Welcome to the Twin Cities Area Reading Council!
We are the metro area council under the umbrella of the Minnesota Reading Association. We are happy to be able to serve you and provide low cost,
high quality professional development on a variety of literacy topics.
We look forward to connecting with you!
Beth Flottmeier is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Bloomington Public Schools. She had previously been a classroom teacher, media specialist, curriculum coordinator, and literacy coach. Beth holds an Ed.S., media and reading specialist licenses. She loves engaging students in reading, writing, and language. Beth enjoys working with teachers to increase literacy pedagogy.
Maurna Rome is a National Board Certified Teacher with 30 years experience as an educator. She currently supports teachers, students and families at Susan Lindgren Elementary in the St. Louis Park School District as an IB/PD Curriculum Coordinator. Maurna previously served as President of the MN Reading Association and as a member of the Teacher Advisory Panel for the International Literacy Association. As a fierce advocate for literacy, children and racial equity, Maurna believes stories have the power to transform lives.
Laura Ramsborg is a Curriculum and Instruction Specialist for Bloomington Public Schools. Prior to her specialist role, Laura worked as a Literacy Coach and taught 7th grade reading for several years. Laura holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Hamline University; a K-12 reading license; and a 5-12 Communication Arts & Literature license. Laura has a passion for education, social justice, literacy, and developing life-long readers.
Neva Stoebner retired after teaching for 36 years in the Delano School District. She has taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade and special education. Masters Degree from St. Mary's University. Neva has a passion for literacy, life-long learning and books.
Jennifer Malecha is the Library Media Specialist at Fernbrook Elementary in Maple Grove and is an Adjunct Instructor at St. Catherine's University in St. Paul. She has previously worked as a Middle School Reading Specialist and Secondary Curriculum Coordinator. She earned her Master’s degree and reading specialist license from the University of Minnesota. Books of all kinds are her passion and you will never find her anywhere without one!
Dr. Jillian Maxe has over 30 years of experience in education working in the public and private sectors with grades Pre-K-12 in a variety of teaching, coaching, and leadership roles. Jill has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, and an Administrative License from Hamline University; a K-12 Literacy License; Reading Recovery Certification; and a Pre-K-6 License. She has served as a Literacy Specialist for over 15 years and is currently an Early Childhood Educator in the St. Paul Public Schools. Jill has served as Secretary, Vice-President, President, and Past-President for the Minnesota Reading Association’s - Twin Cities Area Reading Council. She has a passion for education, literacy, equity, life-long learning, and supporting educators with affordable, premier professional learning opportunities.
Feel free to contact us with any questions.
We hope you will utilize the TCARC website to find links to popular literacy websites, groups within MRA, as well as book recommendations from our members.
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