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Missouri State Council of the International Reading Association (2009)
Research and studies committee
chairwoman, Kansas Reading Association
Executive board member and
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Kansas field council
representative, National Reading Conference
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Professors advisory panel,
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International Reading Association Conference, Branson, Mo., Noveember 2009
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Children," National Association for the Education of Young children
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The High Demand and Low Supply of Secondary Reading Specialists,"
National Dropout Prevention Center/Netowrk, San Antonio, Texas, October
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Kansas Reading Conference, Topeka, October 2009