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Tennessee  reading  association


View past copies of READING MATTERS and READING TEACHER here.

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Are you interested in getting involved but not sure how? Visit our Committee pages link above.


Mark your calendar now for the 2017 TRA Conference:

The GIFT of Literacy



Doug Fisher

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learn more.

Eric Litwin

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Tentatively scheduled to present:

TRA 2017 Conference Begins in:

Dr. Kandi Hill-Clarke


of Memphis


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Don Tate

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Student authors were presented with certificates and medals. On hand to witness the honors:

- Families & Friends

- Teachers

  1. -TRA President Nancy Carter

  2. -TRA President Elect Mary Truka

  3. -TRA Middle TN District  

  Coordinator: Melanie Collins

  1. -Author Michael Shoulders

State Level Medal Winners:

Emily Pickett - Pleasant View Christian School

                        12th Grade (bronze medal)

Sadie Collins - Sycamore High School

                        10th Grade (gold medal)

Mary Ella Melton - Pleasant View Elem.

                          3rd grade (bronze medal)

(absent) Sidney Hayes - East Cheatham Elem.

                          2nd grade (bronze medal)

The Cheatham County Reading Council

held their “Celebrate Literacy” reception on May 12, 2017.

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the TRA Conference Page

December 10, 11, & 12, 2017

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).

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