Board of Directors & Executive Committee

2014-2015 Board of Directors

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Back Row: Eileen Kern, Audrey Church, Jody Howard, Ken Stewart, Steven Yates, Sarah Thornbery, Jessica Gillis, Val Edwards
Front Row: Carlyn Gray, Linda Underwood, Gail Dickinson, Leslie Preddy, Sylvia Knight Norton, Catherine Evans, Michelle Luhtala
Front: Terri Grief
Not Pictured: Kathy Carroll, Susan Nickel, Devona Pendergrass, Robbie Nickel

President *

Terri Grief email icon 
McCracken County High School (KY)

President's Page

President-Elect *

Leslie Preddy email icon 
Perry Meridian Middle School (IN)

Treasurer * 

Robbie Nickel email icon
Sage Elementary School (NV)

Past-President *

Gail Dickinson email icon 
Old Dominion (VA)


Jody K. Howard email icon
Old Dominion (VA)


Steven Yates email icon
University of Alabama (AL)

AASL Representative to ALA Council *

Val Edwards email icon 
TeachingBooks (WI)

Region 1 Director

Michelle Luhtala email icon
New Canaan High School (CT)

Region 2 Director

Eileen Kern email icon (PA)

Region 3 Director 

Sarah Thornbery email icon 
Springboro Jr. High School Library (OH)


Region 4 Director

Kathy Carroll email icon 
Westwood High School Library Information Center (SC)

Region 5 Director

Lisa Hathcock email icon
Saks Elementary School (AL)

Region 6 Director

Carlyn J. Gray email icon 
Round Rock ISD Library Services (TX)

Region 7 Director

Jessica Gillis email icon 
Cambridge School District (MA)


Region 8 Director

Susan M. Nickel email icon 
Boise Schools (ID)

Region 9 Director

Ken W. Stewart email icon
Blue Valley High School (KS)

ESLS Representative

Audrey Church email icon
Longwood University (VA)

ISS Representative*

Catherine G. Evans email icon 
Saint Mary's Episcopal School (TN)

SPVS Representative

Devona J. Pendergrass email icon 
Mountain Home High School (AR)

AASL Executive Director *
(Ex officio)

Sylvia Knight Norton email icon
Chicago, IL

* Indicates a member of the AASL Executive Committee.

More AASL member leaders can be found on the Affiliate Assembly, ESLS, ISS, and SPVS sections of the website.