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Welcome to the 2019 Literacy Association of Tennessee Annual Conference in Murfreesboro, TN!

Featured Speakers

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Kathy Headley

International Literacy Association
President
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Barbara Andrews

Benchmark Education Company
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Kathy Bumgardner M.Ed.

McGraw Hill Education
Author/Speaker
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Katie Garner

Marenem, Inc.
Author, Speaker, Literacy Consultant
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JoEllen McCarthy

The Educator Collaborative
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Debbie Rosenow

Rosenow Literacy Consulting
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Alison Ryan

Learning At The Primary Pond
Edublogger; Literacy Consultant
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John Mark Slagle

McGraw-Hill Education
Senior National Literacy Consultant
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Anne McGill-Franzen

University of Tennessee, Knoxville 
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Richard L. Allington

University of Tennessee, Knoxville 
Professor


Speakers

DT

Dr. Tara Alvey

Austin Peay State University
Assistant Professor of Literacy
AB

Angie Barham

Maryville City Schools
Teacher
AM

Amelia M. Bell

Shelby County Schools
Early Literacy Advisor
KB

Kim Bell

Wilson County Schools
Elementary Coordinator
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Angelica Benson

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Center Manager
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Ashley Million Bible

Building Book Love
Consultant, Resource Creator, Former Teacher
CB

Cathy Birchett

Wilson County Schools
District Literacy Coach K-5
BB

Beverly Boulware

Middle Tennessee State University
Professor
MB

Michele Bowman

Northview Primary School
Librarian 
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Kathy Bumgardner

McGraw Hill
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Stephanie Carr

Sevier Co. Board of Education
Pre-K Teacher Catons Chapel Elementary School
CC

Carrie Clabo

Sevier County School System
Director of Media Services
DC

Dr. Crystal Cook

Shelby County Schools
Advisor, Family and Community Engagement
BC

Brandi Crass

Washington County Schools
2nd grade teacher
RD

Rhonda Douglas

Sevier County Schools
Special Education Teacher
DR

Dr. Ruth Facun-Granadozo

East Tennessee State University
Assistant Professor
DB

Dr. Beth Gotcher

Maryville City Schools
Teacher
BG

Brittany Gray

Washington County Schools
1st grade teacher
DH

Dianne Hall

Read to Succeed
Youth & Family Literacy
KH

Kim Harkreader

Guild Elementary
Reading Specialist
JH

Jill Henderson

Union University
Associate Professor of Special Education
DH

Debbie Higdon

Metro Nashville Schools
Exceptional Education Teacher
MH

Melinda Hirschmann

Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia
Assistant Director for Educational Services and School Outreach
SH

Sharron Hofer

Wilson County Schools
District Literacy Coach K-5
GI

Gwendolyn Ingram

Shelby County Schools
Early Literacy Advisor
SJ

Stephanye Jimerson

Shelby County Schools
Early Literacy Advisor
MT

Ms. Toyree Jones

Shelby County Schools
Early Literacy Advisor
JJ

Jennifer Jordan

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Clinical Associate Professor
PJ

Pamela Jukes

Western Kentucky University
Professor
RK

Randall Kincaid

Literacy Association of TN
State Coordinator
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Gay Landaiche

The Erika Center at Bodine School
Director
KL

Kathryn Latacha

Metro Nashville Public Schools
RL

Ruth Lindsey

Alcoa City SChools
Kindergarten Teacher, Read to be Ready Coach Consultant
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Dr. Tammy Markland

Elizabethton City Schools
Betsy Book Bus Teacher
SB

Shirley Bell McMorris

Shelby County Schools
Early Literacy Advisor
JP

Judy Pierce

Western Kentucky University
Professor
RP

Renee Polson, ED.S.

Kingsport City Schools
3rd grade ELA, Social Studies teacher
KR

kimberly rein

Riverdale High School
Teacher Librarian 
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Heba Sammour

Shelby County Schools
Early Literacy Advisor
LK

L. Kathryn Sharp

East Tennessee State University and Greeneville City Schools
professor 
AM

Angela M. Shelton

East Tennessee State University
Clinical Instructor and Field Supervisor
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Debbie Shoulders

Northeast Middle School
8th Grade Advanced ELA, Gifted Ed 6-8
KS

Katie Shrodt

Middle Tennessee State University
Assistant Professor MTSU 
YS

Yvonne Smith

Wilson County Schools
Elementary Supervisor
DT

Dr. Theresa Stevenson

Lincoln Memorial University
Associate Professor Curriculum and Instruction
AS

Angela Stone

Austin Peay State Univeristy
Reading Instructor
NV

Nora Vines

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Clinical Associate Professor
BW

Becky Wagner

Elizabethton City Schools
Betsy Book Bus Teacher
JW

Jennifer Walker

Athens City Schools
Media Specialist, Read to be Ready Coach Consultant
RW

Rick Weinberg

Elmira City School District & Liberty University
Literacy Coordinator
CW

Carla Whiles

Elizabethton City Schools
Betsy Book Bus Director
KW

Kelli Wisener

Obion County Schools
7th and 8th grade ELA teacher 
CW

Casey Wright

Shelby County Schools
Early Childhood Teacher
BX

Bing Xiao

Austin Peay State University
Assistant Professor
MY

Missy Yarbrough

Wilson County Schools
District Literacy Coach K-5