ALAN Welcomes Mark Letcher as president-elect and new board members Lisa Scherff, Donalyn Miller, and Sarah Ressler Wright


These new officers come from a wonderfully wide, and diverse range of backgrounds. Mark Letcher is an assistant professor of English Education at Lewis University, in Romeoville, Illinois. Lisa Scherff has served both as higher education and secondary education faculty at Florida State University, and at Estero High School, in Estero, Florida. Donalyn Miller, also known as “the book whisperer,” has taught upper elementary and middle school students in Fort Worth, Texas. Sarah Ressler Wright, 2010 Ohio English Teacher of the Year, is both a former high school teacher and, currently, Hayes High School librarian in Delaware, Ohio.

Many thanks to the ALAN Elections Committee for their work in putting together a brilliant slate of candidates, and many thanks to all the ALAN aficionados who ran for office.