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Join the Illinois Reading Council and the Secondary Reading League

Mission Statement

The Secondary Reading League is a statewide council of the Illinois Reading Council. SRL’s purpose is to provide opportunities for the formal and informal exchange of ideas related to literacy issues and lifelong learning, with an emphasis on reading and the concerns of secondary educators.

SRL’s premier event, the Day of Reading secondary reading conference, brings to the state dynamic young authors and top-notch researchers focusing on adolescent literacy topics.  This full day event allows participants opportunities to network, browse through exhibits, and engage in professional growth. In the spring, SRL presents the newest YA books and author updates. Other events and meetings are scheduled throughout the school year to address pertinent literacy issues. The purpose of these events/meetings is to provide professional development and networking opportunities.

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SRL Executive Board

President: Rachel Lesinski-Roscoe

President-Elect: Leigh Cavanaugh

Vice President: Mara Southorn

Secretary: Barb Chrz-White

Treasurer: Jennifer Clesen

Membership: Angelica Kalat

Newsletter: Renee Yunker

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