STATE ILA COORDINATOR
Liza LaRue (2019-2022)
Liza LaRue is a Lead Instructional Specialist in the Early Learning Department for Dallas ISD. She has worked with children for 18 years, from PreK to 4th grade. Liza began her career in private schools before entering into public education 13 years ago. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Texas A&M University - Commerce and hopes to graduate in December 2019. Liza’s work includes presenting professional development at the local and state level, as well as being a member of TALE's Advocacy Development committee. Recently, she organized a book drive that collected about 17,000 books that were donated to low income schools in the Dallas area. Liza is dedicated to providing students in low-income schools with access to books and hopes to make the book drive a yearly event in the community.
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.