Bernadette Dwyer
ILA President Elect
Lecturer and Researcher in the area of Literacy Studies

Donald Bear
Professor in Literacy Education
Author of Words Their Way

Kelli Westmoreland
Advocate for effective instruction through the use of classroom libraries
CEO of KelliWest Educational Resources


Nancy Frey
Professor of Educational Leadership
Co-Author of Reach for Reading and Panorama: Reading Through the Lens of Science
Sponsored by National Geographic Learning

Tanny McGregor 
Author, Educational Consultant, & K-12 Curriculum Specialist
Author of Comprehension Connections and Genre Connections


Colleen Schmit 
Bilingual Program Evaluator at the Munroe-Meyer Institute and a pre-K CLASS Trainer through Teachstone 
Author of Crisscross Applesauce 

Children’s Book Author
Author of over two dozen children’s books 

New York Times Bestselling Author for teens and adults
The Lonely Dead is scheduled for release on January 29. 



Stephanie Burdic
Teacher-Librarian Millard North High School
Co-Chair – Young Adults Choices Committee (ILA) 2008 – Present
Presented at International Reading Association/International Literacy Association Conferences 2005 – 2018
Presented at American Library Association (ALA) – June 2018



Barbara Boroson
Founder of Full Spectrum Autism Solutions
Author of the book Autism Spectrum Disorder in
the Inclusive Classroom: How to Reach and Teach Students with ASD.

February 21-22, 2019