Our Team

At ILA we eat, sleep, and breathe literacy. We dream of a world in which every human being is able to exercise their inalienable right to literacy. All members of our team are literacy leaders in their own right, true galvanizers who have fearlessly taken up the charge to turn this dream into reality.

Board of Directors

  • William Teale
    William Teale
    William Teale
    President
    Bio
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    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago, IL, USA
  • Douglas Fisher
    Douglas Fisher
    Douglas Fisher
    Vice President
    Bio
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    San Diego State University
    San Diego, CA, USA
  • Diane Barone
    Diane Barone
    Diane Barone
    Immediate Past President
    Bio
    E-mail
    University of Nevada, Reno
    Reno, NV, USA
  • Gwynne Ash
    Gwynne Ash
    Gwynne Ash
    Bio
    E-mail
    Texas State University
    San Marcos, TX, USA
  • Donald Bear
    Donald Bear
    Donald Bear
    Bio
    E-mail
    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA, USA
  • Julie L. Coiro
    Julie L. Coiro
    Julie L. Coiro
    Bio
    E-mail
    University of Rhode Island
    Kingston, RI, USA
  • Catherine Collier
    Catherine Collier
    Catherine Collier
    Bio
    E-mail
    Chesapeake Public Schools
    Chesapeake, VA, USA
  • Lori DiGisi
    Lori DiGisi
    Lori DiGisi
    Bio
    E-mail
    Framingham Public Schools
    Framingham, MA, USA
  • Rachel Karchmer-Klein
    Rachel Karchmer-Klein
    Rachel Karchmer-Klein
    Bio
    E-mail
    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE, USA
  • Stephanie Laird
    Stephanie Laird
    Stephanie Laird
    Bio
    E-mail
    Southeast Polk Community School District
    Pleasant Hill, IA, USA
  • Stephen Peters
    Stephen Peters
    Stephen Peters
    Bio
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    Laurens County School District 55
    Laurens, SC, USA
  • Jennifer Williams
    Jennifer Williams
    Jennifer Williams
    Bio
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    Calliope Global Education Initiatives
    Clearwater, FL, USA

To contact a Board Member about speaking at your event, submit the Board Member Request and Agreement Form.

Board Members oversee the ILA bylaws and are elected by ILA members through an annual election. See next year's Board Members and our list of Past Presidents. Also see our Board Meeting minutes from October 14, 2016; July 7, 2016; May 12, 2016; and February 18, 2016. Please e-mail customerservice@reading.org if you have questions.

Executive Staff

  • Marcie Craig Post
    Marcie Craig Post
    Marcie Craig Post
    Executive Director
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  • Stephen Sye
    Stephen Sye
    Stephen Sye
    Associate Executive Director
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  • Dan Mangan
    Dan Mangan
    Dan Mangan
    Director of Public Affairs
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  • Linda Marston
    Linda Marston
    Linda Marston
    Director of Finance
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E-mail customerservice@reading.org for information about committees and task forces.