………………………. Brooke Blair
    Awards…………………………………………………………………. Betty Denton
    Budget……………………………………………………………… Lou Ann Walker
    Bylaws and Policies………………………………………………… Deborah Newman
    Celebrate Literacy……………………………………………………… Katie Pattullo
    Community Projects……………………………………………………. Susan Woods
    Council Support………………………………………………………..                                                     Sonja Glaser
    Ad Hoc: Diversity……………………………………………………..                                                    Sharon Yates
    Executive…………………………………………………………….. Deborah Setliff
    Exemplary Reading……………………………………………………… Mary Pullen
    Family Literacy…………………………………………………………. Ina Maxwell
    Honor Council………………………………………………………. Melanie Collins
    Hospitality…………………………………………………………… Sophia Birdwell
    Intellectual Freedom……………………………………………………… Lance Jasitt
    International Programs……………………………………………. Beverly Boulware
    Legislative…………………………………………………………. Carnella Mitchell
    Long Range Planning…………………………………………………. Melissa Brock
    Membership………………………………………………………………. Jill Barnett
    Newspaper in Education……………………………………………… Monica Ingram
   TEA Liaison……………………………………………………………… Jenny Miller
    Nominating……………………………………………………………. Melissa Brock
    Publications………………………………………………………………… Mike Roe
           Journal Editor…………………………………………………. Benita Bruster

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                Newsletter Editor……………………………………………… Brooke Brown
                Home Page Editors……………………………. Julie Baker & Jeremy Wendt

     Promotion of Reading……………………………………………… Jeanne McGeHee
     Publicity………………………………………………………………… Leah Sanders
     Scholarship Committee…………………………………………….. Cindi McPherson
     Scrapbook ………………………………………………………………. Jenny Miller
     Speaker’s Bureau………………………………………………………….. Betty Roe
     Studies and Research………………………………………….                                                         Rachel Flynn-Hopper
     Support Storytelling…………………………………………………. Shirley Holladay
     Honorary-IRA Awards……………………………………………….. Randy Kincaid

Active Past Presidents and Coordinators
Jana Crosby                                                      Mary Pullen
Betty Denton                                                     Betty Roe
Margaret Deitrich                                                Elinor Ross
Randy Kincaid                                                    Delise Sanders
Vickie Manus                                                     Hoyte Snow
Cathy Moran                                                      Kay Watts
  Note: Active according to the TRA Bbylaws means that past presidents and coordinators have attended at least two
                                       TRA board meetings in previous year



Local Council Presidents
Allie Lou Felton Gilbreath .......................................................................................... Karin J. Keith
Benton ........................................................................................................................ Judy Matheny
Cheatham County .............................................................................................. Mary Ellen doValle
Lakeway ....................................................................................................................... Jenny Wyatt
Mary Tom Berry ........................................................................................................... Dulcie Heim
Mid Cumberland ...............................................................................................................................
Middle Tennessee ............................................................................................... Sandra Smith-Hitt
Mossy Creek ..............................................................................................................Susan Roberts
Mountain Heritage ............................................................................................................................
North Central ................................................................................................................ Mary Truka
Red Clay ...................................................................................................................William Kamm
Sevier County ........................................................................................................... Randy Kincaid
Smoky Mountain .............................................................................. Liz Norton & Wendy Hansard
Tennessee Tech ............................................................................................................. Kim Wright
West Tennessee .......................................................................................................... Diana Conroy
Wilson County .............................................................................................................Nancy Smith



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                  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
            LIAISONS FOR STATE COMMITTEES
Deborah Setliff, President
                                   Awards                   Executive
                                   Honor Council            Family Literacy
                                   Home Page                Publications
                                   Nominating               Scrapbook
                                   Promotion of Reading

Kathy Brashears, President–Elect
                                   Audit/Budget             Celebrate Literacy
                                   Diversity                Legislative
                                   Publicity                Support Storytelling
                                   State Conference         Hospitality
                                   International            Exemplary Reading


Deborah Newman, Vice President
                                   Archives                 Membership
                                   Rules and Bylaws         Studies & Research
                                   Newspaper in Education   Adolescent Literacy
                                   Conference Advisory      Speaker’s Bureau
                                   Intellectual Freedom     Scholarship




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                          DATES TO REMEMBER
                                2011-2012
TRA Scholarship, Grant and Award Opportunities:

Conference Scholarship        September 15, 2012         Send to: Cindi McPherson
                                                         1616 Oak Street
                                                         Morristown,TN 37813
                                                         cmcpherson@hcboe.net


Reading Improvement           January 31, 2012           Send to: Jeanne McGehee
Grant                                                    2808 Lower Walkers Creek
                                                         Goodlesville, TN 37072
                                                         jeannemcgehee@yahoo.com

TRA Membership Grant           February 1, 2012            Send to: Jill Barnett
                                                           212 West Main Street,
                                                           P.O. Box 112
                                                           Camden, TN 38320
                                                   tn.read.assoc.membership@gmail.com


Celebrate Literacy            Postmark by:               Send to: Katie Pattullo
                              March 15, 2012             3357 Harpeth Springs Drive
                                                         Nashville, TN 37221
                                                         kathryn.pattullo@mnps.org

Newspaper in Education Week   March 1, 2012              Mail to: Monica Ingram
                                                         150 Freeland Road
                                                         Portland, TN 37148
                                                         mli2138@aol.com

Honor Council                                            Online to IRA

Community Service Grant       March 10, 2012             Send to: Susan Woods
                                                         P.O. Box 276
                                                         Camden, TN 38320
                                                         woodsbob@bellsouth.net

Support Storytelling          April 1, 2012              Email to: Shirley Holladay
                                                                holladays@tds.net

Awards                        June 1, 2012               Send to: Betty Denton
                                                         115 Dyer Highway
                                                         Trenton, TN 38382
                                                         bdenton@trentonspeed.com


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Academic Scholarship               June 1, 2012              Send to: Cindi McPherson
                                                             1616 Oak Street
                                                             Morristown,TN 3781
                                                             cmcpherson@hcboe.net



            Important Dates for Membership Development
                              2011-2012
October 15, 2011
       First membership report for all councils

January 15, 2012
       Mid-year membership report for all councils.

February 1, 2012
       Final draft of membership grant proposal due

February, 2012
       Membership Grants awarded at board meeting

March 15, 2012
      Final membership report for all councils.




                        PUBLICATION DEADLINES
                               2011-2012

Reading Matters                    September 15, 2011   Email to: Brooke Brown
Newsletter Articles                January 23, 2012         bbrown@tntech.edu
                                   April 23, 2012     *Put TRA in subject line*

Tennessee Reading Teacher Accepted all year            Email to: Benita Bruster
                                                              brusterb@apsu.edu




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                        2011-2012
            TRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS

July 15, 2011       Montgomery Bell State Park              Meeting at 11:00 a.m.
                          1020 Jackson Hill Road
                          Burns, TN, 37029
                          (615) 797-3101

December 4, 2011    Embassy Suites Hotel                   Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
                          1200 Conference Center Boulevard
                          Murfreesboro, TN 37129
                          (615) 890-4464

February 18, 2012   Granny White Church of Christ           Meeting at 9:30 a.m.
                          3805 Granny White Pike
                          Nashville, TN 37204

April 14, 2012            Granny White Church of Christ     Meeting at 9:30 a.m.
                          3805 Granny White Pike
                          Nashville, TN 37204




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     WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE DATES
             TO REMEMBER
July 14 & 15, 2011                    TRA Field Leaders Workshop
                                      Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN


December 4 - 6, 2011                  Tennessee State Conference
                                      Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

April 29 – May 3, 2012                57th Annual IRA Convention
                                      Chicago, Illinois



       Note: All regional conferences have been cancelled until further notice.




       Literacy: Uniting Community, Family, and School




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TENNESSEE READING ASSOCIATION
          HANDBOOK




             Section III

      TRA Scholarships, Grants and Awards




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   Congratulations to the
Tennessee Reading Association
    Local Honor Councils

   IRA Honor Councils 2011-2012

Information not available at time of publication




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                                       Annual Awards
                                                of the
                            Tennessee Reading Association
I. Individual Awards
   Each year the past President of the TRA will be awarded a plaque in recognition of his/her
    service to this professional organization.
   The TRA Individual Awards are the President’s Award, Distinguished Professor’s Award,
    Reading Teacher of the Year Award, the Walter Helm’s Service Award, and the Literacy Award
   Nominations for other awards should be presented in writing to the Awards Committees before
    the summer board meeting each year. Written nominations should include a description of the
    individual’s contributions to the profession. Nominations should be based on outstanding
    contributions in one or more of the following areas:
        International Reading Association
        State Council
        Local Council
        Professional Field
   The TRA Awards Committee will review nominations and this group will determine selections.
    As a general rule, no more than five individual awards will be presented each calendar year.
II. Group Awards
Nominations for group awards (i.e. school boards, clubs, civic groups, newspapers, other
professional organizations, etc.) should be presented in writing. Nominations should be a clear
description of the group’s contributions to one or more of the following:
        International Reading Association
        State Council
        Local Council
        Professional Field
        Community At Large
No specific form is suggested. The TRA Awards Committee will review nominations and this
group will determine selections. Due to the unique nature of the category, such awards will be
highly restrictive.
III. A Council Award
Local councils may be recognized for outstanding achievements and receive a merit award by
completion of 80 percent of the criteria identified. (See the questionnaire approved for this
purpose). The criteria are related to the following:
        Procedures (50%)
        Items related to the professional growth of the membership (25%)
        Items related to the contributions to reading programs in the schools of Tennessee (25%)
Applications should be received in writing to the TRA Awards Committee and should be filed with
the committee chair by July 1 of each year. The committee will make evaluations during the
summer board meeting. The committee will notify the local councils receiving the award and
certificates will be presented to a designated representative of the council at the next annual reading
conference. A certificate will also be given to the immediate past president, under whose leadership
the council attained the highest level of achievement.

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          APPLICATION TO COUNCIL AWARD OF MERIT
                        SUBMIT TO TRA AWARDS COMMITTEE
               (Information should be based on activities from the preceding year.)


A.    PROCEDURES (Evaluation – 50%)

1.    Did council complete membership drive by October 31?

2.    Were dues sent to the membership co-chairman by October 31?

3.    Was the council organization completed (i.e., officers, committees) and in operation by September
      15?

4.    Did the local council have a board meeting by September 15?

5.    Were committee chairpersons and officers appointed and notified prior to the first board meeting?

6.    Is there evidence on file with the local council president that each committee has met and is
      functioning?

7.    Did officers and committee chairpersons file reports by designated deadlines?

8.    Did the council have appropriate representation (the president or a designated representative) at all
      state board meetings?

9.    Have at least two articles from local council members been submitted to the Tennessee Reading
      Teacher?

10.   Was a report sent to the TRA newsletter for each publication?

11.   Have there been at least three council meetings during the school year?

12.   Did the council have an appropriate number affiliated with the national organization, IRA? (12-99
      members – 50%); 100-499 members – 35%; 500-999 – 30%; over 1,000 members – 20%)

13.   Is membership in the local council encouraged by the professional growth activities of the council?

14.   Did the council demonstrate efforts to promote the field of reading through community
      involvement?

B.    PROGRAM (Evaluation – 25% for each of the following)

1.    What major contributions have been made by the council during the school year that promoted
      professional growth of the members?



2.    How has the council contributed specifically to the development of a more effective reading program
      in the schools of Tennessee? (i.e., leadership, public relations, certification of teachers, workshops
      and conferences, etc.). Use additional pages if necessary.



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           TENNESSEE READING IMPROVEMENT GRANTS


What:
TRI grants of up to $400 will be given by the Tennessee Reading Association for the purpose of
improving reading instruction.

The applicant must submit an idea for improving reading instruction by experimenting with new
techniques and/or materials, developing innovative programs or whatever the chosen proposals
require.



Who:
The applicant must be a Tennessee educator who is a member of the International Reading
Association at all levels (IRA, TRA, and a local council). Former recipients are eligible to re-apply
after five years.



How:
An application form can be obtained from the local reading council president, or requested from:
      TRA TRI GRANTS
      c/o Jeanne McGehee
      2808 Lower Walkers Creek
      Goodlettsville, TN 37072
      jeannemcgehee@yahoo.com

The complete application should be emailed or mailed to the above address, postmarked no later
than January 31, 2012. A committee of TRA members will review the proposals and make their
selections. Grants will be awarded in April 2012.

Proposals will be carried out within a time frame determined by the applicant. Proposals, including
the final report, must be concluded by May 2012.

Grantee responsibilities are as follows:
 Keep receipts from expenses and return unused funds to TRA.
 Prepare a short final report.
 Share final results by being interview for possible article, writing an article, or making a
   presentation at a TRA conference.




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                   TENNESSEE READING ASSOCIATION
                          GRANT PROPOSAL

Grant recipients must be members of local, state, and international organizations (must be member
of all three organizations). Former grant recipients are eligible to re-apply after five years.

Do not put your name, the name or location of your school, or anything else that might identify you
on the grant proposal.

Include the following information on a separate sheet:
       Name
       Address
       Home Phone
       School
       Local Council and Number
       IRA Membership Number
       Letter from your Council President stating that you are a member

Please limit your proposal to three pages or less.
1.     What is the primary focus of your proposal to improve reading?
2.     What are your specific goals?
3.     Summarize your proposal plans in one or two paragraphs.
4.     How many students will be affected by this proposal?
5.     How will you determine if your project was successful?
6.     What is the time frame for this project?
7.     Itemize your budget to the best of your ability.
8.     How are you willing to share your results with other TRA members (summary in “Reading
       Matters”, summary in the Tennessee Reading Teacher, presenting at a state conference)?

Please type the answers to these               questions    on   separate   sheets    and   email:
jeannemcgehee@yahoo.com or mail to:
             Jeanne McGehee
             2808 Lower Walkers Creek
             Goodlettsville, TN 37072


       Deadline: Grant proposal must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2012.
                           A committee will read your proposal.




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           ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

This $500 scholarship is available to any and all students who qualify.           The
scholarship is for one year and is non-renewable.



Criteria for Eligibility:
1.    College junior, senior, or graduate student.
2.    Undergraduate Major: Education, with an interest in reading education.
      Graduate Major: Education, with a reading concentration.
3.    Grade point average of 3.0/B or better.
4.    Must be a member of a local council.
5.    Must be a member of Tennessee Reading Association.
6.    Application must be received by June 1, 2012.

Procedure:
1.   Complete the application form on the following page.
2.   Submit proof of academic standing: copy of most recent transcript. (A student
     copy will meet this requirement.)
3.   Submit a word-processed, original response to the following topic: Why do
     you want to learn more about literacy instruction?
     a.    Response should be limited to two double-spaced pages.
     b.    Response must be signed by the applicant.
4.   Submit a completed Reference Form.
5.   Email or mail all materials, postmarked no later than June 1, 2012, to:

              Cindi McPherson
              1616 Oak Street
              Morristown,TN 37813
              cmcpherson@hcboe.net

6.      Decision date will be July 2012.



                  A screening committee will review each application.
                      Decisions made by the committee are final.
     All submitted materials are the property of the Tennessee Reading Association.




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                GENERAL INFORMATION
       AND CERTIFICATION OF ACADEMIC STANDING
                                     Personal Information
Name           ___________________________________________________________________

Address        ___________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip         _____________________________________________________________

Institution of Current Enrollment      ____________________________________________

Major and/or Concentration       __________________________________________________


                               Certificate of Academic Standing
I certify that _________________________________________________ is currently enrolled at
                                       (Applicant’s Name)
___________________________________ and has a current overall GPA of __________.
               (Institution)



Date   _________________ Faculty Advisor Signature               ______________________________

                                         Reference Form
                                (To be completed by a faculty member.)

Name of Applicant____________________________________________________________

A.     Name of sponsoring faculty member or chair of applicant’s major program:
       ________________________________________________________________________

B.     Position and Department _______________________________________________

C.     Institution     ____________________________________________________________
       Address         ____________________________________________________________
       City, State, Zip      ______________________________________________________

D.     Is the applicant enrolled in a degree program?       Yes ________   No __________

E.     How long have you known this applicant?________________________________

F.     In what capacity have you known this applicant?___________________________

Date   _________________                        Signature        ______________________________




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         TRA STATE CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP
                    APPLICATION


This scholarship, in the amount of up to $250, is available to any and all educators
who qualify. The scholarship is for one conference and is non-renewable. Award
recipients may apply funds to the following purposes:
       Full Conference Registration
       Hotel Accommodations (receipts must be submitted)
       Travel (receipts must be submitted)


Criteria for Eligibility:
1.    Professional educator.
2.    Must be a member of a local council.
3.    Must be a member of Tennessee Reading Association.
4.    Application must be received by September 15, 2011.


Procedure:
1.   Complete the attached application form.
2.   Submit a Reference Form.
3.   Submit a word-processed, original response to the following topic: Why do
     you believe it is important that you attend this conference, and how will the
     information/experience/ideas you gain be reflected in your professional
     activities?
     a.     Response should be limited to two double-spaced pages.
     b.     Response must be signed by applicant.
4.   Decision date will be October 15, 2011.
5.   Mail all materials, postmarked no later than September 15, 2012, to:

            Cindi McPherson
            1616 Oak Street
            Morristown,TN 37813
            cmcpherson@hcboe.net




                A screening committee will review each application.
                       The decision of the committee is final.
   All submitted materials are the property of the Tennessee Reading Association.


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            TRA STATE CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP
                     REFERENCE FORM
                                     (Please print or keyboard.)




Name of Applicant    ______________________________________________________


Address        __________________________________________________________________


City, State, Zip     ____________________________________________________________


Name and Number of Sponsoring Reading Council ____________________________


Name of Person Providing Reference __________________________________________


How long have you known this applicant?     ____________________________________


In what capacity have you known this applicant?      _______________________________


In your opinion, would new knowledge be reflected in this person’s professional activities
following this conference?
                                            ________ Yes                 ________ No




Date   _________________                     Signature        ______________________________




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        TRA Community Service Project Grant Application
                         2011-2012
Name of person making application:

Name of local council:

Contact information (e-mail &/or phone #):

1. Briefly describe your project.



2. How many students (people) were impacted by your project?



3. Were other community groups involved in carrying out this project? If
   so, identify them and describe their role.



4. What expenses were incurred? Tell the amount and for what.




 This application should be postmarked by March 10th. Mail or e-mail to:
            Susan Woods, 710 Little Jim Dr., Camden, TN 38320
                        woodsbob@bellsouth.net


  Also, the IRA Local Council Community Service Award application must be postmarked by October 31 and
  received by November 7. That application is on the IRA website, listed in the alphabetical listing of awards
                                             under L for Local.




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                            TENNESSEE READING ASSOCIATION
                                     Elizabeth Brashears
                              Celebrate Literacy Award Program


DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked by March 15.

1. The local council may submit up to a maximum of fourteen books from its local Celebrate
Literacy Program to the state contest. The books may be selected from any classroom in any school
system (public or private) in the state of Tennessee. Books by home-schooled students must be sent
to the local council to be judged. Each book must have an official TRA entry blank, properly
signed, to be eligible for state awards.

2. Local councils are encouraged to grant “Celebrate Literacy” awards within the local setting.
Participating teachers do not have to be members of TRA, but all entries must be screened by local
councils and must be accompanied by an official entry blank for entering the contest. (For home-
school entries, see #1)

3. Acceptable genres include original tales, personal narratives, fables, allegories, parables, legends,
biographical sketches, and tall tales. Poetry is not included, but narrative verse may rhyme. Entries
may not include the use of story starters.

4. Books will be judged using the attached rubric for creativity and originality; grammar,
mechanics, and spelling; sentence development, sensory detail, and word choice; outer appearance;
and inner appearance. The judges’ decision is final.

5. Tennessee Reading Association awards will be given in four categories: gold, silver, bronze, and
honorable mention. In the case of multiple authorship, one award will be given to each author.

6. The books are to be durably, securely, and neatly bound. Book covers/bindings will be evaluated
on overall attractiveness, quality, neatness, and use of binding materials.

7. Stories may be typed. If handwritten, authors are encouraged to use ink or colored pencils rather
than lead/graphite pencils.

8. Artwork is optional. Illustrations, photographs, and/or computer generated or imported visuals
may be included.

9. ALL WORK MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE AUTHOR, including the binding when
possible. Written pieces must be entirely original. Adults MAY NOT type, revise, edit, design, or
tamper with the author’s book design, writing, or illustrations in any way. To do so constitutes
fraud. Adults maintain the role of consultant to the author through such strategies as conferences or
Author’s Chair. Adults may ask questions and elicit information from the author concerning the
writing in progress or any part of the creation of the book. However, the author makes the final
decision regarding the manuscript, from the selection of topic to the final draft. The use of
technology must be executed by the author. ADULTS MAY NOT TYPE, WORD PROCESS,
OR COMPUTER GENERATE FOR THE AUTHORS.

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In the case of very young or severely challenged children, adults may underwrite if it is necessary
for the reader’s comprehension. Entries submitted in Braille or in a language other than English
require a translation that understandably may be scribed by someone other than the author.

10. Invented spellings are acceptable. Use common sense in helping the author use conventional
spelling. If the invented spelling is one commonly used at the author’s age, then it is acceptable in
the final manuscript.

11. All entries are to first be judged at the local council level by a designated deadline (to be
established by the local council). Local council chairpersons are to forward no more than fourteen
entries to the state chairperson whose address is listed below. The postmark deadline for state
entries is March 15. The deadline will not be extended due to weather.

12. Local Celebrate Literacy chairpersons should mail entries in a sturdy box so that the books can
be returned in the same box. Please enclose a list of the student entries (student names and book
titles), as well as the chairperson’s name, return address, and email address. It is recommended that
the books be sent via registered mail or in a fashion that allows easy tracking by the USPS.

13. Books and awards will be brought to the April TRA Board meeting for local council
representatives to pick up. Those not picked up will be mailed the following Monday.


                 Celebrate Literacy 2011- 2012 Chairperson: Kathryn Pattullo

                                         Mail Entries to:
                                         Kathryn Pattullo
                                    3357 Harpeth Springs Drive
                                       Nashville, TN 37221




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                                  Celebrate Literacy Rubric


Book               GOLD               SILVER              BRONZE            HONORABLE
Code                 3                   2                   1               MENTION

ORGANIZATION    Exceptional         Adequately        Underdeveloped,          Lacking
    AND         development         developed           lacking in          completeness
DEVELOPMENT    Organized with                          organization        and/or confusing
  OF STORY       Beginning,                                                  to the reader
                Middle, End

 CREATIVITY/     Creativity          Somewhat            Commonly           Story a retelling
 ORIGINALITY      sparkles            creative        chosen theme for     of a TV program,
                  Exhibits         and/or original      age of writer        movie, comic
                 originality                                                   book, etc.

    AGE        Very few or no       Some errors         Several errors      Multiple errors
APPROPRIATE        errors
 GRAMMAR,
 MECHANICS,
AND SPELLING
               Excellent use        Exhibits some   Simple sentence Lacking sentence
     AGE        of sentence        use of sentence   structure with    structure,
APPROPRIATE       variety,             variety,     commonly used inappropriate use
  SENTENCE     sensory detail      sensory detail, descriptive words.   of word
DEVELOPMENT      and word          and uncommon                        meanings
  SENSORY          choice            word choice
   DETAIL
  and WORD
   CHOICE
                  Securely,          Securely,           Loosely or         Pages stapled
    OUTER       durably bound      durably bound      insecurely bound       together, or
 APPEARANCE      Attractively        Somewhat            Lacking in        placed in plastic
                  and neatly       attractive and      neatness and/or        sleeve; no
                  presented            neatly           attractiveness       evidence of
                cover/binding        presented                             attempt to bind
                  Format is                                Format is
INNER FORMAT   consistent with         Format,         inconsistent with      Lacking
     and       length and type      artwork, and      length and type of    evidence that
 APPEARANCE        of story.       text (print) are    story. Text lacks    submission is
                  Artwork is         adequately       neatness. Artwork    more than a draft
 (ARTWORK IS   well presented.        presented           is not well-
  OPTIONAL)     Text (print) is                            presented.
                    neatly
                  presented.

                                                        Total Points



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                  Official Entry Blank for TRA Elizabeth Brashears Celebrate Literacy
                                            Awards Program
1. This section is to be completed by a teacher or parent.

Reading Council ________________________ School ________________________

Author _____________________________Grade _____ Age _____

Title I ___ Spec. Ed ___ G/T Program ___ (Check those that apply.)

I submit this entry into the Elizabeth Brashears Tennessee Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Awards
Program for consideration for a state award. This book is entirely the work of the student named above.
With the exception of holistic assistance, no help or assistance has been received in the completion of this
entry.

________________________________Date _____________
Teacher’s Signature or Parent’s Signature (if work was done at home)

2. This section is to be completed by the author.

I, __________________________________, (student name) do hereby acknowledge that this book is mine
alone, and that I have not copied another text or received any assistance in the writing of this book.

________________________________Date:____________
Author’s Signature

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------

                   Official Entry Blank for TRA Elizabeth Brashears Celebrate Literacy Awards Program

1. This section is to be completed by a teacher or parent.

Reading Council ________________________ School ________________________

Author _____________________________Grade _____ Age _____

Title I ___ Spec. Ed ___ G/T Program ___ (Check those that apply.)

I submit this entry into the Elizabeth Brashears Tennessee Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Awards
Program for consideration for a state award. This book is entirely the work of the student named above.
With the exception of holistic assistance, no help or assistance has been received in the completion of this
entry.

________________________________Date _____________
Teacher’s Signature or Parent’s Signature (if work was done at home)

2. This section is to be completed by the author.

I, __________________________________, (student name) do hereby acknowledge that this book is mine
alone, and that I have not copied another text or received any assistance in the writing of this book.

________________________________Date:____________
Author’s Signature




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                             Support Storytelling Grant
   Support Storytelling is a TRA committee that encourages teachers to use storytelling to make
your teaching more effective. We are keeping the program very flexible; so it is sure to fit your
situation. You can go by specific guidelines or be unique and creative by submitting your own
ideas of how you support storytelling. You can even submit a plan for a project for which you need
funds. Submit as an individual, team, school, or council. Up to $100 to be used for your
storytelling will be awarded for best entries.
    Email Shirley Holladay at holladays@tds.net now for questions, suggestions, tips, helpful web
sites, and sharing. When you send pictures of projects, children in photos should not be
recognizable or you have parental permission so photos can be shared with others participating. If
you send a project in a form that could be used in a TRA publication, that would be ideal. A photo
of a storytelling experience and a short comment or a good web site you found could also be helpful
to others. If you will pay expenses, Shirley Holladay will even come to your meeting and help.
    Anytime before April 1, Email your submission to holladays@tds.net for a possible TRA
Support Storytelling award.

                                  Support Storytelling Report Sheet
The following are guidelines to successfully participate in Support Storytelling:
1. There must be thirty (30) storytelling/story reading sessions in all.
2. Each storytelling/story reading session should last for thirty (30) minutes.
    (The thirty minutes do not have to be consecutive, although that would be
     preferable. Example: You might use fifteen minutes in the morning and
     fifteen minutes in the afternoon.)
3. Record the dates and activity numbers for each session on this page.
4. The thirty (30) sessions do not have to be presented on consecutive days.
5. Use at least ten (10) activities from the Suggested Activities sheet attached.
6. As long as you make a record (similar to example below) of what you have done and include
thirty (30)
    sessions before the deadline, you are eligible for the award.


      Date                 Activity Numbers          Date                 Activity Numbers
.
                       .                      .                       .

.                      .                        .                         .
.                      .                        .                         .
Name:__________________________________________________Grade
Level:__________________
School:_________________________________________________Council:__________________
Address:_________________________________________________________________________
         Number           Street                 City               State        Zip
Please complete the chart and document your activities for an award. You may use photographs,
samples of children's work, videos, storytelling portfolios, etc. for your documentation.
  Please put this date on your calendar.

Forms due to state chairperson April 1.

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                             Suggested Activities for Support Storytelling
Include in your program at least ten (10) of the following activities:
Send a copy of this form with the Reporting Sheet and keep a copy for your future reference.
1. Tell a story for pure enjoyment, with no formal follow up.        Date:____________ Source or
title:__________________________________________________
2. Tell or read a story and follow up with creative dramatics (Example: Caps for Sale)
Date:____________ Source or title:__________________________________________________
3. Tell or read a story using visual aids (Example: Gingerbread Boy with flannel board
activity.)    Date:____________ Source or title:
_______________________________________________
4. Tell or read a story using puppets in either the initial presentation or the follow up activity.
(Example: The Three Little Pigs.)
    Date:____________ Source or title:________________________________________________
5. Read a story that has language that needs to be passed along exactly as it is written.
(Example: The Elephant's Child)
    Date:____________ Source or title:________________________________________________
6. Tell or read story that involves audience participation.      Date:____________ Source or
title:________________________________________________
7. Read or tell a story and follow up with an art activity. Date:____________ Source or
title:________________________________________________
8. Read or tell a story and follow up with a creative writing activity. (Example: This activity
might consist of dictation of a sentence by each child about the story, the writing of a sentence or
paragraph about the story by each child, or writing another episode to the story.)
Date:______________ Source or title:________________________________________________
9. Include reading or recitation of some poetry in the session. Date:______________ Source or
title:________________________________________________
10. Share a picture book, showing the pictures as you tell the story. Date:______________ Source
or title:________________________________________________
11. Tell a story that is related to a song, or in some way incorporates music with the story.
(Example: The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly.) Date:______________ Source or
title:________________________________________________
12. Tell a story for which you develop a special mood or atmosphere. (Example: You may wish to
darken the room to tell a "scary" story.) Date:______________ Source or
title:________________________________________________
13. Tell an open-ended story and allow students to create an ending. Date:______________ Source
or title:_______________________________________________
14. Create an activity to allow students to share a favorite story. (Example: Divide students into
small groups and allow each student to tell a story, or let the children illustrate different scenes
from a story and tell the story while showing the pictures.) Date:_____________ Source or
title:________________________________________________
15. Share a story, a poem, or song from a different culture. (Example: Native American myths and
legends) Date:_____________ Source or
title:________________________________________________
16. Invite a resource person or storyteller into the classroom to share a story of legend.
Date:_____________ Source or title:________________________________________________
17. Share different works by the same author and follow up by comparing and/or contrasting the
works. (Example: Use several stories by author Judy Blume.) Date:_____________ Source
title:________________________________________________


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18. Share a story and follow up by writing a letter to the author expressing opinion about the story.
Letters may be written individually or as a class activity. Date:_____________ Source or
title:________________________________________________
19. Share a story and follow up by writing a letter to the publishing company requesting more
information concerning the author. The letter may be written individually or as a class activity.
Date:_____________ Source or title:________________________________________________
20. Brainstorm the student's reactions to a story just shared. Date:_____________ Source or
title:________________________________________________
21. Organize and conduct a storytelling contest within your class or school. Date:_____________
Activity:______________________________________________________
22. View a television program or video related to storytelling or storyreading. (Example: Reading
Rainbow)        Date:_____________
Program:_____________________________________________________
23. Develop a class story by allowing each student to contribute an idea in sequence until the story
is completed. The teacher may need to monitor the development and add to the flow of ideas.
Date:_____________ Activity:______________________________________________________
24. Share a story and follow up with a food activity related to the story. (Example: Green Eggs and
Ham)        Date:_____________
Activity:______________________________________________________
25. Encourage students to research and locate stories about their ancestors and family. Tell family
stories.     Date:_____________
Activity:______________________________________________________
26. Tell or read a story while drawing characters on paper or board. Date:_____________ Source
or title:________________________________________________
27. Tell stories with similar themes or various versions of the same story. Allow the students to
compare the stories. (Example: Cinderella) Date:_____________ Source or
title:________________________________________________
28. Read or tell a story and have the children do a script for Reader's Theatre. Date:_____________
Source or title:________________________________________________
29. Take a group to the public library or other place to hear a storyteller or puppeteer. Write letters
to the presenter.    Date:_____________
Activity:______________________________________________________
30. Let the children share their original stories by telling them or making them available in book
form. Date:______________
Activity:______________________________________________________
31. Find a site on the Internet that allows children to publish their own stories and allow students to
submit an original story.     Date:_____________ URL of publishing
site:_________________________________________
32. Have students search the Internet for stories from various cultures. Let them print copies of
their favorites and begin a storytelling portfolio of stories they want to learn to tell.
Date:_____________ Activity:______________________________________________________
33. Use an idea for storytelling that is your own. (Anything that is not listed above applies here.)
Describe the activity:________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________
Comments (optional) about how participating in Support Storytelling has enriched your classroom
or how you think we could improve this
program:_____________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________

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TENNESSEE READING ASSOCIATION
          HANDBOOK




           Section IV
       IRA Honor Council Guidelines
    IRA Scholarships, Grants and Awards
          IRA Staff Information




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                            Honor Council Program


New changes in applying for Honor Council will be
 coming shortly. Guaranteed to be more council
                    friendly!
Overview: The Honor Council Program annually recognizes local and special interest councils that
organize and conduct well-rounded programs serving the council members, the community, the
state/provincial association or affiliate, and the International Reading Association. The
requirements for this award are to be completed between April 1 of one year and March 1 of the
next.

Eligibility: In order to qualify for Honor Council status, the council must be in good standing
according to IRA Bylaws. Specifically, the council must demonstrate that (a) all council officers are
members of the International Reading Association, and (b) at least 10 council members are also
members of the International Reading Association. Council officers for the year may be counted in
this total.

Deadlines:

For additional information, contact Council Program Associate, Division of Council and Affiliate
Services

                                      SEE www.reading.org


                                       Contact in Tennessee:
                                          Melinda Collins
                                     798 Walnut Ridge Drive
                                      LaVergne, TN 37086
                                    melanie.collins@mnps.org




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 International Reading Association Scholarships, Grants and Awards
 Information about these awards is carried each year in an issue of Journal of Adolescent & Adult
   Literacy, Lectura y vida, Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, and/or Reading
  Today. Also, please see our web site at www.reading.org for further information. Application
                forms can also be downloaded from IRA's site at www.reading.org.

*Advocacy Award                                                         October 31
The Advocacy Award annually recognizes state and provincial councils that demonstrate how they
are working to affect educational policy and legislation through effective advocacy at the local,
state/provincial, and/or national levels.
Albert J. Harris Award                                                  September 1
The Albert J. Harris Award is given for a recently published journal article or monograph that
makes an outstanding contribution to our understanding of prevention or assessment of reading or
learning disabilities. Publications may be submitted by the author or anyone else. Copies may be
duplicated from the actual publication; reprints are also acceptable. Nomination for the Albert J.
Harris Award is open to all literacy professionals.
Arbuthnot Award                                                         November 15
The Arbuthnot Award is a US$800 award to honor an outstanding college or university teacher of
children’s and young adults’ literature. Nominees must be Association members, affiliated with a
college or university, and engaged in teacher and/or librarian preparation at the undergraduate
and/or graduate level.
*Award of Excellence                                                    March 1
The Award of Excellence is presented annually by the International Reading Association to state
and provincial associations that have distinguished themselves through organizing and
implementing a wide range of programs and activities in their state or province that (a) serve and
support councils and members, (b) contribute to education, and (c) coincide with and support the
programs and goals of the Association.
Constance McCullough Award                                              October 10
The Constance McCullough Award, which carries a monetary prize of US$4,000, is awarded
annually to assist a member of the International Reading Association in the investigation of
reading-related problems and to encourage international professional development activities that are
carried out in countries outside North America. This award represents a specific means for working
toward as many as three articulated goals of the Association: advocacy, professional development,
and emerging global issues.
Dina Feitelson Research Award                                           September 1
The Dina Feitelson Research Award is a US$500 award established to honor the memory of Dina
Feitelson by recognizing an outstanding empirical study published in English in a refereed journal.
The work should report on one or more aspects of literacy acquisition, such as phonemic awareness,
the alphabetic principle, bilingualism, or cross-cultural studies of beginning reading. Works may be
submitted by the author or anyone else.
Nomination for the Dina Feitelson Research Award is open to all literacy professionals.
Eleanor M. Johnson Award                                                November 15
The IRA/Weekly Reader Eleanor M. Johnson Award recognizes an outstanding elementary
classroom teacher of reading/language arts. The award honors Eleanor M. Johnson, founder and
editor-in-chief of Weekly Reader, who died in 1987. It carries a US$1,000 prize supported by a
grant from Weekly Reader Corporation.
Elva Knight Research Grant                                              November 1
The Elva Knight Research Grant provides up to US$8,000 for research in reading and literacy.
Projects should be completed within 2 years and may be carried out using any research method or
approach so long as the focus of the project is on research in reading or literacy. Activities such as

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developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding except to the extent
that these activities are necessary procedures for the conduct of the research.
*Exemplary Reading Program Award                                          November 15
The Exemplary Reading Program Award recognizes outstanding reading and language arts
programs at all grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school). Its purpose is to call the public’s
attention to outstanding programs in schools throughout Canada and the United States. Each
participating state and province can choose one winning school a year.
Helen M. Robinson Grant                                                   November 1
The Helen M. Robinson Grant is a US$1,200 award given annually to assist doctoral students at the
early stages of their dissertation research in the area of reading and literacy. Applicants must be
Association members.
Honor Council Award
The Honor Council Program annually recognizes local and special interest councils that organize
and conduct well-rounded programs serving the council members, the community, the
state/provincial association or affiliate, and the International Reading Association. The
requirements for this award are to be completed between April 1 of one year and March 1 of the
next.
Ira Award for Technology and Reading                                      November 15
The IRA Award for Technology and Reading honors educators in grades K–12 who are making an
outstanding and innovative contribution to the use of technology in reading education.
There will be one grand-prize winner, seven U.S. regional winners, one Canadian, and one
international winner. All entrants must be educators who work directly with students ages 5–18 for
all or part of the working day.
Erwin Zolt Curriculum Excellence Award
This award, established in memory of Erwin Zolt, who inspired in others a “zest for knowledge”,
may be given annually to support exceptional design and execution of a curriculum unit based on
In2Books and the Common Core State Standards, inspiring students to transform knowledge into
creative action. This award is for US $2,500 (sponsored by Nina Zolt and Miles Gilburne.)
Esther Zolt Academic Research Award
This award, established in memory of Esther Zolt, a life-long elementary classroom teacher, may be
given annually for a completed research study on the effective classroom implementation of
In2Books that inspires others to improve teaching and learning in innovative ways. This award is
for US $2,500 (sponsored by Nina Zolt and Miles Gilburne.)
Esther Zolt Teacher Research Award
This award, established in memory of Esther Zolt, a life-long elementary classroom teacher, may be
given annually for a completed action research study. The study should be conducted by a teacher
who has implemented In2Books with exceptional innovation and rigor, leading to the development
of curious and independent learners. This award is for US $2,500 (sponsored by Nina Zolt and
Miles Gilburne.)
Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award November 15
The IRA Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award is a US$1,000 award
supported by Jerry Johns. This award honors an outstanding college or university teacher of reading
methods or reading-related courses. Nominees must be Association members, affiliated with a
college or a university, and engaged in teacher preparation in reading at the undergraduate and/or
graduate levels.
IRA Maryann Manning Outstanding Volunteer Service Award                   November 15
The IRA Maryann Manning Outstanding Volunteer Service Award is a nonmonetary award given
annually to four (4) dedicated volunteers within North America and one (1) dedicated volunteer
outside of North America.


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Nila Banton Smith Award                                                   November 15
The International Reading Association will present the IRA Nila Banton Smith Award to a teacher
who shows outstanding leadership in translating theory and current research into practice in
developing content area literacy.
Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Award                                   November 1
The International Reading Association will honor an outstanding mainstream, elementary
classroom teacher dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of reading and writing, across
the curriculum in real world contexts in grades K–6 (ages 5–12). At least 60% of the school's
students must be eligible for free or reduced lunch. The grant may not be used for purchase of
commercial programs. The US$2,500 award is supported by a grant from Regie Routman
Jeanne Chall Research Fellowship                                          November 1
The Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship is a US$6,000 grant established to encourage and support
reading research by promising scholars. Its special emphasis is to support research efforts in the
following areas: beginning reading (theory, research, and practice that improves the effectiveness of
learning to read); readability (methods of predicting the difficulty of texts); reading difficulty
(diagnosis, treatment, and prevention); stages of reading development; the relation of vocabulary to
reading; and diagnosing and teaching adults with limited reading ability.
Local Council Community Service Award                                     October 31
The Local Council Community Service Award honors a local IRA council for outstanding service
to its community and literacy. National affiliates are eligible in countries without local councils.
Many unique ideas have been realized through such community projects. Examples include
information packets for parents of newborns, programs and materials for children and adults living
in shelters, and reading promotion activities for the local library. These projects reach beyond their
immediate community and become models that others can adapt to meet literacy needs outside the
classroom.
A winner and up to four finalists are honored each year at the annual convention.
Outstanding Dissertation Award                                         October 1
The Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award is a US$1,000 award supported by a grant from
SchoolRise LLC. Summaries of winning dissertations are published each year in Reading Research
Quarterly.
Dissertations in reading or related fields are eligible for the competition. Studies using any research
approach (ethnographic, experimental, historical, survey, etc.) are encouraged. Each study is
assessed in the light of this approach, the scholarly qualification of its report, and its significant
contributions to knowledge within the reading field.
Paul Whitty Outstanding Literature Award                               February 2
Administered by IRA’s Special Interest Group, Reading for Gifted and Creative Students, this
award recognizes excellence in original poetry or prose written by students. Elementary and
secondary students whose work is selected will receive an award of not less than US$25 and a
citation of merit.
Pearson Foundation IRA-Rotary Literacy Project Awards                  June 15
Rotary International and the International Reading Association (IRA) have had a cooperative
relationship since 2002 working hand-in-hand strengthening literacy in their communities and
internationally. New literacy service projects jointly undertaken by Rotary clubs and IRA/affiliated
reading councils in 2011-12 may be considered for a monetary award generously offered by the
Pearson Foundation. After reading the application, if you need more information on this Pearson
Foundation recognition, Rotarians should contact programs@rotary.org, and IRA members should
contact irawash@reading.org.

Steven A. Stahl Research Grant                                    January 15
This US$1,000 award, supported by Katherine Stahl, was established to honor the memory and
work of Steven A. Stahl by encouraging and supporting promising graduate students in their
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    research. This grant will be awarded annually to a recipient with at least three years of teaching
    experience who is conducting classroom research (including action research) focused on improving
    reading instruction and children’s reading achievement.
    Teacher as Researcher Grant                                            November 1
    This grant supports classroom teachers who undertake action research inquiries about literacy and
    instruction. Grants will be awarded up to US$4,000, although priority will be given to smaller
    grants (e.g., $1,000 to $2,000) in order to provide support for as many teacher researchers as
    possible.
    Travel Grant for Education                                             June 1
    Travel Grants for Educators provide support to educators from any country in attending
    Association-sponsored meetings that are held outside the educators’ own continent. Applicants
    must be members of the Association or one of its affiliated groups.
    Completed applications must be received by June 1 for meetings between July 1 and June 30 of the
    following year.

    *State/Provincial Councils Only

         Because of the diversity of the awards and guidelines, please see the specific guidelines for
          application submission, criteria, and deadline specifics. Some of the deadlines are on a
       "postmarked by" basis, whereas others are to be "received by" the date specified. For further
      information on any of these awards, please contact IRA Headquarters or visit www.reading.org
        where you can also download applications. **See Randy Kincaid for more information.**

                                               Contact IRA

    Council Services
    Contact Councils Services by email at councils@reading.org.
    Based in the field:
    Leadership development associates provide leadership training and consultation on professional
    development and organizational matters. They also serve as field staff in the origination of new IRA
    programs.
          Rayann Mitchell, council development manager; Southeast and Plains regions
    rmitchell@reading.org, tel. +813-390-7537
          Jane Kline, council development manager; East, Great Lakes, Atlantic, and Laurentian
    regions
    e-mail, tel. +781-258-5921
           Sarah Nelson Womble, council development manager; West, Southwest, Rocky Mountain,
    Rupertsland, and Transmountain regions
    e-mail, tel. +501-680-7694
    General Contact Information

    Mark Mullen, Acting Executive Director
    Headquarters
    International Reading Association
    800 Barksdale Rd.
    PO Box 8139
    Newark, DE 19714-8139
    USA


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    Phone: 1-800-336-7323 (U.S. and Canada), +302-731-1600 (elsewhere)
    Fax: +302-731-1057
    Email: customerservice@reading.org

    Washington, D.C. Office
    444 North Capitol St., NW
    Suite 524
    Washington, DC 20001
    USA
    Phone: +202-624-8800
    Fax: +202-624-8826
    Departmental Contacts

    Advertising
         Steve Davis (sdavis@reading.org)

    Committees
       committees@reading.org

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          HANDBOOK




          Section V

         Local Council Leaders
             At-a-Glance




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                     Local Council Leaders At-a-Glance
                                   Allie Lou Felton Gilbreath Council #47100

President ..........................................................................................................................Karin Keith
Vice President ........................................................................................................... Edward Dwyer
Treasurer ................................................................................................................... John M. Taylor
Membership Director .................................................................................................... Jamie Temaj


                                             Benton County Council #47165

President ...................................................................................................................... Judy Matheny
President Elect.........................................................................................................Barbara Winters
Vice President ................................................................................................................ April Qualls
Secretary ....................................................................................................................... Jenny Miller
Treasurer .............................................................................................................Cheryl Gay Wright
Membership Director ...................................................................................................... Tina Troutt


                                           Cheatham County Council #47170

President ............................................................................................................. Mary Ellen doValle
President Elect .............................................................................................................. Mary Franck
Secretary .................................................................................................................... Susan Milburn
Treasurer ........................................................................................................ Gersan Cesar doValle
Membership Director ....................................................................................................Vickie Biggs


                                                  Lakeway Council #47350

President ........................................................................................................................ Jenny Wyatt
President Elect .......................................................................................................... Rolanda Ryans
Vice President ........................................................................................................ C. LaShea Hayes
Recording Secretary .............................................................................................. Cindi McPherson
Corresponding Secretary...................................................................................Krishanna Langhans
Treasurer ...................................................................................................................... Sharon Fuller
Membership Director ................................................................................................ Eva Thompson



                                            Mary Tom Berry Council #47360
President ....................................................................................................................... Dulcie Hleim
President Elect ................................................................................................................. Beth Clark
Treasurer................................................................................................................... Celinda Miller



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                                 Mildred Chapman Chattanooga Council #47410



                                              Mid-Cumberland Council #47390

President .............................................................................................................................................
Vice President ....................................................................................................................................
Secretary ............................................................................................................................................
Treasurer ............................................................................................................................................
Membership Director .........................................................................................................................



                                             Middle Tennessee Council #47400

President ............................................................................................................... Sandra Smith-Hitt
President Elect ............................................................................................................. Sharon Yates
Secretary ................................................................................................................. Summer Talbert
Treasurer .................................................................................................................. Melanie Collins
Membership Director ......................................................................................................... Teri Hunt




                                                 Mossy Creek Council #47001

President ......................................................................................................................Susan Roberts
President Elect ........................................................................................................Michael Ramsey
Vice President ................................................................................................................. Susan Price
Recording Secretary ....................................................................................................... Paige James
Corresponding Secretary.................................................................................................Paula Greer
Treasurer .................................................................................................................... Cindy Ramsey
Membership Director .....................................................................................................Leigh Daley




                                            Mountain Heritage Council #47420

President .............................................................................................................................................
President Elect ...................................................................................................................................
Secretary ............................................................................................................................................
Treasurer ............................................................................................................................................
Membership Director .........................................................................................................................




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                                              North Central Council #47430

President ......................................................................................................................... Mary Truka
Vice President ................................................................................................... Christina Thompson
Secretary of Programs ............................................................................................... Monica Ingram
Secretary of Publicity..................................................................................................Mary Watson
Treasurer ...................................................................................................................... Frances Gary
Membership Director ................................................................................................ Bobbie Salmon



                                                  Red Clay Council #47462

President ..................................................................................................................William Kammn
President Elect ........................................................................................................... Kim Foxworth
Secretary ........................................................................................................................ Holly Penix
Treasurer .................................................................................................................. Laura Anderson
Membership Director ................................................................................................. Glenda Taylor



                                                       Roane County #581345




                                              Sevier County Council #47590

President .............................................................................................................. Randall B. Kincaid
Treasurer ...................................................................................................................... Tonja O’Dell
Membership Director ............................................................................................... H. Brooke Blair




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                                           Smoky Mountain Council #47300

President ........................................................................................... Wendy Hansard & Liz Norton
President Elect ...................................................................... Tammy Madon & Alanna Eikenberry
Vice President .................................................................................... Sharon Bowman & Tina Holt
Secretary ....................................................................................................................... Beth Spence
Treasurer ..................................................................................................................... Julie Cabbage
Membership Director ................................................................................................. Jo Ann Guidry




                                             Tennessee Tech Council #47650

President ......................................................................................................................... Kim Wright
President Elect ..................................................................................................... Michele Campbell
Vice President ................................................................................................................. Julie Baker
Secretary ....................................................................................... Brooke Brown & LeEllen Carter
Treasurer ..................................................................................................................... Amber Spears
Membership Director ................................................................................................... Mindy Lloyd



                                             West Tennessee Council #47800

President ...................................................................................................................... Diana Conroy
Vice President ................................................................................................................... Mary Prus
Secretary ........................................................................................................................ Mary Pullen
Treasurer ...........................................................................................................................Kay Watts
Membership Director .................................................................................................. Terry Bradley



                                University of Memphis Student Council #47995



                                              Wilson County Council #47850

President ........................................................................................................................Nancy Smith
Vice President ...............................................................................................................Allison Argo
Secretary .............................................................................................................................. Joy Bell
Treasurer .................................................................................................................. Melissa Sewell
Membership Director ....................................................................................................Allison Argo




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                        Tennessee Counties




1. Anderson (Inactive)                      12. Natchez Trace (Inactive)
       47150                                       47425
2. Benton County                            13. North Central
       47165                                       47430
3. Mary Tom Berry                           14. Red Clay
       47360                                       47462
4. Mildred Chapman Chattanooga (Inactive)   15. Sequatchie Akoliyeti (Inactive)
       47410                                       47570
5. Allie Lou Felton Gilbreath               16. Smoky Mountain
       47100                                       47300
6. Cherokee (Inactive)                      17. Tennessee Tech University
       47180                                       47650
7. Harpeth (Inactive)                       18. West Tennessee
       47325                                       47800
8. Lakeway                                  19. Wilson County
       47350                                       47850
9. Mid-Cumberland                           20. Sevier County
       47390                                       47590
10. Middle Tennessee                        21. University of Memphis Student
       47400                                       47995
11. Mountain Heritage
       47420




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          HANDBOOK




        Section VI

          TRA Bylaws




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          BYLAWS
              of the
     TENNESSEE
READING ASSOCIATION


           An Affiliate of the
   International Reading Association




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                   BYLAWS
                   OF THE
        TENNESSEE READING ASSOCIATION

                       An Affiliate of the
               International Reading Association

                        Adopted August 6, 1966
                        Revised March 24, 1972
                        Revised April 13, 1973
                        Amended April 5, 1974
                       Amended March 21, 1975
                        Amended April 9, 1976
                      Amended October 18, 1977
                      Amended October 11, 1979
                   Editorial Changes March 20, 1981
                       Amended March 6, 1982
                    Amended November 19, 1982
                        Revised March 15, 1986
                     Revised November 29, 1990
                        Revised April 22, 1995
                        Revised April 18, 1998
                      Revised December 3, 2002
                         Revised July 11, 2008
                      Revised February 20, 2010



       MISSION STATEMENT
  The mission of the Tennessee Reading Association is to promote the
development of literacy among all segments of the population in the state
   of Tennessee, in order to foster an informed, productive citizenry.



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          Bylaws of the Tennessee Reading Association


                       ARTICLE I – Name and Area Served

The council shall be called the Tennessee Reading Association, serving the area of Tennessee.


                        ARTICLE II – Nature and Purposes
Section 1: Nature
The Tennessee Reading Association shall be a professional organization of individuals concerned
with the improvement of reading.



Section 2: Purposes
The purposes of the council should be: (1) to form a partnership with the International Reading
Association by promoting membership and participating in IRA sponsored council activities; (2) to
encourage the study of reading problems at all educational levels; (3) to stimulate and promote
research in developmental, creative, corrective, and remedial reading; (4) to study the various
factors that influence progress in reading; (5) to publish the results of pertinent and significant
investigations and practices; (6) to assist in the development of improved teacher training programs;
(7) to act as a clearinghouse for information relating to reading; (8) to disseminate knowledge
helpful for solving problems related to reading; (9) to sponsor conferences and meetings; (10) to
promote mutual understanding and cooperation among educators in elementary school,
middle/junior high, high school, special areas, college, and leadership positions.


                      ARTICLE III – Membership and Dues

Section 1: Eligibility
Membership in the Association shall be open to all persons engaged in the teaching or supervision
of reading at any school level, to parents, and to all others interested in the purpose of the
Association.


Section 2: Active Members
Membership in the Association shall become effective upon payment of Association dues for the
fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending June 30.




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Section 3: Council Dues
Dues for annual membership in the council shall be set by the Board of Directors. Dues are payable
to the council for the fiscal year on or after the preceding March 1, and shall apply to the year
beginning July 1 and ending June 30 of the following calendar year.


Section 4: IRA Membership
A council shall be in good standing and entitled to representation at the meeting of the International
Reading Association Delegates Assembly if at least 10 members have paid dues to the Association
for the current year.


Section 5: IRA Dues
Membership in the International Reading Association is strongly recommended for all council
members. Dues to the International Reading Association, which entitle members to certain benefits
and services, may be collected by the council and sent to Association Headquarters or paid directly
to Association Headquarters.


                                  ARTICLE IV – Officers


Section 1: Officers
The elected officers of TRA shall be a president, president-elect, vice-president, recording
secretary, corresponding secretary, and treasurer. Any member in good standing, who is also a
member of the International Reading Association, is eligible for election as an officer of the
Association.


Section 2: Term of Office
The term of office of the vice-president shall be one year. The vice-president shall then
automatically succeed to the office of president-elect for one year, and, at the expiration of this term
as president-elect, shall become president for a period of one year. The terms of treasurer,
recording secretary, and corresponding secretary shall be one year; however, these officers may
serve a second term immediately following their first.


Section 3: Time of Assuming Office
Each officer shall assume the duties of office on June 1, following the election. The election shall
have been completed by April 1.




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Section 4: Duties of the President
The president shall act as the executive officer of the Association and shall preside at the meetings
of the Association, act as chair of the Board of Directors, appoint standing committee chairs, and
assist with the appointment of members of standing committees provided by the Bylaws, and
exercise general leadership and supervision over the affairs of the Association in implementing its
purposes.


Section 5: Duties of Past President
The immediate past president shall automatically become a member of the Board of Directors for a
period of one year and shall serve as chairman of the Nominating Committee, chairman of the Long
Range Planning Committee, and keep the Policy Handbook updated.


Section 6: Duties of President-Elect
The president-elect shall serve as a member of the Board of Directors and as chairperson of the
Program Committee, shall coordinate the TRA Fall Conference and fulfill such other duties as are
assigned by the Board of Directors. The president-elect shall assume and perform the duties of the
president in the event of absence, incapacity, or resignation of the president. Should the office of
president become vacant, the president-elect shall serve the unexpired portion of the president’s
term, in addition to the term for which the president-elect was elected. If for any reason the
president-elect is unable to assume the duties of president immediately, the vice-president shall
assume the duties of the president.


Section 7: Duties of the Vice-President
The vice-president shall serve as a member of the Board of Directors and as a member of the
Program Committee. Should the office of president-elect become vacant, the vice-president shall
serve the unexpired portion of the president-elect’s term in addition to the term to which the vice-
president was elected.


Section 8: Duties of the Recording Secretary
The recording secretary shall: (1) execute the duties essential to the recording of all business and
happenings at all Association meetings and meetings of the Board of Directors; (2) keep a
permanent book of the minutes of all meetings; (3) cooperate fully with the elected successor by
turning over up-to-date records within thirty (30) days of retirement from office.


Section 9: Duties of the Corresponding Secretary
The corresponding secretary shall: (1) notify total membership of the date, time, and place of all
general meetings at least two (2) weeks before the meeting; (2) circulate proposed amendments to
each member at least thirty (30) days in advance of the meeting at which the amendments are to be
voted upon; (3) handle correspondence and notices; (4) send articles and notices to International
Reading Association Headquarters and the state president and coordinator; (5) cooperate fully with
the successor by turning over an up-to-date record of correspondence within thirty (30) days of
retirement from office.



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Section 10: Duties of the Treasurer
The treasurer shall: (1) have custody of the funds of the Association, which shall be deposited in the
name of the Tennessee Reading Association; (2) collect dues and other monies for the Association;
(3) sign checks and drafts on behalf of the Association for disbursement of funds in accordance
with the Bylaws; (4) cooperate fully with an annual audit and within sixty (60) days of retirement
from office, turn over to the successor all funds, accounts, and documents pertinent to the operation
of the office; (5) maintain accurate and up-to-date records supporting the receipt and expenditure of
funds.



Section 11: Interim Replacement
In the event of a vacancy in the office of vice-president, treasurer, recording secretary, or
corresponding secretary, the Board of Directors shall have the power to fill the vacancy until the
next regular election.




                           ARTICLE V – Board of Directors

Section 1: Function
The Board of Directors shall exercise general supervision over the property and affairs of the
Association and shall exercise the option of calling special elections. It shall have the power to
administer the affairs of the Association.



Section 2: Composition
The Board of Directors shall consist of the officers of TRA, the president of each local council or
the designated representative, all past presidents and past state coordinators who have indicated that
they wish to remain active by attending at least two (2) meetings during the previous year, the
Director of Membership Development, the Editors of Publications, and the chairs of TRA
committees. The State Coordinator shall be a member of the Board.

The Board of Directors may, by a vote of two-thirds of its members present at any session, extend
an invitation to other members of councils and to persons representing groups with allied interests
in reading to sit as members of the Board. The total numbers of such persons shall not exceed one-
sixth of the total number of persons named in paragraph one of this section. Terms of persons so



affiliating shall be for one (1) year or less and shall not extend beyond the tenure of current officers.
These invited members shall be accorded all the privileges of Board members except that they may
not vote.




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Section 3: Meetings
The first meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held during the Leadership Workshop. Not
fewer than three (3) meetings shall be held a year. The president shall exercise the option of calling
special meetings of the Board of Directors as necessary.


Section 4: Quorum
A quorum for a meeting of the Board of Directors shall consist of ten (10) members.



             ARTICLE VI – Nomination and Election of Officers


Section 1: Election
All officers, except the president and president-elect, shall be elected prior to April 1.


Section 2: Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee shall prepare a slate of nominees annually. The Nominating
Committee shall be composed of at least five (5) members appointed by the president and approved
by the Board of Directors.

Each nominee must be a member of the International Reading Association. Advance consent to
serve if elected from each nominee shall be secured by the committee.


Section 3: Mode of Election
All officers shall be elected at the annual spring meeting of the board of directors. After the slate
from the Nominating Committee has been presented, the president shall give an opportunity to
propose nominations from the floor for each office. If nominations are not given from the floor,
then the recording secretary shall be directed to record a unanimous vote. If there shall be more
than one (1) nominee for any office, voting shall be by ballot and majority of the votes cast shall be
necessary for election.




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Section 4: Term of Office
Each elected officer shall assume the duties of office on June 1 following the election and shall
continue to serve for the duration of the term set in Article IV, Section 2.


Section 5: Reporting
The president shall be responsible for reporting the newly elected officers to IRA headquarters via
the state coordinator, using the official forms provided by the International Reading Association, by
the date specified on the form.



                             ARTICLE VII – Committees

Section 1: Standing Committees
There shall be such standing committees as specified in Sections 9 through 32 of this Article. There
shall be a carry-over of one member on each outgoing committee into the membership of the newly
formed standing committees.


Section 2: Number of Standing Committees
The number of standing committees may be increased or by a majority vote of the board of
directors.


Section 3: Number of Members of Standing Committee
The number of members of each standing committee shall be determined by the Board, provided
that each committee shall not have fewer than three (3) members.


Section 4: Mode of Appointment and Terms of Standing Committees
The members of the standing committees shall be appointed by the president with the approval of
the Board of Directors and shall serve for the term of the president unless otherwise specified in the
charge to the committee.


Section 5: Chair
The chair of each standing committee shall be appointed yearly by the president with the approval
of the Board of Directors, except as specified in Article IV, Section 6 and Article VIII, Section 6.


Section 6: Special Committees
Special committees may be authorized from time to time by the Board of Directors or members at a
council meeting and shall serve for a specified period.




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Section 7: Number of Members of Special Committees
The number of members of each special committee may be determined by the Board of Directors or
the members at a council meeting. The number of members shall not be less than three (3).


Section 8: Mode of Appointment of Special Committee
The members and chairpersons of special committees shall be appointed by the president with the
approval of the Board of Directors and/or members at a council meeting.


Section 9: Auditing Committee
The Auditing Committee shall make an annual audit and report at the first meeting of the next fiscal
year.


Section 10: Awards Committee
The Awards Committee is charged with coordinating and reviewing all individual, group, and
council awards given by the state association. It shall formulate for Board of Directors approval
procedures for making awards when changes become needed.

The Awards Chair will send criteria forms for awards to local council presidents by February 1 of
each year. The past presidents of the local councils receiving awards will be notified by September
1 of that year.


Section 11: Budget Committee
The Budget Committee shall examine the income and expenditures of the Association and shall be
responsible for preparing the annual budget at the Leadership Workshop. Membership of the
Budget Committee shall be the president, past president, president-elect, treasurer, and three (3) or
more members of the Association.


Section 12: Bylaws and Policies Committee
The Bylaws and Policies Committee will review the bylaws and policy manual, make
recommendations for revisions, and oversee the bylaws amendment process as outlined in the
council’s current bylaws.


Section 13: Celebrate Literacy Committee
The Celebrate Literacy Committee will administer literacy awareness and literacy improvement
projects in the area served by the Council.




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Section 14: Council Support Committee
The Council Support Committee will be of assistance to local councils and at-risk councils in
implementing supportive programs.


Section 15: Executive Committee
A committee consisting of the officers of the Association, the State Coordinator, and the Director of
Membership Development shall function as an Executive Committee, whose principal duties will
be the preparation of agendas and giving of advice and council to the president in the day-to-day
operation of the Association. The authority of the Executive Committee resides in the president,
who will chair all sessions and meetings as needed.


Section 16: Family Literacy Committee
The Family Literacy Committee will work with representatives of each of the local councils to
promote adult involvement in the reading education of children and adults. The committee will
disseminate brochures, information, and pertinent research to Association members throughout the
state.


Section 17: Honor Council Committee
The Honor Council Committee will encourage and assist local councils with the IRA Honor
Council Program guidelines and assist TRA chairs with the IRA Award of Excellence Program
Guidelines.


Section 18: International Projects/Programs Committee
The International Projects/Programs Committee will administer projects and programs designed to
promote literacy outside the United States and Canada.


Section 19: Legislative Committee
The Legislative Committee shall represent the Association in matters involving pending or
established rules, regulations, or laws. Positions to be taken in these matters are subject to prior
approval of the Board of Directors.


Section 20: Long Range Planning Committee
The Long Range Committee’s responsibilities as defined by TRA bylaws are as follows: The
committee will be chaired by the immediate past president. If that person cannot convene the
meetings, the president shall do so.

It shall be composed of the immediate past state coordinator, immediate past president, president,
president-elect, vice president, secretary (ex-officio), treasurer, and all past presidents and past state
coordinators who are active on the Board of Directors, State Coordinator, and Director of
Membership Development.

The committee shall meet at least twice a year.

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They shall study problems referred by the Board of Directors, keep the policy handbook up-to-date,
and make recommendations as deemed appropriate.


Section 21: Membership Committee
The Membership Committee will plan comprehensive membership campaigns that encompass the
local, state, and international levels. It will be responsible for securing and maintaining student
membership.


Section 22: Newspaper in Education Committee
The Newspaper in Education Committee will plan appropriate council activities for Newspaper in
Education Week.


Section 23: Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee shall be composed of at least five (5) members appointed by the
president with the approval of the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee shall secure
consent from each candidate prior to preparing an annual slate of officers. The immediate past
president shall serve as chairman.


Section 24: Publications Committee
The Publications Committee shall be responsible for official publications. The Editor or Co-editors
of any publication shall be selected by the Publications Committee with approval of the Board of
Directors. The Editor or Co-editors shall be ex officio members of the Committee and members of
the Board of Directors. The committee will be responsible for maintenance of the Home Page.


Section 25: Publicity Committee
The Publicity Committee shall publicize all meetings and activities of the Association.


Section 26: Committee on Studies and Research
The Committee on Studies and Research shall seek to disseminate research information in the
Association. It shall encourage the members to study problems that merit their efforts.


Section 27: Scholarship Committee
The Scholarship Committee shall administer TRA Scholarships, both the TRA Academic
Scholarships and the TRA Conference Scholarships.



Section 28: Support Storytelling Committee
The Support Storytelling Committee provides and distributes guidelines and materials to classroom
teachers that enable the teachers to guide and encourage their students in developing skills in the art
of storytelling.



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Section 29: TEA Reading Section Committee
The TEA Committee works closely with the Tennessee Education Association to promote the
development of literacy among all segments of the population in the State of Tennessee in order to
foster an informed and productive citizenry. All TEA section officers shall be TEA members
appointed by the TRA Board of Directors.


        ARTICLE VIII – Representation at the Annual Assemblies
Section 1: Representation at Annual IRA Assembly
Representation of the council at the Delegates Assembly of the International Reading Association
shall be in accordance with the bylaws of the International Reading Association as specified in the
current International Reading Association Bylaws, which read as follows:

“Each state council of the International Reading Association shall be entitled to one delegate,
provided the delegate has paid dues for the current year to the Association. One person may
represent only one council in the Delegates Assembly. A council may send an alternate for each
delegate; an alternate may vote only when the delegate is absent.”


Section 2: Delegates and Alternates
The delegate for the Tennessee Reading Association to the annual IRA convention shall be the
current president-elect of the Tennessee Reading Association. The vice-president shall serve as
alternate.


Section 3: Expenses of Delegate
The expense for the delegate representing TRA at the annual IRA convention shall be budgeted
annually in an amount to be determined by the Budget Committee and approved by the Board of
Directors.


Section 4: Other Representation
The Board of Directors may by majority vote at any business meeting encourage other officers and
members of the Board of Directors to attend the annual or regional convention by appropriating to
those attending such meetings amounts of money that are within the realm of economic feasibility
for the Association.


                     ARTICLE X – Parliamentary Authority

Section 1: Rules of Order
The rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order (Newly Revised) shall govern the proceedings of
this council, except in cases governed by the constitution, bylaws, and special rules adopted by this
council.




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                                ARTICLE X – Dissolution


Section 1: Origin
In case of the dissolution of this council, any assets remaining after paying or making provision for
the payment of all liabilities of the council shall revert to the International Reading Association.
Rationale: Assets remaining will be held in escrow for a period of three years following dissolution.
In the event the council is rechartered with this time, IRA will return the assets to the council. It is
necessary for this article to be included in the bylaws of all U.S. councils in order to fulfill the
requirements of the IRA Group Income Tax Exemption. All IRA councils in the United States are
included in the group exemption under the provisions of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue
Code for nonprofit organizations; this is also why councils are required to obtain an Employer
Identification Number from the Internal Revenue Service. The Group Income Tax Exemption is
important when a council applies for a special nonprofit mailing permit or bank account.

Group Income Tax Exemption applies to U.S. federal taxes only. Separate exemption must be
obtained for state and local taxes.


                              ARTICLE XI – Amendments
Section 1: Origin
Amendments to the bylaws shall be proposed by (1) a quorum of the Board of Directors; (2) the
Bylaws Committee; or (3) a majority of the voting members present at a meeting of the council.
All proposed amendments shall be sent to International Reading Association Headquarters for
approval before presenting them to the members for adoption.


Section 2: Procedures for Amending
Amendments may be adopted by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present at a
meeting of the Board of Directors. The amendments must have been presented at the previous
meeting, or circulated to each voting member at least thirty (30) days in advance of the meeting at
which voting on the amendments is to take place.




Section 3: Incorporation
Amendments adopted as described in Section 2 above shall be incorporated into these bylaws.
Copies of all amendments shall be sent immediately to IRA Headquarters and to the state president
and coordinator.




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          HANDBOOK




         Section VII

         TRA Policy Handbook




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I. Forward

        General polices have evolved gradually in this organization over the course of its history.
As the Association has grown, the need for written policies to guide officers, committee chairs, and
others has become more and more apparent. Therefore, during the 1984-85 Association year, the
establishment of a Long Range Planning Committee was recommended to and approved by the
Board of Directors of TRA.
        Over the months and years that followed, the committees have met, prepared and revised the
guidelines that follow. Most of these policies have been in operation for a long period of time, and
many will need to be amended and/or changed as organizational needs change. Long Range
Planning Committees appointed in the future will need to be active in continually updating this
document.
        We are indeed indebted to Edna Minaya, Chair, and the members of this initial committee
for the extensive work that has been accomplished. Helen Brown and Hoyte Snow did much of the
research that contributed to the original draft. All committee members worked long hours to
prepare and perfect the draft. Finally, Elizabeth Brashears prepared the initial manuscript and its
revision for distribution. It is hoped that this document will prove to be a useful guide.

Long Range Planning Committee                         1985-86

Edna Minaya, Chair                                    Betty Denton
J. Estill Alexander                                   Linda Knowles
Elizabeth Brashears                                   Betty Roe (ex-officio)
Helen Brown                                           Elinor Ross
Mildred Chapman                                       Hoyte Snow



                                         March 15, 1986
                                       Revised March, 1991

   The TRA Policy Handbook was revised in 1998 by Sharon Lassiter and Joyce Brackett.
   In July 2002, one (1) recommendation was drafted and approved and one modification relating
    to the Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop was approved.
   The TRA Policy Handbook was updated and refined in August of 2000 by Joyce Brackett.
   The TRA Policy Handbook has been reviewed and revised by Sandy H. Smith, 2002.
   The TRA Policy Handbook has been reviewed and revised by members an Ad Hoc Committee
    chaired by Vickie Manus in July 2003.
   The TRA Policy Handbook has been reviewed and revised by the Long Range Committee, July
    2007 and February 2010.




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    Officer Responsibilities
Each person shall assume the duties of office on June 1, following the election. The election
shall have been completed by April 1.

President
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                IV                          1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11
                V                           2, 3
                VI                          1, 2, 3, 4, 5
                VIII                        8, 11, 19, 20

B.       Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The president shall:
   1. study TRA Bylaws and Policy Handbook for detail of duties related to the position prior to
       taking office.
   2. communicate with all TRA committees in an ex-officio capacity.
   3. act as the official representative of TRA and inform the Board of Directors of these
       activities.
   4. maintain close communication with IRA, the state coordinator, membership director, the
       local councils, and all TRA officers and state committee members.
   5. establish dates, times and places for Board of Directors’ meetings. It is recommended that
       such meetings be held in a central location accessible to the majority of councils with the
       exception of the meeting held at the Annual Conference. It has been customary to have four
       Board of Directors’ meetings annually, one at each of the following meetings: the Field
       Leaders’ Summer Workshop, the Annual Conference, the Winter meeting and the Spring
       meeting for the Installation of Officers.
   6. divide responsibility with the president-elect and vice president for supervising committee
       activities.
      7. prepare the TRA Handbook and have it ready for distribution at Field Leaders’ Summer
         Workshop: select a theme, establish goals for the year; and prepare a calendar of
         submission dates for the Service Award.
      8. maintain joint current signature cards with the treasurer for all accounts.
      9. maintain membership on the Long Range Planning Committee.
    10. appoint individuals to fill vacancies subject to the approval of the Board of    Directors.
    11. provide the agenda for meetings for the corresponding secretary at least four weeks in
         advance of each meeting.
    12. send amended TRA Bylaws to IRA for approval.
    13. supervise all committee chairs and encourage all to follow through with specified
         assignments in the proper time framework.
    14. maintain a budget and a file of all committee procedures to be passed on to committee
         chairmen at the end of the term.
    15. cooperate with IRA in meeting criteria for all administrative duties and awards.
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   16. appoint a nominating committee consisting of at least 5 members of the TRA Board of
       Directors. This committee is to be approved by the Board at the Annual Conference
       meeting.
   17. attend IRA Awards or appoint a representative.
   18. The President shall appoint all standing committee chairs, unless otherwise designated by
       bylaws, and collaborate with appointed chairs to identify additional committee members.



President-Elect
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                IV                          1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 11
                V                           3, 4
                VIII                        8, 11, 19, 20
                IX                          2, 3

B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The president-elect shall:
   1. study TRA Bylaws and Policy Handbook for details of duties related to the position prior to
       taking office.
   2. make committee chair and membership appointments by the Winter meeting, which will
       become effective after installation as president.
   3. serve on the budget committee.
   4. at the end of the term of office, give the Conference Planning Committee Guide to the
       newly elected vice president.
    5. maintain a budget and a file of procedures and provide this information to the next
       president-elect.
    6. cooperate with IRA in meeting the criteria for the IRA awards.




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Vice President
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)\

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                IV                          1, 2, 3, 7, 11
                VII                         11, 19, 20
                IIX                         2, 3

B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Vice President shall:
   1. study TRA Bylaws and Policy Handbook for details of duties related to the position prior to
        taking office.
   2. assume responsibility for coordinating committee activities as designated by the president.
   3. begin planning for the Annual Conference, which will be held the year he/she will be
        president-elect.
   4. maintain a file of transactions and procedures to be passed on for assurance of continuity.
   5. responsibly distribute $5,000.00 seed money specified for Annual Conference.
   6. responsibly distribute $4,000.00 conference monies specified for obtaining a
      nationally known speaker.
   7. deduct the amount of the seed money ($5,000.00) and the speaker money
       ($4,000.00) used not to exceed $9,000.00 from the conference revenue.
   8. submit an itemized accounting of expenses and expenditures to include
      1099 forms (as required by the Internal Revenue Service) to the Board of
      Directors. This list shall include a statement of all donation information.
      The statements must be distributed to the entire membership. A copy must
      be submitted to the TRA Treasurer.


Corresponding Secretary
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                IV                          1, 2, 3, 9, 11
                VII                         11

B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The corresponding secretary shall:
   E-mail minutes of the previous meeting and the agenda for the next meeting to all Board of
   Directors members at least two (2) weeks prior to each meeting.




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    Recording Secretary
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)


A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined
                IV                          1, 2, 3, 8

B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

    The recording secretary shall:
    1. record the minutes of all Board of Directors meetings and provide a copy of these minutes to
       the president and the corresponding secretary within four weeks prior to the next meeting.
    2. The recording secretary shall be and ex-officio member of and take minutes of Long Range
       Planning Committee meetings and provide a copy of minutes to the corresponding secretary
       to send to all Long Range Planning Committee members within two weeks of the meeting.

Treasurer
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                IV                          1, 2, 3, 10, 11
                VII                         8, 11, 19, 20

B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy
The treasurer shall:
   1. provide forms to be used for reimbursement of expenditures to
       all board members.
   2. assist successor in the filing of IRS returns for the first year of the new treasurer’s term of
        office.
   3. receive membership dues from the membership chairperson.
   4. pay all authorized bills within 30 days of invoice receipt.
   5. submit a written financial statement at each Board of Directors meeting and an annual report
        to Board of Directors at the Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop in July.
   6. notify officers and committee chairpersons of budget allocation overspending and advise
        that authorization to pay invoices beyond budget limits must come from Board of Directors.
   7. maintain joint signature cards for all accounts with the treasurer and the president.
   8. advise Board of Directors concerning investment of funds.
   9. submit copies of all materials, records, policy handbook, etc., and to the succeeding
        treasurer in accordance with the TRA Bylaws.
 10. serve as chair of the budget committee.
 11. the board expense reimbursement shall be paid at the last board meeting of the year.
 12. request budget needs from all committee chairs at least 2 weeks prior to annual budget
        meeting.


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Immediate Past President
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)



A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                IV                          5
                V                           2
                VII                         11, 19, 20

B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy
The immediate past president shall:
   1. serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
   2. convene and chair the two sessions of the Long Range Planning Committee.
   3. participate in the Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop.
   4. maintain a budget and file of procedures and provide information to the next past-president
       and cooperate with IRA in meeting criteria for IRA awards.
   5. review all minutes and assure changes are reflected in the Policy Handbook for the
       immediate past year.
   6. chair the nominating committee and vote only in the event of a tie.
   7. become a standing member of the Bylaws and Policy committees.



TRA/IRA State Coordinator
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)



A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined


                V                           2
                VII                         19, 20

B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The state coordinator shall:
   1. maintain accurate records of chartered councils within the state, i.e. names of the councils,
       their boundaries, and all officers’ names and addresses.
   2. report to IRA Headquarters names and addresses of all local and state officers by May 15.
   3. support the state council, local councils, and special interest councils in the performance of
       their duties.
   4. keep councils active, calling upon the IRA Leadership Development Associate or Director
       of Membership and Deputy Coordinators for assistance.
   5. arrange an annual leadership workshop for all local and state officers and committee
       chairpersons.
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    6. promote the organization of additional councils.
    7. maintain continuity and stability by arranging a workable system of communication among
       all councils in the state.
    8. attend and participate in council activities for council leaders.
    9. attend IRA regional workshop for council leaders.
  10. complete and return to the IRA the coordinator’s “Reimbursement for Expenses” form by
       March 31 each year.
  11. provide the president with necessary documentation for the Service Award,
       Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop, and report verifying council (association) support.
  12. be a voting member of Board of Directors.
  13. organize the Field Leader’s Dinner at the TRA Annual Conference.
  14. send a list of all locations for meetings of the state association to the insurance provider,
       upon request.



Deputy Coordinators
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)




     Five Deputy Coordinators may be appointed by the TRA Board of
                 Directors to assist the state coordinator.

Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The deputy coordinators shall:
   1. be recommended by the coordinator and approved by the Board of Directors.
   2. maintain a budget, subject to the prior knowledge and approval of the coordinator.
   3. not receive any reimbursement for a meeting or activity at which the coordinator is present.
   4. have served as a member of the board of directors for a period of at least 3 years.


Director of Membership Development
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)



 A. The roles and responsibilities of the Director of Membership Development shall be
                               those determined by IRA.

The Director of Membership Development shall:
   1. review the Primer for Directors of Membership Development for a detailed description of
       your role and for membership promotional strategies and resources.
   2. attend the IRA Field Leaders’ Workshop at the invitation of the Leadership Development
       Associate or if selected and sponsored by the state council.



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 3. review membership data and membership processing procedures to determine membership
    growth, retention rate, success of the membership campaign, and the efficiency of
    membership processing.
 4. determine the amount budgeted for the membership committee in conjunction with the TRA
    president and treasurer.
 5. contact each local and special interest council’s membership chair outlining your duties and
    reviewing their duties as council membership chairs.
 6. with assistance from local council membership chairs, design a comprehensive membership
    campaign and membership processing procedures.
 7. submit the completed campaign and membership processing to the board for approval. Send
    copies to IRA and to your Leadership Development Associate.
 8. attend the TRA Leadership Workshop.
 9. attend TRA board meetings. Present a comprehensive report on the progress of the
    campaign, including a written data report at each meeting.
10. prepare a membership promotion table or booth at the state conference
11. be sure the local and state dues are forwarded to the treasurer for deposit, following
    established procedures.
12. send International Reading Association dues to the Membership Services Manager at IRA
    headquarters immediately after receipt.
13. submit membership news for each issue of the TRA newsletter.
14. periodically review membership figures and activities in order to make adjustment in the
    campaign.
15. periodically contact local council membership chairs to offer assistance when needed.
16. visit as many councils as possible. Assist the council membership chair with membership
    activities at the meeting.
17. submit required correspondence for membership awards according to established guidelines.
18. prepare a preliminary budget for the incoming DMD for the following year.
19. review the annual membership campaign with your association’s incoming DMD.


B. Responsibilities defined by TRA Association Policy.
The Director of Membership Development shall:

1. submit all necessary reports for the Service Award to IRA with a copy to the president.
2 design, print, and distribute state membership forms.
3. be a voting member of Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
4. cooperate with IRA in meeting criteria for IRA awards.




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Board of Directors
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)



A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                V                           1, 2, 3, 4
                VI                          1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
                XI                          1, 2


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Board of Directors shall:
   1. approve temporary appointments made by the president to fill vacancies.
   2. approve actions to expedite Association affairs not covered by TRA Bylaws.
   3. cooperate with the president and coordinator by visiting local councils to support criteria
       for the Service Award.
   4. amend the Association Bylaws when needed.




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III. Standing Committee Responsibilities

Auditing Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)



A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                          V                                  2
                          VII                         1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Auditing Committee shall:
   1. make an annual audit to report at the Annual Conference.
      TRA recognizes this meeting as the first fiscal meeting following the closing of the previous
      year’s books.
   2. supervise an audit by an outside auditor, every five years (Last completed audit Summer
      2006; pending audit June 2009).
   3. maintain a file to be sent on to the next chair.



Awards Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)



A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                             V                              2
                             VII                    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10

B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy
The TRA individual awards are President’s Award, Distinguished Professor’s Award, Reading
Teacher of the Year Award, the Walter Helms Service Award, and Literacy Award.

The Awards Committee shall:
    1. notify local councils to return forms to incoming TRA Awards chairperson by July 1.
    2. maintain a file of past awards and cooperate with IRA in meeting criteria for IRA Awards.
    3. provide a plaque to be presented at the Annual Conference to the immediate past president
       of TRA.

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    4. the committee chair will present the other appropriate plaques to individuals and groups
       specified in the TRA Handbook.
    5. provide the president with a summary of the recognition program, including criteria and
       documentation.
    6. present each local council achieving the status of “Honor Council” with $50.00.
    7. present each local council achieving the status of “Honor Roll Membership” with $ 50.00.



Budget Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)



A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              V                               2
                              VII                     1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Budget Committee shall:
   1. meet and prepare the annual budget at the Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop.
   2. be chaired by the treasurer, who shall submit the budget to the Board of Directors.
   3. recommend yearly the proportion of percentage of Association funds to be held, if
      necessary, in reserve.



Bylaws and Policies Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)



A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              V                              2
                              VI                             6
                              VII                    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12
                              XI                          1, 2, 3


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Bylaws and Policies Committee shall:



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    1. be responsible for TRA Bylaws and Policies changes, for rewriting, and for submitting
       proposed changes to Board of Directors in compliance with TRA Bylaws and Policies
       provisions.
    2. prepare by June 1 of each year an accurate and up-to-date copy of the TRA Bylaws and
       Policies for the president who is preparing the new TRA Handbook.
    3. maintain a budget and submit copies of all materials, records, policy handbook, etc., to the
       succeeding TRA Bylaws and Policies Chairperson prior to the time that person is to assume
       responsibility for the committee.



Celebrate Literacy Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)



A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              V                              2
                              VII                    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 13


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Celebrate Literacy Committee shall:
   1. prepare and distribute the project forms at the Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop and to
      three TRA publications: the journal, the newsletter and the homepage.
   2. read, judge, and award gold, silver, and bronze medals along with Celebrate Literacy
      Certificates and Honorable Mention Certificates to all students who participated in the state
      contest. Return the books and send the awarded medals, accompanied by a written report, to
      the local council president.
   3. maintain a budget and a file of procedures and provide the information to the next chair.
   4. provide a written report, which includes the number of participants from all councils, to the
      TRA president and the three publications by the spring executive meeting.
   5. cooperate with IRA in meeting criteria for IRA awards.




Council Support Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)



A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              V                            2
                              VII                     6, 7, 8, 14


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B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Council Support Committee shall:
   1. award money to support fledgling or at risk councils in the amount of $300 per council upon
      request to the State and Deputy Coordinator for the appropriate geographic area.
   2. maintain a budget and a file of procedures and provide the information to the next chair and
      cooperate with IRA in meeting criteria for the IRA awards.
   3. criteria for monetary support for councils is as follows:
          a. the council must have a slate of officers in place.
          b. the council must have at least ten IRA members.
          c. the council must have a plan of action in place reflecting at least two planned
               meetings.
          d. the council must demonstrate commitment to the mission of TRA and maintaining
               an active council by arranging a meeting with the appropriate deputy coordinator.
   4. will collaborate with deputy coordinators to define needs for council support
   5. distribute the allocated budget to councils as part of the Speakers’ Bureau
          a. Review proposals and make selections for the Speakers' Bureau funds, not to exceed
          the allocated budget.
          b. Prepare and distribute the Speakers' Bureau forms at the Field Leaders' Summer
          Workshop and publicize in TRA publications.
          c. Send a list of winners to the president, TRA publications, and appropriate local
          papers.
          d. Maintain a budget, a file of procedures, and provide the information to the next
          chair.




Executive Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              VII                    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Executive Committee shall:
   meet as necessary to ensure that the state organization continues to operate efficiently and
   effectively and within the IRA/TRA Policies.




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Family Literacy Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)




A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              VII                  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 16


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Family Literacy Committee shall:
   1. initiate projects that will encourage adults to read for enjoyment and continuing education.
   2. prepare and distribute information for each of the TRA publications.
   3. maintain a budget and file of procedures and provide this information to the next
      chairperson and cooperate with IRA in meeting criteria for IRA awards


Honor Council Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              V                             2
                              VII                   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 17


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Honor Council Committee shall:
   1. encourage all local councils to participate and strive to achieve Honor Council status. Each
      council awarded the Honor Council status by IRA will receive $50.00 from TRA. Each local
      council achieving the status of Honor Roll Membership will receive an award of $50.00
      from TRA.
   2. remind all local council presidents of the October and March deadlines.
   3. maintain a budget and file of procedures and provide the information to the next chair and
      cooperate with IRA in meeting criteria for IRA awards.




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International Projects / Programs Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)



A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              V                             2
                              VII                   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 18


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The International Projects / Programs Committee shall:
   1. administer and promote projects and programs designed to promote literacy outside the
       United States and Canada.
   2. send information to the TRA publications.
   3. maintain a budget and a file of procedures and provide the information to the next chair and
       cooperate with IRA in meeting criteria for IRA awards.




Legislative Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                               V                            2
                              VII                 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 19

B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Legislative Committee shall:
   1. study TRA Bylaws and Policy Handbook for details of committee duties prior to chairing
      the committee.
   2. maintain contact with the Legislature and the Tennessee State Department of Education
      regarding legislation affecting reading.
   3. develop strategies in response to legislation affecting reading and develop proposals that
      will benefit reading instruction.
   4. maintain a budget and a file of procedures and provide this information to the next
      chairperson. Provide the president with documentation to support the Service Award
      Program.



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C. Coordination Recommended with the Following:
    1. Budget Committee
    2. Studies and Research Committee
   3. Publication Committee




Long Range Planning Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)



A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                             V                             2
                             VII                   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 20


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Long Range Planning Committee shall:
    1. review and recommend policy changes, as needed, to the Board of Directors.
    2. study any negotiations to be entered into regarding conference sites and make
       recommendations to Board of Directors.
    3. prepare a budget and submit copies of all materials, records, policy handbook, etc. to the
       succeeding Long Range Committee Chairperson prior to the time of assuming
       responsibility for the committee.
    4. cooperate with IRA in meeting criteria for IRA awards.



Membership Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)



A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                            V                                2
                            VII                      1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 21



B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Membership Committee shall:

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    1. have all local council membership chairpersons serve on the committee.
    2. be responsible for planning and conducting a session at the Field Leaders’ Summer
       Workshop regarding local and state membership.
    3. provide and staff a Membership and Publications booth at conferences.
    4. submit copies of all materials, budget, records, etc. to the succeeding chairperson prior to
       the time that person is to assume responsibility for the committee.
   5. provide documentation to the TRA President to support the Service Award and cooperate
       with IRA in meeting criteria for IRA awards.
   6. will be responsible for securing and maintaining membership including student
       membership.

Newspaper in Education Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)




A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              V                              2
                              VII                    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 22


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Newspaper in Education Committee shall:
   1. administer and promote projects and programs designed to promote literacy by the use of
        newspapers in classrooms across the state during the first week of March as part of
        Newspaper in Education Week.
    2. distribute materials to local council leaders at the Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop and for
        the TRA publications.
    3. maintain a budget and a file of procedures and provide the information to the next
        chairperson.
    4 provide a list of participants to the three publications by the Spring board meeting.
    5. cooperate with IRA in meeting criteria for IRA awards.




Nominating Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              IV                             5
                              VI                     1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 23


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B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Nominating Committee shall:
   1. nominate officers in rotation from the three grand divisions of the state when possible.
   2. present the slate of officers to the Board of Directors at the Winter meeting.
   3. maintain a file of procedures and provide this information to the next chairperson and to the
      Archives chairperson.
   4. recommend a Director of Membership for approval by the Board of Directors.
   5. consist of past presidents and state coordinators (past or present) who are active Board of
      Directors members.



Publications Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)




A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                               V                         2
                               VII               1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 24


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Publications Committee shall:
   1. supervise the publications of a bi-annual journal publication, three editions of a newsletter
      and a homepage.
   2. recommend the number and types of official publications in consultation with the president
      and subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
   3. determine the duties of the various editors and co-editors.
   4. submit publications marked “TRA Award of Excellence” to the president.
   5. cooperate with IRA in meeting requirements for IRA awards.


Publicity Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                                 V                          2
                                VIII                1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 25


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

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The Publicity Committee shall:
   1. publicize all meetings and activities of the Association in the TRA publications and in local
      and state newspapers.
   2. maintain a budget and a file of procedures for the next chairperson.




Scholarship Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                                V                           2
                                VII                    6, 7, 8, 14


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Scholarship Committee shall:
   1. award the money for TRA State Conference Scholarship and the J. Estill Alexander Student
      Scholarship.
   2. review the submitted proposals and make selections for scholarship recipients.
   1. prepare a display and distribute and promote the scholarship/grant forms at the Field
      Leaders’ Summer Workshop and in the TRA publications. Send a copy of all winners and
      amounts awarded to the President and all TRA publications.




Studies and Research Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              V                              2
                              VII                    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 26


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Studies and Research Committee shall:

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    1. encourage members to study important issues in reading, continuously review or survey the
       Association’s activities to assure that all levels of reading interest are properly represented
       in publicity, programs, meetings, research, etc.
    2. maintain a budget and file of current and past information regarding activities of the
       committee to be passed on to the next chair.
    3. submit research news to the TRA publications and encourage all members to write research
       articles.
    4. keep abreast of reading trends in the state of Tennessee.
    5. submit to the president evidence of a program that actively promotes reading in Tennessee
       and supports IRA awards.



Support Storytelling Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)




A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              V                                2
                              VII                      1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 27


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Support Storytelling Committee shall:
   1. prepare, distribute, and promote the TRA Support Storytelling Guidelines and materials at
      the Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop and in the Association publications on the Home
      Page.
   2. assist local councils in promoting Support Storytelling on the local and state level.
      Encourage teacher, parent, and student participation.
   3. maintain a budget and a file of procedures, provide information to the next chair. Send a list
      of participants to the TRA publications by the Spring Board of Directors meeting.


TEA Reading Section Committee
A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                  VII                          29



B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy
The TRA Reading Section Committee shall:
   1. maintain membership in both the Tennessee Education Association and the
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     Tennessee Reading Association.
    2. review current TEA policies regarding reimbursement for professional
        development.
    3. petition TRA conference attendees to sign a roster indicating TEA
       membership.
    4. gather copies of financial expenditures from the conference chair and
        submit necessary paperwork for reimbursement to TEA.
    5. report status of reimbursement claim to TRA board of directors.




               IV. Special Committee Responsibilities

Archives Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              V                          2
                              VII                     6, 7, 8


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Archives Committee shall:
   1. maintain all permanent records of the Association.
   2. update the history each year for distribution to the members of the Board of Directors at the
      Annual Conference.
   3. provide the incoming TRA president with forms requiring information necessary for
      updating annual records. (This is to be done at the annual Field Leaders’ Summer
      Workshop).
   4. house documents with the chairperson of the Archives.


Community Projects Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              V                          2
                              VII                     6, 7, 8




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B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Community Projects Committee shall:
   1. promote the IRA Community Projects Program and encourage councils across the state to
      participate.
   2. review the proposals and make selections for the projects to be sent to IRA by the
      designated and announced deadline.
   3. distribute the project forms at the Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop and promote
      participation through the TRA publications.
   4. maintain a file of procedures and provide the information to the next chair.
   5. cooperate with IRA in meeting criteria for the Community Projects Award.




Exemplary Reading Program Awards Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              V                          2
                              VII                     6, 7, 8


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Exemplary Reading Program Awards Committee shall:
   1. promote the IRA Exemplary Reading Program Award and encourage schools across the
      state to apply for the award.
   2. distribute the application forms at the Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop and promote
      through the TRA publications and Home Page.
   3. review the proposals and visit the selected school sites to evaluate potential winners to be
      submitted to IRA.
   4. maintain a file of procedures and provide information to the next chair.
   5. cooperate with IRA in meeting criteria for the ERPA.




Hospitality Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)



A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              V                          2
                              VII                     6, 7, 8

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B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Hospitality Committee shall:
   1. provide food for the two Board of Directors meetings scheduled during Winter and Spring.
   2. maintain a budget and record of expenses and provide the next chairperson a list of
      functions and meals served.




Intellectual Freedom Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              V                           2
                              VII                      6, 7, 8


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Intellectual Freedom Committee shall:
   1. monitor challenges to intellectual freedom.
   2. keep the membership informed by written or oral reports concerning issues related to
       intellectual freedom.
   3. maintain a budget and a file of procedures and provide the information to the next
       chairperson and the Archives chairperson.
   4. cooperate with IRA in meeting criteria for IRA Awards.




Parliamentarian
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              V                        2
                              VII                   6, 7, 8


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Parliamentarian shall:
   1. assist the president during all official meetings to keep the meeting within the time and
       content framework necessary to complete the business of the Association.
   2. provide expertise of rules and procedures during any TRA event.

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Promotion of Reading Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)

A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                              V                         2
                              VII                    6, 7, 8


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Promotion of Reading Committee shall:
   1. award Tennessee Reading Improvement (TRI) grants up to $400.00 each and not to exceed
       a total expenditure of $1,600.00 annually. See local awards in the TRA Handbook for
       specifications.
   2. review the proposals and make selections for the TRI grants.
   3. prepare and distribute the TRI grant forms at the Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop and
       publicize in the TRA publications.
   4. send a list of winners to the president, TRA publications and appropriate local papers.
   5. maintain a budget, a file of procedures, and provide the information to the next chair.


Scrapbook Committee
(See Bylaws for Roman Numeral References)



A. TRA Bylaws Provisions and Responsibilities Defined

                             V                            2
                             VII                       6, 7, 8


B. Responsibilities Defined by TRA Association Policy

The Scrapbook Committee shall:
   1. instruct local councils in the proper procedure for preparing pages for the scrapbook,
       including suggestions for content.
   2. Encourage the submission of completed pages to the Scrapbook Committee chair by July 1.
   3. Assemble collected pages in the scrapbook and present the completed scrapbook to the
       outgoing TRA President at the Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop.
   4. Maintain a budget and a file of procedures for the next chair.




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V. Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop
   1. Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop is the responsibility of the state coordinator.
   2. The state coordinator, subject to the approval of the TRA Board of Directors, shall select the
      site of the Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop.
   3. The association shall provide lodging for participants in the Field Leaders’ Summer
      Workshop as follows:
          a. pay for rooms per local council based upon 2-3 persons per room.
          b. pay for rooms for members of the TRA Board of Directors based upon 2-3 persons
               per room.
          c. pay for rooms for additional invited participants.
          d. Allow persons who request single rooms (if available) or who bring spouses to pay
               one half the double room rate. Single rooms will be available only if invited
               participants do not fill the block of rooms reserved for the workshop.
          e. The Association shall pay for the meals and lodging of participants as determined by
               the length of the Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop.
          f. Other expenses incurred will be the responsibility of the individual participants or
               local council, when appropriate.
          g. Travel expenses are not covered by TRA.
   4. Each council shall prepay for attendee’s lodging and the Association will reimburse local
      councils for lodging after attendance by participants. (Clarification: On February 26, 2000,
      to facilitate accountability of participants in the Field Leaders’ Summer Workshop, the
      Board of Directors recommended and approved the item 4 as a resolution.)
   5. Individuals or local councils shall be responsible for payment of meal costs resulting from
      reservations not honored by attendance or by notification within three days prior to the
      event.
   6. outgoing executive committee persons and outgoing chairpersons are encouraged to attend
      role alike meetings



VI. General Policies
A. Membership
   1. All officers must be members of TRA and IRA.
   2. All committee chairs must be members of TRA. Membership in IRA is desirable and
      strongly encouraged.


B. Reimbursements
   1. Mileage to attend at least three TRA Board of Directors meetings will be reimbursed at the
       current state rate (maximum of current IRA Conference Fee) OR with proof of registration
       fee to the current IRA conference. (carpool if possible).
   2. Local councils will be reimbursed at the current state rate for a maximum of two rooms per
       council for overnight lodging if mileage exceeds 100 miles one way.
   3. All bills and/or receipts are to be submitted to the treasurer, within 30 days of date received
       and preferably by June 1, on special forms provided for that purpose.
   4. All checks should be cashed within 60 days. Reimbursement will take place in April at
       the last board meeting of the year.
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C. IRA AWARD of EXCELLENCE and HONOR COUNCIL:
   1. Responsibility for providing documentation follows:
       The president shall establish state submission dates to expedite reporting to IRA. See the
       IRA Guidelines in the Handbook for updating the information below:
           a. Committee Chairs shall submit evaluation forms to IRA and to the TRA president.
               Evidence of local council intent to participate shall be included.
           b. International aspect of IRA: The designated individual and/or committee shall
               submit the appropriate report to the president.
    2. Each local council achieving the status of Honor Council will receive an award of $50.00
       from TRA.
    3. Each local council achieving the status of Honor Roll Membership will receive an award of
       $50.00 from TRA.


D. Annual Conference:
   1. The president-elect shall coordinate and be responsible for overall planning and
      implementation of the Annual Conference.
   2. All conference committee chairpersons shall serve as members of the Program Committee.
   3. A complimentary suite shall be provided for the General Conference Chairperson at each
      Annual Conference, if those rooms are available.
   4. State conference seed money increased to $5,000.00 and speaker money of $4,000.00
      available for obtaining a nationally known speaker.
   5. The state coordinator shall be responsible for the planning of the Field Leader’s Dinner
      during the Annual Conference.
   6. The conference chair shall deduct the amount of the seed money ($5,000.00) and the
      speaker money ($4,000.00) used not to exceed $9,000.00 from the conference revenue.
   7. The conference chair shall submit an itemized accounting of expenses and expenditures to
      include 1099 forms (as required by the Internal Revenue Service) to the Board of Directors.
      This list shall include a statement of all donation information. The statements must be
      distributed to the entire membership. A copy must be submitted to the TRA Treasurer.

E. Publications:
   1. The term of office for each editor shall be three years.
   2. Journal subscriptions for non-members shall be $5.00 per year.
   3. Co-editorships shall be established for Publications Committee.
   4. The Tennessee Reading Teacher may accept paid advertisements.
   5. The Tennessee Reading Teacher and the TRA Newsletter Reading Matters shall be separate
      publications.
   6. A Home Page, considered a publication for TRA, has been created with a web site and all
      members are strongly encouraged to be active users.

F. Voting Procedures:
       No voting by proxy.




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           Section VIII

              Directory




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Anderson, Laura                                            Council: Red Clay
110 Windcrest Place NW                                     Position: Treasurer
Cleveland, TN 37312                                        Email: landerson@leeuniversity.edu

                      Cell:                        Home:               Work: (423) 478-3633
Argo, Allison                                              Council: Wilson County
1007 Castle Heights Avenue North                           Position:Vice President,
Membership Director                                        Email: argoa1@k12tn.net
Lebanon, TN 37087

                      Cell:                        Home:               Work: (615) 444-2483
Baker, Julie                                                Council: Tennessee Tech
TTU Campus Box 5042           TRA Webpage Co-Editor        Position: Vice President
Cookeville, TN 38505                                       Email: jcbaker@tntech.edu

                      Cell: 423.715.8212           Home:             Work: 931.372.3558
Barnett, Jill                                               Council: Benton County
212 West Main Street                                       Position:
P.O. Box 112                  TRA Membership Director     Email: jill.barnett@tennk12.net
Camden,Tennessee 38320                                tn.read.assoc.membership@gmail.com
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                      Cell:                Home: (731) 584-3124         Work: (731) 584-4257
Bell, Joy                                                   Council: Wilson County
906 Hickory Ridge                                           Position: Secretary
Lebanon, TN 37087                                           Email: bellj5@k12tn.net

                      Cell:                        Home:               Work: 615-444-6651
Biggs, Vickie                                               Council: Cheatham County
4552 Dogwood Lane                                           Position: Membership Director
Pegram, TN 37143                                    Email: Vickie.biggs@cheathamschools.org

                      Cell:                        Home:           Work: (615) 646-6637

Birdwell, Sophia                                            Council: Middle Tennessee
2005 Woodlake Court              TRA Hospitality Chair      Position:
Nashville, TN 37214                                         Email: sophia.birdwell@mnps.org

   Cell: (931) 349-0207          Home: (615) 739-6909         Work: (615) 258-1330 ext. 204
Blair, Brooke                                              Council: Sevier County
326 Cherry St.                   TRA Audit Chair           Position: Membership Director
Sevierville, TN 37862                                      Email: hbblair@bellsouth.net
                                                           brookeblair@sevier.org

           Cell: (865) 654-7266         Home: (865) 453-2686          Work: (865) 428-2171
Boulware, Beverly            TRA International Chair    Council: Mary Tom Berry
1301 East Main Street, Box 69 IRA Resolutions and Positions Statements Chair Position:
Middle Tennessee State Univ. IRA Program Committee Member Email: boulware@mtsu.edu
Murfreesboro, TN 37132         IRA Program Proposal Reviewer for 2012 Convention
            Cell: (816) 786-1517        Home:                          Work: (615) 904-8243

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Bowman, Sharon                                                 Council: Smoky Mountain
7615 Neubert Springs Rd.                                       Position: Co-Vice President
Knoxville, TN 37920                                  Email: sharon.bowman@knoxschools.org
                    Cell:                          Home:                        Work:

Bradley, Terry                                                  Council: West Tennessee
2007 Westbriar                                                  Position: Membership Director
Cordova, TN 38016                                     Email: terry.bradley@sfaschool.cdom.org
           Cell: (901) 550-4611          Home: (901) 755-3841          Work: (901) 388-7321

Brashears, Kathy                                               Council: Tennessee Tech
201 Timber Ridge Dr.        TRA President-Elect               Position:
Lenoir City, TN 37771       TRA 2011 Conference Chair         Email: kbrashears@tntech.edu

                  Cell: (865) 388-6077        Home: (865) 986-9286        Work:
Brock, Melissa      TRA Immediate Past President               Council: Middle Tennessee
3623 Valley Vista Rd.       TRA Nominating Chair               Position:
Nashville, TN 37205         TRA Long Range Planning Chair     Email: brockmel@msn.com

                  Cell: (615) 428-1987         Home: (615) 292-6115         Work:
Brown, Brooke                                               Council: Tennessee Tech
2200 Massa Ave              TRA Newsletter Editor           Position: Corresponding Secretary
Cookeville, TN 38501                                        Email: bbrown@tntech.edu

              Cell: (931) 239-4046        Home:                         Work: (931) 372-3856
Bruster, Benita                                              Council: Mid Cumberland
Austin Peay State University      TRA Journal Editor         Position:
P.O. Box 4545 - College of Ed.                               Email: brusterb@apsu.edu
Clarksville, TN 37044
             Cell: (615) 686-6488        Home: (615) 482-4578          Work: (931) 221-6491
Cabbage, Julie                                                Council: Smoky Mountain
East Knox County Elementary                                   Position: Treasurer
9315 Rutledge Pike                                      Email: julie.cabbage@knoxschools.org
Mascot, TN 37806
                       Cell:                       Home:                        Work:


Campbell, Michele                                              Council: Tennessee Tech
P.O. Box 273                                                   Position: President-Elect
Pleasant Hill, TN 38578                                        Email: msdc@citlink.net

              Cell: (931) 210-0322         Home: (931) 277-5214         Work: (931) 277-3677
Carter, LeEllen                                                Council: Tennessee Tech
134 Bull Run Road                                              Position: Recording Secretary
Lynchburg, Tn 37352                                            Email: lcarter@tntech.edu

             Cell: 9312735667               Home: 9317594128               Work: 9313931747




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Carter, Nancy                                                    Council: Mid Cumberland
1736 Bend Road                TRA Corresponding Secretary        Position:
Clarksville, TN 37040                                           Email: nancy.carter@cmcss.net

           Cell: (931) 249-0818        Home: (931) 572-9845           Work: (931) 648-5695
Clark, Beth                                                      Council: Mary Tom Berry
853 DeJarnette Lane.                                             Position: President Elect
Murfreesboro, TN 37130                                          Email: clarkbet@rcschools.net

                     Cell:                      Home: 615-904-6760           Work:
Collins, Melanie                                                Council: Middle Tennessee
798 Walnut Ridge Drive          TRA Honor Council Chair        Position: Treasurer
LaVergne, TN 37086                                            Email: melaniecollins@tds.net
                                                                melanie.collins@mnps.org
   Cell: (615) 425-1467        Home: (615) 213-8333        Work: (615) 291-6355 ext. 222
Conroy, Diana                                                   Council: West Tennessee
3072 Tyler Cove                                                 Position: President
Bartlett, TN 38133                                Email: diana.conroy@sfaschool.cdom.org

dianavconroy@yahoo.com
                   Cell: (901) 493-1441         Home:                          Work:

Copeland-Rutledge, Valerie                                      Council: Mildred Chapman
615 McCallie Avenue                 TRA Past President         Position:
Chattanooga, TN 37403                                       Email: Valerie-Rutledge@utc.edu

            Cell: (423) 316-2300        Home: (423) 892-6086          Work: (423) 425-5374
Crittenden, Etta                                                Council: Middle Tennessee
Andrew Johnson Tower, 5th Floor TRA State Dept. of Ed. Liaison Position:
710 James Robertson Parkway                                  Email: Etta.Crittenden@tn.gov
Nashville, TN 37243
              Cell: 615-969-5255           Home: 615-851-6291          Work: (615) 253-6027
Crosby, Jana                   TRA Past President               Council: Middle Tennessee
505 Farmington Court                                            Position:
Nashville, TN 37221                                           Email: janacrosby@comcast.net
                                                                   janacros@gmail.com

           Cell: (615) 972-4804        Home: (615) 662-8381           Work: (615) 972-4804
Daley, Leigh                                                    Council: Mossy Creek
6620 Withers Circle                                             Position: Membership Director
Talbott, TN 37877                                               Email: daleyl@k12tn.net

              Cell:                    Home: 865-771-0628               Work:
Deitrich, Margaret           TRA Past President                  Council: Mid Cumberland
113 Annalise Dr.             TRA Archives Chair                  Position:
Clarksville, TN 37043                                            Email: deitrichm@apsu.edu

           Cell: (931) 216-1158       Home: (931) 358-4512            Work: (931) 221-7522



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Denton, Betty               TRA Past President                      Council: West Tennessee
115 Dyer Hwy                TRA Awards Chair                        Position:
Trenton, TN 38382           TRA Deputy Coordinator           Email: bdenton@trentonspeed.com

                    Cell: (731) 643-8789           Home: (731) 855-9393           Work:
doValle, Mary Ellen                                                Council: Cheatham County
1351 Primm Rd.                                                     Position: President
Ashland City, TN 37015                                             Email: mellendv@aol.com

                Cell: (615) 934-3131         Home: (615) 952-2186            Work:
doValle, Gersan Cesar                                           Council: Cheatham County
1351 Primm Rd                                                   Position: Treasurer
Ashland City, TN 37015                                          Email: mellendv@aol.com

            Cell:                          Home:                         Work: (615)952-2186
Dwyer, Edward                                                Council: Allie Lou Felton Gilbreath
CUAI Box 70684                                               Position: President Elect
Johnson City, TN 37614                                       Email: dwyer@etsu.edu

           Cell:                       Home: (423) 926-6822        Work: (423) 439-7593
 Eikenberry, Alanna                                      Council: Smoky Mountain
 Ritta Elementary                                        Position: Co-President Elect
6228 Washington Pike                             Email: alanna.eikenberry@knoxschools.org
Knoxville, TN 37918

                    Cell:       Home:                            Work:
Flynn-Hopper, Rachael   TRA Studies and Research Chair          Council: North Central
1900 Belmont Blvd, WHB 100                                      Position:
Nashville TN 37212                                           Email: rachael.flynn@belmont.edu

    Cell: 615-268-4080                 Home:                             Work: 615-460-6234
Forsythe, Joanne                                                  Council: Mid Cumberland
346 Andrew Drive                                                  Position: Treasurer
Clarksville, TN 37042                                       Email: Joanne. Forsythe@cmcss.net

                    Cell: (978) 609-7803            Home:                         Work:

Foxworth, Kim                                                   Council: Red Clay
3113 Woodmore Lane N.W.                                         Position: President-Elect
Cleveland, TN 37312                                     Email: kfoxworth@clevelandschools.org

                    Cell:                           Home: (423) 584-0600         Work:
Franck, Laura                                                  Council: Cheatham County
5641 Harpeth Haven Drive                                       Position: President-Elect
Pegram, TN 37143                                     Email: laura.franck@cheathamschools.org

                    Cell:                          Home:                          Work:




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Fuller, Sharon                                                         Council: Lakeway
1030 Pine Haven Drive                                                  Position: Treasurer
Morristown, TN 37814                                                   Email: sfuller@hcboe.net

                       Cell: (423) 312-5784          Home:                          Work:
Gary, Frances                                                           Council: North Central
112 Maple View Trail                                                    Position: Treasurer
 Hendersonville, TN 37075                                 Email: frances.gary@sumnerschools.org

                       Cell:                         Home:             Work: (615) 504-4306
Glaser, Sonja                                                        Council: North Central
843 S. Broadway                  TRA Council Support Chair          Position:
Portland, TN 37148                                      Email: sonja.glaser@sumnerschools.org

              Cell: (615) 584-8316            Home: (615) 325-9835        Work: (615) 325-3233
Greer, Paula                                                   Council: Mossy Creek
2703 Ridgewood Drive                                           Position: Corresponding Secretary
Jefferson City, TN 37760                                       Email: pgreer@k12tn.net
                       Cell:                         Home: 865-850-9399            Work:

Guidry, Jo Ann                                                   Council: Smoky Mountain
3552 Navigator Point                                             Position: Membership Director
Knoxville, TN 37922                                              Email: jag@webbschool.org

          Cell: (865) 405-3552           Home: (865) 694-4805           Work: (865) 291-2685

Hansard, Wendy                                                   Council: Smoky Mountain
4228 Kingdom Lane                                                Position: Co-President
Knoxville, TN 37938                                     Email: wendy.hansard@knoxschools.org

           Cell:                    Home: (865) 654-0427                Work: (865) 922-7445
Harris, Ann                                                        Council: Mid Cumberland
416 Dixie Bee Rd.     TRA Past State Coordinator                   Position:
Clarksville, TN 37043                                              Email: harrisa@apsu.edu

               Cell:                           Home: (931) 358-5018         Work:
Hayes, C. LaShae                                                 Council: Lakeway
259 Holtson View Dr.                                             Position: Vice President
Rogersville, TN 37857                                             Email: shays@hcboe.net
                     Cell: (423) 923-5536             Home:                             Work:

Heim, Dulcie                                                     Council: Mary Tom Berry
3920 Puckett Creek Crossing #3804                                Position: President
Murfreesboro, TN 37128                                           Email: heimd@rcschools.net

                       Cell: (615) 289-2168          Home:                        Work:
Holladay, Shirley                                                Council: Benton County
761 Joe Holladay Rd.           TRA Support Storytelling Chair    Position:
Holladay, TN 38341                                                Email: holladays@tds.net

                       Cell: (731) 676-3434          Home: (731) 847-2274         Work:
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Holt, Tina                                                  Council: Smoky Mountain
West Haven Elementary                                       Position: Co-Vice President
3620 Sisk Road                                               Email: tina.holt@knoxschools.org
Knoxville, TN 37921
                    Cell:                           Home:                          Work:

Hunt, Teri                                                      Council: Middle Tennessee
                                                                Position: Membership Director
                                                                Email:
                Cell:                          Home:                        Work:


Ingham, Monica                                                    Council: North Central
150 Freeland Road                   TRA NIE Chair        Position: Secretary of Programs
Portland, TN 37148                                               Email: mli2138@aol.com

        Cell: (615) 482-4209           Home:                        Work: 615-859-4991
Isbell, Janet                                                      Council: Tennessee Tech
PO Box 62                       TRA Adolescent Literacy Chair     Position:
Coalfield TN 37719                                                 Email: jisbell@tntech.edu

 Cell: 865-387-3867            Home:                         Work: 865-354-3000 ext 4338
James, Paige                                                   Council: Mossy Creek
1506 N. Butler Avenue                                          Position: Recording Secretary
Jefferson City, TN 37760                                       Email: jamesp4@k12tn.net

           Cell:                      Home: 865-567-7945            Work:
Jasitt, Lance                                            Council: Tennessee Tech
1670 Apple Valley Drive TRA Intellectual Freedom Chair   Position:
Cookeville, TN 38501                                     Email: lpjasitt@tntech.edu

      Cell: 931-267-5845                Home: 931-432-2113              Work: 931-372-3943
Kamm, William                                                   Council: Red Clay
260 Deer Ridge Trail                                            Position: President
Ocoee, TN 37361                                                 Email: wkamm@leeuniversity.edu

             Cell: (423) 790-4123       Home: (423) 338-4588           Work: (423) 614-8477
Keith, Karin                                           Council: Allie Lou Felton Gilbreath
CUAI Box 70684                                         Position: President
East Tennessee State University                        Email: KeithKJ@etsu.edu
Johnson City, TN 37614
             Cell:                        Home:                        Work: (423) 439-7912
Kincaid, Randy                                                  Council: Sevier County
226 Cedar St.                  TRA State Coordinator           Position: President
Sevierville, TN 37862               TRA Past President        Email: randykincaid@sevier.org

             Cell: (865) 654-5955          Home:                        Work: (865) 453-4671




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Langhans, Krishanna                                           Council: Lakeway
4254 Oak Trace Dr.                                            Position: Corresponding Secretary
Morristown, TN 37813                                          Email: klanghans@hcboe.net

            Cell:                        Home:                           Work: (423) 586-4098
Lassiter, Sharon                                                    Council: Middle Tennessee
2228 Osburn Road                         TRA Past President        Position:
Arrington, TN 39754                                                 Email: shlassiter2@aol.com

                       Cell: (615) 504-8687        Home:                          Work:
Lloyd, Mindy                                                       Council: Tennessee Tech
239 Stratford Drive                                                Position: Membership Director
Cookeville, TN 38506                                               Email: mlloyd@tntech.edu

                 Cell: 931-260-7097              Home:                            Work:
Maddox, Dianne                                                  Council: Middle Tennessee
317 Brentwood Oaks Dr.                                          Position: Secretary
Nashville, TN 37211                                           Email: dianne.maddox@mnps.org

                       Cell: (865) 805-1229        Home:                       Work:
Madon, Tammy                                                 Council: Smoky Mountain
                                                             Position: Co-President Elect
                                                      Email: tammy.madon@knoxschools.org
                       Cell:                       Home:                       Work:

Manus, Vickie      TRA Deputy Coordinator Middle TN                 Council: Mid Cumberland
528 Yvonne Drive TRA Past President                                 Position:
Clarksville, TN 37042                                              Email: vmanus@earthlink.net

          Cell:                          Home: (931) 645-3189          Work: (931) 553-2059
Matheny, Judy                                                     Council: Benton County
705 Matheny Road                                                  Position: President
Dresden, TN 38225                                                 Email: royw2@frontiernet.net

                       Cell:                       Home: (731) 364-3694        Work:
Maxwell, Ina                        TRA Family Literacy Chair       Council: Tennessee Tech
3922 Red Road                                                        Position:
Sparta, TN 38583                                         Email: inamaxwell@citlink.net

                       Cell:              Home: 931-261-9437                        Work:
McGehee, Jeanne                TRA Promotion of Reading Chair      Council: Middle Tennessee
2808 Lower Walkers Creek                                             Position:
Goodlettsville, TN 37072                                      Email: jeannemcgehee@yahoo.com
                                                                      jmcgehee@fanniebattle.org

         Cell: 615-3050884               Home:    615-855-2083           Work: 615-2286745




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McPherson, Cindi                                               Council: Lakeway
1616 Oak St.                 TRA Scholarship Chair             Position: Recording Secretary
Morristown, TN 37813                                           Email: cmcpherson@hcboe.net

         Cell: (423) 277-6821          Home: (423)586-4707           Work: (423)586-7472
Milburn, Susan                                                 Council: Cheatham County
1115 Golf Course Lane                                          Position: Secretary
Ashland City, TN 37015                                         Email: susanlott@msn.com

          Cell: (615) 943-3661       Home:                           Work: (615) 792-4296
Miller, Jenny                                                  Council: Benton County
P.O. Box 67                    TRA Scrapbook Chair             Position: Recording Secretary
Sugar Tree, TN 38380           TRA TEA Liaison            Email: jennymiller402@hotmail.com

            Cell: (901) 237-9052       Home: (731) 847-7394        Work: (731) 584-4257
Mitchell, Carnella                                          Council: Middle Tennessee
3753 Seasons Drive            TRA Legislative Chair         Position:
Antioch, TN 37013                                       Email: carnella.mitchell@mnps.org

         Cell: (615) 243-8264       Home: (615) 367-4301             Work: 615.333.5059
Moran, Cathy                                                   Council: Tennessee Tech
3507 Pinewood Dr.                                              Position:
Cookeville, TN 38501          TRA Past President               Email: ccmoran04@yahoo.com

                     Cell: (931) 544-2764        Home: (931) 528-8919           Work:

Newman, Debbie                                        Council: Mid Cumberland
2221 Leatherwood Rd.     TRA Vice President          Position:
Stewart, TN 37175        TRA Bylaws and Policy Chair Email: deborah.newman@am.dodea.edu

           Cell: (931) 627-0668        Home: (931) 232-5896         Work: (270) 439-3792
Norton, Liz                                            Council: Smoky Mountain
Bell Morris Elementary                                  Position: Co-President
2308 Washington Pike                             Email: elizabeth.norton@knoxschools.org
Knoxville, TN 37917
                        Cell:                    Home:                           Work:
O’Dell, Tonja                                            Council: Sevier County
2980 Douglas Dam Rd.                                     Position: Treasurer
Kodak, TN 37764                                          Email: tonjaodell@sevier.org

                     Cell:                        Home: (865) 933-2995           Work:
Pattullo, Katie                                             Council: Middle Tennessee
3357 Harpeth Springs Drive    TRA Celebrate Literacy Chair Position:
Nashville, TN 37221                                        Email: kathryn.pattullo@mnps.org

                     Cell: (615) 319-1610        Home: (615) 646-8669           Work:




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Penix, Holly                                                         Council: Red Clay
123 Whispering Hills Drive SE                                        Position: Secretary
Cleveland, TN 37323                                           Email: hpenix@clevelandschools.org

           Cell: (931) 279-0643           Home:                         Work: (423) 479-5121

Potts, Richard                                                       Council: West Tennessee
2022 Young                        TRA Past President                 Position:
Memphis, TN 38014                                                    Email:

                       Cell:                           Home: (901) 276-1341         Work:
Price, Susan                                                         Council: Mossy Creek
1462 David Swann Dr.                                                 Position: Vice President
Dandridge, TN 37725                                                   Email: prices3@k12tn.net

                       Cell:                       Home: 865-661-2771            Work:
Prus, Mary Carol                                                 Council: West Tennessee
8424 Rockcreek Pkwy                                              Position: Vice President
Cordova, TN 38016                                       Email: mary.prus@sfaschool.cdom.org

                      Cell:                          Home: (901) 382-3588          Work:
Pullen, Mary                                                         Council: West Tennessee
2245 Willow Wood Avenue           TRA Exemplary Reading Chair        Position: Secretary
Memphis, TN 38127                 TRA Past President         Email: mpullen@stmarysschool.org

                   Cell:                           Home:                            Work:
Qualls, April                                                    Council: Benton County
2455 Dollar Road                                                 Position: Vice President
Buena Vista, TN 38318                                            Email: april.qualls@tennk12.net

                      Cell:                        Home: (731) 586-7378          Work:
Ramsey, Cindy                                                 Council: Mossy Creek
451 Ritz View Drive                                            Position: Treasurer
Blaine, TN 37709                                               Email: cindyramsey@juno.com

           Cell: (865) 919-2584          Home: (865) 932-9034            Work: (865) 828-5721
Ramsey, Michael                                                    Council: Mossy Creek
5805 Matalin Lane                                                  Position: President Elect
Knoxville, TN 37918                                                Email: ramsey.m@juno.com

                      Cell:                        Home: (865) 556-6169            Work:

Roberts, Susan                                                   Council: Mossy Creek
4318 Stonehenge Way                                              Position: President
Dandridge, TN 37725                                              Email: sroberts@k12tn.net
                   Cell: (423) 312-1692            Home:                           Work:




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Roe, Betty                     TRA Speakers Bureau Chair            Council: Tennessee Tech
2985 Taylors Chapel Road       TRA Past President                   Position:
Crossville, TN 38572                                                Email: bettyroe@u-c.net

                     Cell:                         Home: (931) 788-2803        Work:
Roe, Mike                                                           Council: Tennessee Tech
2985 Taylors Chapel Road           TRA Publications Chair          Position:
Crossville, TN 38572                                               Email: mikeroe@u-c.net

                     Cell:                         Home: (931) 788-2803         Work:
Ross, Elinor                      TRA Deputy Coordinator             Council: Tennessee Tech
1365 Sherwood Lane                TRA Past President                  Position:
Cookeville, TN 38501              TRA Past State Coordinator        Email: eross@tntech.edu

                     Cell: (931) 979-8933         Home: (931) 528-1175         Work:
Ryans, Rolanda                                                     Council: Lakeway
248 Holston View Dr.                                               Position: President Elect
Rogersville, TN 37857                                               Email: rryans@hcboe.net

                     Cell: (423) 272-4094         Home:                         Work:
Salman, Bobbie                                                      Council: North Central
861 Oak Grove Church Road                                           Position: Membership
Adolphus, KY 42120                                   Email: bobbie.salman@sumnerschools.org

           Cell: (270) 606-0083          Home: (270) 622-3909         Work: (615) 325-3233

Sanders, Delise                      TRA Past President           Council: North Central
105 Hidden Pt.                                                     Position:
Hendersonville, TN 37075                              Email: delise.sanders@sumnerschools.org

      Cell:                       Home: (615) 264-3528            Work: (615) 452-5583
Sanders, Leah                  TRA Publicity Chair                Council: Tennessee Tech
3307 Warpath Drive                                          Position:
Crossville, TN                                   Email: lcsparrow31@students.tntech.edu

                           Cell: 931-787-0585     Home:                      Work:
Setliff, Deborah                                                 Council: Tennessee Tech
1146 N. Franklin Ave.          TRA President                     Position: Council Advisor
Cookeville, TN 38501                                             Email: dsetliff@tntech.edu

          Cell: (931) 239-3461          Home: (931) 372-0650         Work: (931) 372-3087
Sewell, Missy                                                    Council: Wilson County
1007 Castle Heights Avenue North                                 Position: Treasurer
Lebanon, TN 37087                                                Email: sewellm2@k12tn.net

          Cell:                         Home:                        Work: (615) 444-2483




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Smith, Troy                                                  Council: Mid Cumberland
622 Bay Lane                                                 Position: Membership Director
Clarksville, TN 37042                           Email:troy.smith@midcumberlandreading.org

        Cell: (931) 572-8644         Home: (931) 920-0440         Work:
Smith, Nancy                       TRA Parliamentarian           Council: Wilson County
1901 Vesta Rd.                                                   Position: President
Lebanon, TN 37090                                                Email: smithn12@k12tn.net

                     Cell: (615) 483-4139         Home: (615) 453-5057        Work:
Smith, Sandy H.                                                   Council: Tennessee Tech
156 Reed Lane                         TRA Past President          Position:
Cookeville, TN 38506                                              Email: shsmith@tntech.edu

                     Cell: 931-261-8771           Home: (931) 498-2506         Work: (931)
372-3170

Smith-Hitt, Sandy                                                Council: Middle Tennessee
800 Powers Ave.                   TRA Treasurer Elect            Position: President
Nashville, TN 37206-1716                                         Email: sandra.smith-
hitt@mnps.org

                     Cell: (615) 830-2573         Home: (615) 228-1836        Work:
Snow, Hoyte                                                     Council: Middle Tennessee
9370 Crockett Road                TRA Past President            Position:
Brentwood, TN 37027-8405          TRA Past State Coordinator Email: HoyteMSnow@aol.com
                                   TRA Conference Advisory Chair

          Cell: (615) 419-0632          Home: (615) 371-0212          Work: (615) 371-0212
Spears, Amber                                                   Council: Tennessee Tech
4504 Brookshire Drive                                           Position: Treasurer
Cookeville, TN 38506                                            Email: aspears@tntech.edu

                        Cell: (931) 265-8001     Home:                             Work:
Spence, Beth                                                     Council: Smoky Mountain
Gibbs Elementary                                                 Position: Secretary
7715 Tazewell Pike                                        Email: beth.spence@knoxschools.org
Corryton, TN 37721
                        Cell:                    Home:                            Work:
Talbert, Summer                                                 Council: Middle Tennessee
                                                                Position: Secretary
                                                                Email:

                         Cell:                    Home:                         Work:
Temaj, Jamie                                         Council: Allie Lou Felton Gilbreath
CUAI Box 70684, ETSU                                 Position: Membership Director
Johnson City, TN 37614                               Email:

                         Cell:                    Home:                         Work:


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Taylor, Glenda                                                   Council: Red Clay
400 Green Shadow Rd. SE                                          Position: Membership Director
Cleveland, TN 37323                                        Email: gtaylor@clevelandschools.org

            Cell: (423) 310-0225        Home: (423) 728-4720        Work: (423) 479-5121
Taylor, John M.                                       Council: Allie Lou Felton Gilbreath
c/o Edward Dwyer                                      Position: Treasurer
CUAI Box 70684, ETSU                                   Email:
Johnson City, TN 37614
                       Cell:                         Home:                         Work:
Thompson, Christina                                             Council: North Central
1014 Hwy 109 North                                              Position: Vice President
Gallatin, TN 37066                                    Email: tina.thompson@sumnerschools.org

           Cell:                            Home:                        Work: (615) 452-583
Thompson, Eva                                                   Council: Lakeway
4808 Horseshoe Trail                                            Position: Membership Director
Morristown, TN 37914                                           Email: ethompson@musfiber.net

                     Cell:                           Home: (423) 317-0523         Work:

Trent, Kristen Pennycuff                                           Council: Tennessee Tech
324 Quail Pointe Road                 TRA Past President          Position:
Knoxville, TN 37934                                              Email: kpennycuff@tntech.edu

                     Cell: (931) 510-4157           Home: 865-288-3321           Work:
Troutt, Tina                                                   Council: Benton County
1245 Hatley Road                                               Position: Membership Director
Holladay, TN 38341                                            Email: tina.troutt@tennk12.net

                     Cell:                       Home: (731) 584-5020         Work:
Truka, Mary                                               Council: North Central
193 Edgewood Dr.                                          Position: President
Hendersonville, TN 37075                            Email: mary.truka@sumnerschools.org

  Cell: (615) 477-0699          Home: (615) 822-2532       Work: (615) 451-5200 (ext. 1051)
Viera, Angel                                                 Council: Middle Tennessee
522 Continental Drive              TRA Recording Secretary   Position:
Nashville, TN 37209                                         Email: angelviera@comcast.net

                    Cell: (615) 260-1590        Home: (615) 469-2461         Work:
Walker, Lou Ann                                                 Council: Sevier County
254 Lane Hollow Rd.               TRA Treasurer                 Position:
Sevierville, TN 37876                                      Email: lawalker100@charter.net

         Cell: (865) 556-2369         Home: (865) 453-1320            Work: (865) 428-2171




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Watson, Mary                                                   Council: North Central
Alexander Lane                                                 Position: Secretary of Publicity
Bethpage, TN                                           Email: mary.watson@sumnerschools.org

       Cell:                           Home:                         Work: (615) 482-4209
Watts, Kay                                                      Council: West Tennessee
4567 Park Ridge Pky        TRA Deputy State Coordinator         Position: Treasurer
Collierville, TN 38017             TRA Past President           Email: fkwatts@aol.com

                       Cell: (901) 351-4386       Home: (901) 861-1277        Work:
Wendt, Jeremy                         TRA Home Page Co-Editor Council: Tennessee Tech
                                                                Position:
                                                                 Email: jwendt@tntech.edu

                       Cell:                       Home:                          Work:

Winters, Barbara                                              Council: Benton County
3590 Old Hwy 69                                               Position: President Elect
Camden, TN 38320                                           Email: barbara.winters@tennk12.net

                       Cell:                       Home: (731) 584-8930         Work:
Woods, Susan                                                   Council: Benton County
710 Little Jim Drive           TRA Community Projects Chair   Position:
Camden, TN 38320                                              Email: woodsbob@bellsouth.net

                       Cell: (731) 441-8066         Home: (731) 584-2668       Work:
Wright, Cheryl Gay                                       Council: Benton County
164 Doty Street                                           Position: Treasurer
Camden, TN 38320                                          Email: fgwright@gmail.com

                       Cell:                        Home: (731) 584-5945          Work:
Wright, Kim                                                    Council: Tennessee Tech
8164 Smith Chapel                                              Position: President
Cookeville, TN 38501                                            Email: wrightk9@k12tn.net

         Cell:                           Home: (931) 528-7675         Work: (931) 526-2414
Wyatt, Jenny                                                     Council: Lakeway
2410 Brights Pike                                                Position: President
Morristown, TN 37814                                             Email: jwyatt@hcboe.net

                    Cell: (423) 231-8838        Home:                      Work:
Yates, Sharon               TRA Diversity Chair           Council: Middle Tennessee
731 Willowsprings Blvd                                    Position: President Elect
Franklin TN 37064                                     Email: sharonyates9@bellsouth.net


                         Cell: 615-714-4581          Home: 615-599-8056           Work:




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