Minnesota Academy of Reading

Officers
Co-Presidents
Kate Kelly
Karen Moroz
 
Secretary
Pamela Solvie

Treasurer and Membership
Roberta Douglas Gale

Legislative Liaison
Eva Boehm
Rod Winters

MACTE Liason
Chris Johnson

Past Presidents
Debra Peterson
Amy Smith

MDE Liaison
Cory Stai

Past Secretary
Patsy Mogus
2014 Board Minutes
MAR Minutes for 2-26-14

2013 Board Minutes
MAR Minutes for 8-13-13.doc
MAR Minutes for 7-8-13.doc
MAR Minutes 5-8-13.docx
MAR minutes for 1-22-13.doc

2012 Board Minutes
MAR Board Minutes for May 11th, 2012
MAR Minutes 5-22-12.docx
MAR Minutes 8-6-12.docx
MAR Minutes 10-30-12.docx
MAR Minutes 12-13-12.docx


MAR's 2014 Honoree Gail Jordan with Carolyn Gwinn


What is the Minnesota Academy of Reading?
Background and Mission Statement
Approximately 20 years ago, the International Reading Association commissioned the Minnesota Academy of Reading (MAR) as a Special Interest Council, giving the organization this charge:

The purpose of this council shall be to (1) provide an opportunity for members to actively engage in the process of sharing and testing professional ideas; (2) engage in service functions of instruction, consultation, and evaluation.

Currently MAR serves as one of the local area councils supporting the Minnesota Reading Association.

The purpose of the Minnesota Academy of Reading is to bring various groups of reading stakeholders together to discuss and respond to reading practices/policies in Minnesota.
  • We provide opportunities for reading stakeholders to share, analyze, and evaluate reading policies and practices. We gather groups of reading stakeholders together to impact the licensure requirements for reading professionals in Minnesota. Rather than reacting to policies, this group desires to have a visionary role in the direction of future policies.
  • We provide opportunities for reading stakeholders to celebrate the work of their colleagues. Each spring, we host a banquet honoring a Minnesota reading professional who has made significant contributions to reading locally and nationally, including Barbara Taylor (2005), Michael Graves (2006), Jay Samuels (2007) and Alton Greenfield (2008), Maureen Prenn (2010), Deborah Dillon (2012), and Gail Jordan (2014).
Constituents
Our members are K-12 teachers and higher education professors, mostly the latter, with extensive research, teaching, and publication experience. However, this is an inclusive group, open to any interested reading professional.

Becoming a Member of the Minnesota Academy of Reading

To become a member of the Minnesota Academy of Reading, first join the Minnesota Reading Association and then identify MAR as your local council. You can save $5 by joining online (Follow this link.). A printable membership form is also available.

For more information, contact:
Terri Christenson

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