Treasurer and Membership
Roberta Douglas Gale
Membership LiaisonJoan Sax-Bendix
Debra PetersonAmy Smith
2015 Board MinutesMAR 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
At MAR's 2015 Spring Mixer
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.
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. A printable membership form is also available.
For more information, contact:
Debra S. Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org