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Reading & Language Advisory Board

The Reading and Language Advisory Partners Board works with faculty to make continuous improvement efforts in all aspects of the program. The board is comprised of reading specialists and literacy coaches from local districts as well as representatives from the Merrimack Valley Regional Association.
  • Pamela Barry
    Literacy Specialist
    Lowell Public Schools
  • Katharine Covino
    President Elect: Merrimack Valley Regional Reading Council
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Patricia Flanagan
    Reading Specialist
    Billerica Public Schools
  • Heidi Perez
    Supervisor of Language Acquisition
    Methuen Public Schools
  • Gail Rines
    Director of Reading (retired)
    Chelmsford Public Schools
  • Sharon Ryan
    Literacy Specialist
    Acton Public Schools

University of Massachusetts Lowell Program Representatives

  • Jessica Gelb
    Adjunct Reading Faculty
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Vera Ossen
    Reading Program Advisor
    University of Massachusetts Lowell