Please Join The St. Louis Council of the International Literacy Association

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MEMBERSHIP IN THE SUBURBAN COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL LITERACY ASSOCIATION

Jody Rozbicki, Membership Director

St. Louis Suburban Council of International Reading Association is a professional learning community.  Today, we are asking you to join and encourage your professional friends to join too.  Joining as a Literacy Team is a savings.   

Congratulations to our membership for recognizing the benefits of  our organization.

About the St. Louis Suburban Council

  • Members represent more than twenty-five public school districts, many archdiocesan and other parochial and private schools, seven universities, and representatives of textbook and trade book publishers/ distributors.
  • Members include administrators, classroom teachers, librarians, reading specialists, literacy coaches, special education teachers, ESOL teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, and university faculty.
  • Educators and administrators who work with students from kindergarten through university levels are represented.
  • Averaging nearly 200 plus members each year, we are one of the largest local councils of the International Reading Association of Missouri.
  • Our council has won awards at state and national levels for the quality of our programs and the service we provide to our members and community.
  • We provide material to support family literacy, both locally and internationally.
  • We support international efforts to improve literacy across cultures by donating funds.
  • We are participating and sponsoring the International Literacy Association, Legacy Project, “READ: Read, Feed and Discover”, along with Missouri State Council.
  • We offer a mini-grant of $250-$500 for a member to implement a literacy-focused project in the classroom.
  • We provide networking opportunities for educators throughout the Greater St. Louis Area.

Top 5 Benefits of IRA Membership

  • Practical teaching tools you can use in the classroom
  • Access to top-rated journals, innovative research, and best practices
  • Being part of a community of reading professionals
  • Discounts on IRA publications and other professional development resources
  • Reduced conference registration rates
  • Information on IRA membership (https://www.reading.org)

Information about Membership

Remember that if you join as part of a team of two or more from your school building or district or university, you will be considered a Literacy Team and pay only $16.00 per person.  To be considered a Literacy Team, you need to mail the membership forms to Jody in the same envelope.  Single membership is $20.00.  If you are a full-time student or retired, you may join for $10.00.  In addition, your local council membership gives you automatic membership in the Missouri State Council of International Reading Association.  You will receive their benefits of website newsletters and state journal, The Missouri Reader.  The advantage of professional networking will allow you to meet and share ideas with educators from all over the St. Louis suburban area, while developing lasting and valued friendships.

Membership forms for July 2016 – August 2017 are posted in the right-hand column of website home page. Please print and mail in today.  If you need further information contact Jody Rozbicki at (jrozbicki@ladueschools.net)