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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.

Membership is currently closed for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

It will reopen August 1st, 2018 for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.  At that time, we will have new information about how anyone can join and pay their dues online.

The Smoky Mountain Literacy Council

announces their

Summer Literacy Conference

Lincoln Memorial University, Knoxville Campus

Friday, July 20th, 2018

8:00 -12:30 am

Keynote Speaker

Lucy Branam