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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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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 Speaker Series for the

2022 Conference this year. 


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

 Featured Speakers for the 2022 Conference.

      Kari Yates | Stenhouse Publishers


Other Possible Featured Speakers - We are in negotiations

to confirm other speakers at this time.

Watch for more information and dates.


Dr. Jan RIchardson  
Author, Educational Consultant, and Reading Specialist

Dr. Stephen Peters
ILA President 2020-2021
Administrator and Author

Carmen Agra Deedy
Award-winning Children’s Author and Storyteller

Sydney Jensen
2019 Nebraska Teacher of the Year and Ted Talk Speaker


Candace Fleming | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Candace Fleming

Children's Author and 

Storyteller

NSLA Book Study

Please consider joining NSLA for a Book Study on Shifting the Balance by authors Dr. Jan Burkins and Kari Yates. 


Watch for more information on the website, Facebook and membership emails.  It will take place in November and December.  This will allow you to become familiar with the book before Jan and Kari join us as

Virtual Speakers for the NSLA 2022 Conference. 


Jan and Kari will actually join the Book Study one evening for a time for comments and questions.

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The Shifting the Balance Book Study was a success.


Think about joining us in the Fall, 2021 as we do another Book Study over "Shifting the Balance" before the authors present at the 2022 Conference. 


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!  

chair@neliteracy.org

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Planning is underway for the 2022 Conference

Virtual Speaker Series

Even though the Series is over you can still access the Speaker's handouts under Member Resources.

NSLA 2021 AWARDS

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