R.E.A.D. Council

Chartered May 1981

Serving Lawrence, Orange, and Crawford Counties


To promote and support reading in Indiana by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction through effective teaching practice.


  • promote and advocate life-long readers
  • increase influence and visibility statewide in support of reading
  • develop and maintain an effective organization of literacy professionals promoting and supporting reading

2018 - 2019 Officers

Co-President: Katie Cadle, cadlek@paoli.k12.in.us

Co-President: Glenda Ferguson, fergusong@mitchell.k12.in.us

Treasurer: Maggie Hamilton, Hamilton11@yahoo.com

Secretary/Membership Chairman: Rhonda Sauerheber, sauerheberr@nlcs.k12.in.us


All meetings begin at 4:15.

Light refreshments will be provided.

August 14th @ Throop Library (Paoli)

    • Topic - I-Learn State Assessment Tips by Marsha Wells

September 15th Indiana State Literacy Association State Conference @ Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN 8:00-1:30

September 18 @ Needmore Elementary

    • Topic - Literacy Retreat and State Conference Review

October @ Throop (Paoli)

    • PD Book Club: to be determined

November 13th @ Burris (Mitchell)

    • Topic - Smekens' Reading Techniques

March 12th @ Burris (Mitchell)

    • Topic - Smekens' Writing Techniques

April 9th @ Throop Library (Paoli)

    • Topic - Share Your Favorite Tech Resources, Literacy Awards, Officer Elections

May (date and place to be determined)

    • Officer Planning Meeting and State Form Completion