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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Tami Craft Al-Hazza

President

alerpresident2018@gmail.com

Connie Briggs

President Elect/Conference Chair

cbriggs1@twu.edu

Seth Parsons

Vice President

sparson5@gmu.edu

David Paige

Past President

dpaige@bellarmine.edu

Julie Kidd

Past-Past President

jkidd@gmu.edu

April Blakely

Business Manager/Treasurer

april.blakely@eku.edu

Ashlee Horton

Executive Secretary/Webmaster

drashleehorton@gmail.com

Board of Directors

Doris Walker-Dalhouse

Director

Sylvia Read

Director

Michael Manderino

Director

Sara Helfrich

Director

Tammy Donaldson

Director

Barbara McClanahan

Director

Debra Coffey

Chair, Clinical Division 

Cindy Jones

Chair Elect, Clinical Division

Name

Secretary, Clinical Division

Donna Cox

Chair, Teacher Education Division

Patricia Durham

Chair Elect, Teacher Education Division

Dianna Sand

Chair, College Literacy Division

Debra Coffey

Chair Elect, College Literacy Division

Michelle Rosen

Secretary, College Literacy Division

Chyllis Scott

Chair, Adult Learning Division

Dianna Sand

Chair Elect, Adult Learning Division

Adrianna L. Medina

Editor, Literacy Research & Instruction

Paola Pilonieta

Editor, Literacy Research & Instruction

S. Michael Putman

Editor, Literacy Research & Instruction

Jean Vittinner

Editor, Literacy Research & Instruction

Robin Johnson

Editor, ALER Yearbook

Alexandra (Ale) Bambino

Editor, ALER Yearbook

Juan Araujo

Editor, ALER Yearbook

Nedra Cossa

Editor, ALER Yearbook

Valerie Robnolt

Literacy News

Joan Rhodes

Literacy News

Mary Beth Allen

Conference Coordinator

Robin Johnson

Reading Room/Exhibits

Micheal Kessner

Reading Room/Exhibits

Leslie La Croix

Research

Michael Manderino

Research 

Sheri Vasinda

Publications

Peggy Lisenbee

Historian

Barbara McClanahan

Historian

Wayne Linek

Historian

Rob Erwin

Photographer

Carolyn Walker Hitchens

Resolutions & Rules

Mary McGriff

Legislative & Social Issues

Nancy Stevens

Legislative & Social Issues

Julie Kidd

Elections

Katina Kearney-Edwards

Membership

Nedra Cossa

Membership

Cathy McGeehan

Public Information

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Dr. April Blakely, Bus. Manager
4076 Loblolly Lane
Richmond, KY 40475
United States
Mission
ALER seeks to stimulate the self-development and professional growth of professors, teachers, reading specialists and students at all educational levels. We encourage the continuing improvement of college and university curricula and assist preparation programs for teachers and reading specialists. Our members work at the forefront of policy, pedagogy and practice.  Further, we encourage the continuing improvement of administrative, clinical, diagnostic and instructional practices related to the learning process.
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