About us...

The Connecticut Reading Association, Inc. is a professional literacy organization. Membership is open to all educators, classroom teachers, reading specialists, administrators, paraprofessionals, college/university professors and students, and anyone interested in promoting literacy.

We are the state affiliate of the International Literacy Association and sponsor leadership and workshop activities designed to support literacy instruction in schools, public and private, throughout Connecticut.

The mission of the Connecticut Reading Association, Inc. is to empower educators, inspire students, and encourage our community to embrace literacy as an essential tool for lifelong success.

The Connecticut Reading Association, Inc. is pleased to offer:

  • Literacy Awards and Grants: We are pleased to honor our finest administrators and educators through our three CRA Inc. Awards. Consider nominating “An Unsung Hero” this year. Our Teaching Grants are available to provide funding for various literacy projects.
  • Professional development opportunities that highlight regional and nationally recognized speakers, authors, and illustrators.
  • On-demand learning, incentives, and exclusive pricing to our valued members.
  • Liaison to Connecticut State Department.
  • Support to parents and families through literacy projects and programs.

Executive Board

President: Jennifer Slifer | jslifer@ctreading.org
Past President: Cathy Grimes | cgrimes@ctreading.org
Vice President: Kristen Stevenskstevens@ctreading.org
Treasurer: Cathy Mastrianna | cmastrianna@ctreading.org
Secretary: Sandra Potts | spotts@ctreading.org
Membership: Susan Meaney | smeaney@ctreading.org