Committees/Task Forces

WSRA's goals are accomplished through the work of statewide committees. WSRA members are encouraged to serve on one of the committees listed below.  To express your interest in serving on a committee, click here for the self nomination form. 

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2017-2018 WSRA Board of Directors, WSRA COMMITTEES and TASK FORCES:

Advocacy Chair Mike Ford

PI 34 Chair Luann Dreifuerst

Authors Festival Co-Chairs: Ginny Laurent and Sue Bradley 
  • Children's Literature  The WSRA Children's Literature Committee members dedicate themselves to reading widely in order to evaluate the newest books published each year.  This is done to recommend the most interesting and valuable books for educators and children to read.  The committee considers titles published during the 15 months prior to the convention calendar year and evaluates books based on the quality of the literature, the appeal for students, and the value for classroom use.  The committee creates two lists to help educators select titles for use in their specific areas. The "Just One More Page" list highlights the committee's recommendations for the best of the newest chapter books through eighth grade, while "Picture This" highlights the recommendations for the best of the newest picture books.  The lists are revealed at the annual WSRA convention in February and can be found after the convention on the WSRA website.

Children's Literature Chair  Jillian Heise
Convention Planning Chair 2019 La Tasha Fields 
Early Childhood Literacy      New chairs for this committee will be determined soon. 
Early Literacy Intervention Chair Mari Nelson 

Elementary Reading Co-Chairs Pam Welter and Kelly Luedeke

Task Force Co-Chairs Kathy Champeau and Deb Zarling
Families and Literacy Chair Amy Sippert The Families and Literacy Committee compose monthly calendars of ideas and created two DVDs. Click the link to order the DVDs. 
High School Literacy Chair Trina Haase and Peg Grafwallner
Intellectual Freedom Chair Aimee Jahns
International Partnership Chair Linda Lustig
Legislative Chair Kathy Champeau
Membership Director 2018-2021 Mark Rajkovich
Membership Chair Terri Dolloff
Middle Level Literacy Co-Chairs Rachel Quill and Patty Sankey
2018-2019 Nominations Chair, Gale Gerharz 
Preservice Teachers Chair  to be determined for 2018-2019
Publications Chair Judy Hartl
Reading and Technology Chair Keith Schroeder
Reading Specialist Chair Deb Zarling
Research Co-Chairs Amy Frederick and Krissy Lize
Title I Chair Sue Madsen