The mission of the ALIG is to:
Encourage the study of adolescent literacy;
Encourage research and evaluation relating to adolescent literacy;
Act as a clearinghouse for research on adolescent literacy;
Develop a network inclusive of middle and high school educators, teacher educators, professional developers and researchers; and,
Sponsor a meeting at the ILA annual convention.
TERRY MCHUGH, IL
Terry is a middle school teacher, teaching Social Studies and ELA within Waukegan School District's (Waukegan, IL) dual language program. Working with the Adolescent Literacy Interest Group was a natural progression from having been active in the Illinois Reading Council and Secondary Reading League. He is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences, specializing in the design of literacy based instruction. Terry believes “the need for an organization like ALIG is greater now than ever before as it provides a vital avenue for teachers to exert their leadership.”
CAROL JAGO, IL
Carol Jago has taught English in middle and high school for 32 years and is associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA. She served as president of the National Council of Teachers of English and has published many books with Heinemann including The Book in Question: Why and How Reading Is in Crisis. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @caroljago.
KATHY GALVIN, WI
Kathy Galvin has been teaching and learning for more than thirty years as a classroom educator, consultant, and national presenter. Kathy's passion is adolescent literacy, and she is an avid reader. Since her "retirement" as a middle-level educator, Kathy shares her expertise as an adjunct professor and literacy consultant. She has taught courses for graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Concordia, and Cardinal Stritch University. Kathy has also worked with Cooperative Educational Service Agencies, school districts, administrators, and teachers in the areas of the Common Core Standards, Disciplinary Literacy, Differentiation, Vocabulary, and Formative Assessments.
JULIE SCULLEN, MN
Julie Scullen is a former member of the ILA Board of Directors and former president of both the Minnesota Reading Association and Minnesota Secondary Reading Interest Council. She taught most of her career in secondary reading intervention classrooms and now serves as Teaching and Learning Specialist for Secondary Reading in Anoka-Hennepin schools in Minnesota. She teaches graduate courses at Hamline University in St. Paul in literacy leadership and coaching, disciplinary literacy, critical literacy, and reading assessment and evaluation. In addition, she is the author of "Tales Out of School", which appears in ILA's Literacy Daily. Julie is a Doctoral candidate in Literacy at Judson University in Illinois.
JULIE MELTZER, ME
Julie Meltzer, Ph.D., has extensive experience in education including as a teacher, teacher education faculty member, consultant, researcher, program evaluator, and project lead. Seven years ago Julie took the position of Director of Curriculum for the MDI Regional School System, a small school district near Bar Harbor, Maine. Julie is a published author, frequent presenter and editor/reviewer, most often on topics related to adolescent literacy and K-12 instruction. Julie was the President of the SRIG from 2014-2016.
Terry McHugh (2018-2020)
Deb Franciosi (2016-2018)
Julie Meltzer (2014-2016)
Kelly Gallagher (2012-2014)
Lori DiGisi (2010-2012)
Mary Ann Liberati (2008-2010)
Cynthia Greenleaf (2006-2008)
Sharyn Stumpf (2004-2006)
Peggy Clark (2002-2004)
Sheila Potter (2000-2002)
Doug Buehl (1998-2000)
Lynn Havens (1996-1998)