STATE ILA COORDINATOR
ILA Coordinator 2016-2019
Jill Culmo is currently a Coordinator for Instructional Support in the Early Learning Department of Dallas ISD. She began her career in education twenty years ago and has taught first through fifth grades in Garland ISD and Mesquite ISD. Dr. Culmo was also an early literacy instructional specialist, curriculum writer, and professional development writer and trainer. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Eastfield College and Texas A&M University--Commerce. Dr. Culmo has received several grants, is active in several literacy organizations, and often presents locally and at the state and international levels. Her research interests include motivation to read, early literacy, and comprehension.
The ILA Coordinator serves the State/Provincial Council for a 3 -year term and is responsible for supporting the network of local, student, and special interest councils within the state/province. He/she is a liaison between the state/provincial council and ILA.