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2017-18 TRA Board of Directors

Left to Right (standing): Michael Shoulders (Member at Large);  Cathy Moran (TRA Past President); Nancy Carter (Immediate Past President & Conference Co-Chair); Mary Truka (President); Karen Carpenter (Membership Director & Conference Co-Chair); Sandy Smith (Treasurer & Past TRA President); Susan Price (Secretary); Julie Stepp (President-Elect); Randall Kincaid (State Coordinator & Past TRA President); Betty Roe (Past TRA President); & Mike Roe (Past TRA President).

Left to Right (seated): Mary Pullen (West TN District Coordinator & Past TRA President); Deborah Setliff (East- Middle TN District Coordinator & Past TRA President); Kristen Trent (East TN District Coordinator & Past TRA President); Melanie Collins (West-Middle TN District Coordinator & Past TRA President).

Not pictured: Margaret Deitrich (Past TRA President) & Leann Taylor (Member at Large).

TRA’s Diversity Committee created a wiki with resources.


for resources to help immigrant families & educators. Also included is a list of selected resources for teachers who want to diversify their libraries.

(l. to r.) 2017 Conference co-chairs

Nancy Carter & Karen Carpenter present TRA Treasurer Sandy Smith and TRA President Mary Truka

with a check from conference earnings.

Stephanie Harvey gave our LAT Conference a shout-out during the recent ILA gathering in Austin, TX. She’ll be one of our keynote speakers on Monday, December 3.

Click the play icon beneath the window to repeat Stephanie’s greeting.