Ventura County Reading Association
promoting literacy for all

Who is VCRA?

VCRA members are proud of the International Literacy Association’s recognition of local efforts to promote literacy in Ventura County.
The Ventura County Reading Association is an affiliate local council of the International Literacy Association.
The Ventura County Reading Association (VCRA), an affiliate of the California Reading Association (CRA) and the International Literacy Association (ILA), is a professional organization of teachers, students, administrators, librarians, instructional assistants, parents, and others committed to literacy efforts in Ventura County.

Each year, VCRA members work to promote literacy through a variety of dynamic events and educational activities focused on practical application of literacy skills in all fields and across all disciplines.

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RT @arcticisleteach: Grateful to have the opportunity to write for @ILAToday with my dear friend, Dr. @TchKimPossible. BIPOC boys read! If…
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RT @ILAToday: “As #DisruptTexts cofounder @TchKimPossible recently reminded me, people make up systems. And if we are people committed to e…
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RT @VenturaCOE: Special Ed Workshop: Requirements for Effective Supervision for SLPs. September 27 at VCOE in Camarillo. Register today at:…
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RT @ReadAloud_org: Did you know that tomorrow is National Read a Book Day? What will you be reading? 😍…

Executive Board 
Committee Members

The VCRA Executive Board is made up of educators, librarians, authors and other community members who are committed to promoting literacy and providing educational opportunities through their volunteer efforts in the community.

Executive Board Officers

President     Rene Hohls
President-Elect     VACANT
Past-President     VACANT
Recording Secretary     Mary Goldberg
Treasurer     Holly Kunkle
Membership Chairperson     Kate Henderson
Corresponding Secretary     VACANT
Social Media/Web Page Chair     VACANT

Board Members

Laurie Cariker - Events Co-Chair
Carolyn Gleisberg - Member At Large
Charlotte Lucero - Hospitality
Julie Moore - Member At Large
Alexis O'Neill - Literacy Outreach Chair
Meg Thackoorie - Member at Large
Lisa Walthall - Member At Large

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Our Mission...

To increase LITERACY and promote a LOVE OF READING throughout all of Ventura County.

Promote Family and Community Literacy
Provide Professional Development
Aid International Community Partners
Increase and sustain council membership
Provide valuable services to our members
 - Engage area youth in writing and sharing their work at the annual Young Authors Faire

Ventura County Reading Association has actively supported literacy in
 Ventura County for over forty years.