SCIRA 2017-2018 Board Members
Kristin Kaczmarek is a first grade teacher with 21 years experience in both first and second grade. She taught for 6 years in the Bay area before moving back to the mid-west. Kristin received her MA as a Reading Specialist from National Louis University. She has her EL and gifted endorsements, along with being Nationally Board Certified. Kristin has been a SCIRA board member since 2008.
Deborah Shefren is an educational consultant with more than 35 years of experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, and adjunct faculty member at National Louis University where she teaches graduate courses in reading and supervises student teachers. Deborah received her MA in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University. Deborah has presented on numerous occasions at the International Reading/Literacy Association and Illinois Reading Council conferences. She has provided professional development on writing, comprehension, assessment, balanced literacy, inquiry based instruction, word study, differentiation, and classroom management.
Zane Hasan has a B.A. in English Language and Literature with triple minors in secondary education, ESOL, and Arabic language and literature from the University of Florida. She also holds a M.Ed. in English Education with a specialization in ESOL from the University of Florida as well. She recently received a second Masters in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. She is currently an ELL resource teacher at an elementary school; however, she has worked with students in elementary, middle, high school, and college. Zane volunteers as a vendor organizer with SCIRA.