Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council is made up of representatives from the Department of Education, Local and Area Education Agencies, Iowa’s colleges and universities, as well as community organizations and family partners.


The advisory council meets throughout the year to foster collaboration between the Iowa Reading Research Center and the evaluation community; stay abreast of emerging trends, research, and effective literacy practices; assist in the annual report; and to review and recommend projects and priorities to the Department of Education.


Lonna Anderson

Kate Bennett

Mike Beranek

Mike Bunde

Kimberly Buryanek

Angelica Cardenas-Chaisson

Kara Dietrich

Mark Draper

Clark Goltz

Shelly Hanson

Emily Hayden

Pat Hogan

Jaci Jarmes

Becky Miles-Polka

Claudia Reyes-Fry

Nita Schmidt

David Tilly

Sarah Vander Zanden

Cathy Wilt

Ryan Wise

Lindsay Woodward