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an affiliate of the International Literacy Association

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OUR MISSION:

The mission of the Nebraska State Literacy Association (NSLA) is to lead in the promotion of literacy in the state of Nebraska through collaboration, advocacy and professional development.

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ENGAGING in EQUITY - NSLA 2022 Conference

Based upon the difficulty of getting subs for teachers to be able to attend an

in-person conference NSLA has decided to do a Virtual Conference Series for the

2022 Conference this year.  Save Sundays and Thursdays in February - 5:00 pm.


Awards Night Registration

with Dr. Stephen Peters

Past ILA President (2020-2021)

Free event for all!


and a Panel of Nebraska Administrators:

Dr. Cheryl Logan, Superintendent of Omaha Public Schools

Gene Russel, Superintendent of Ogallala Public Schools

Dr. Mark Adler, Superintendent of Ralston Public Schools
Dr. Brittney Bills, Curriculum Coordinator of Grand Island Public Schools

Click here for recording of Awards Night.


REGISTRATION for VIRTUAL CONFERENCE SERIES 2022


THURSDAY FEATURED SPEAKERS - 5:00 PM


Dr. Jan Burkins and Kari Yates, authors of Shifting the Balance

      Kari Yates | Stenhouse Publishers      

   Candace Fleming and Ferial Pearson 

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SUNDAY CONFERENCE SESSIONS - 5:00 PM

Sarah Essay, Claudine Kennicutt, and Dallas Lewandowski

Rachel Jank

Sara Churchill and Cynthia Stogdill

Teresa Franks

Becky Korinek

CONFERENCE RECORDINGS - available on the website

Elise Spang

Jennifer Lemke

Carrie Hepburn

Abby Burke

Kelli Westmoreland

Marissa Payzant



See the Conference page for more information about dates and descriptions.

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NSLA PreConference Virtual Book Study

NSLA PreConference Virtual Book Study was a great success!!!

Members - Check out the Resources from the Book Study under Members page - Event Resources.




The Shifting the Summer Shifting the Balance Book Study was a success.

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Congratulations to NSLA's new officers 

2021-2022 Board

President - Diane Mickey

President Elect - Sarah Sell

Past President - Nikki Piper

Treasurer - Dr. LeDonna Griffin

Director of Membership - Jody Sempek

A Big Thank You to the Officers leaving the Board

Past President - Karen Heafer

Director of Membership - Faye Doolittle

Treasurer - Kristin Ganoung

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A Message From NSLA PRESIDENT


Diane Mickey

Welcome to the Nebraska State Literacy Association (NSLA)!  

I am honored to serve as President of NSLA. I have a passion for teaching reading and writing. It is magic to watch a young child transform letters into sounds, words, and stories. I taught both special education and elementary education in Lincoln Public Schools my entire first career. I now work with preservice elementary education majors at Nebraska Wesleyan University teaching children’s literature, reading theory, and literacy methods. I believe you are never too old for picture books.

NSLA is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization.  Our mission is to lead in the promotion of literacy in the state of Nebraska through collaboration, advocacy and professional development.  We work to accomplish our mission by sharing current research and best practices through communication, networking, workshops, publications and our yearly conference. 

The pandemic this last year gave us the unexpected opportunity to explore new ventures we most likely would not have explored otherwise. The virtual experience has opened up opportunities for online book clubs and other virtual meetings exploring literacy topics of interest. We successfully held a virtual conference “Celebrating Literacy”. We were pleased to welcome literacy professionals and have many participants join each of the sessions. The plan for our 2022 conference is to go back to our in-person format. Check our website for details.

The Nebraska State Literacy Association also honors, celebrates and awards community organizations and individuals who advocate for literacy.  We certainly hope you visit our website to get an understanding of who we are, see what we have to offer and then decide to become a member.  In doing so you will be actively demonstrating your own mission to promote literacy.  We would love to have you involved in this great work!  

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NSLA 2021 AWARDS

Betsy was recognized by LPS Board of Education.  Watch the recording.