The Reading League Illinois
TRL-IL’s mission is to advance the awareness, understanding, and use of evidence-aligned reading instruction throughout Illinois. We believe all children can learn to read, and all educators are entitled to the tools and training to teach them.
We set forth to achieve our mission by:
- Bridging the gap between research and practice.
- Working to demystify and disseminate the body of multidisciplinary research explaining how people of all ages can attain literacy.
- Providing readily accessible information and support for teachers, administrators, legislators, parents, educational institutions, and the broader community regarding maximally-effective reading instruction.
- Building community among stakeholders to support and encourage each other to continually improve.
TRL-IL relies on membership dues and donations as our main source of funding to bring high quality reading resources and events to our state. Membership fees start at just $25 for the general public, or $10 for retired educators. Pre-service teachers can join at no cost! Please consider becoming a member today by clicking the Join Us button.
Meet the Board Members
Kelly Houston – Data Management
Amanda Mullarky – Graphic Design
Region 1 Cook County: Kelly Houston, Louise Dechovitz, Gayle Greenwald, Brenda Dulaney-Morrison, Christine Asvos, Jamie Thomas, Danielle Scartozzi
Region 2 Northern IL: Elana Gordon, Gina Sandrzyk, Pamela Swayne, Anne Peiffer, Beth Hatlen
Region 3 North-Central IL: Julia Current, Jean Forst, Staphanie Stephens, Sherri Givens
Region 4 South Central IL: Julie Schuetz, Janet Haines
Region 5 Southern IL: Lyndi Davis