By Ruth Lowery, Chair of CLA's Nominating Committee
Now more than ever the work of the CLA is of utmost importance for teachers, students, librarian, parents, and all stake holders involved in expanding the landscape of children’s literature. Each year CLA elects three new candidates to serve a three-year term. This year, we have 12 amazing scholars comprising authors, teachers, and teacher educators who have accepted the nomination to be on the ballot for the 2024-2026 spots.
The election will be held October 2 - 12, 2023 and all CLA members will have the opportunity to select their top three candidates. We look forward to welcoming the newly elected board members during the CLA Breakfast at the NCTE Convention in Columbus, OH.
This post serves as a brief introduction to our 12 nominees. Detailed candidate statements are available on the Elections page.
Meet the Candidates
Ruth Lowery is Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs in the College of Education of the University of North Texas. She is immediate past president of CLA and chair of the Nominating Committee.