Who is the TLA Network?

Members: Members of the TLA network include poets, novelists, therapists and counselor, ministers, grant-writers, youth development workers, computer programmers, school teachers, English professors, master composters, and folks from many walk of life that want to connect to each other and support the development of language used for liberation, growth, and celebration. For more information about some of the individuals in our Membership, a great place to look is at the TLA Practitioners Map and our Member Pages listing.

CouncilCallid Keefe-Perry and Seema Rez: TLA Network is governed by a council, the membership of which is arrived upon annually. In council, we come together as equals, all drawing on our gifts and working with our challenges cooperatively to forward the mission of the Network. The council convenes by phone regularly and in person at the annual meeting.

Council members for 2016-2017 are Emilee Baum (chair), Roselle O'Brian (treasurer), Kelly DuMar (membership chair), Deb Hensley and Seema Reza (conference co-chairs), Joanna Tebbs Young (certification chair), Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg (classes chair), Sarah Williams-Devereux, Caleb Winebrenner, Brad Young, Lori Z. Joslyn, Freddy Gutierrez, and ex-officio member Teri Grunthaner.

Executive Director: Our executive director is Teri Grunthaner. Please see the contact us page to get in touch.

Photos: Top (from left) Seema Reza, Teri Grunthaner, Ronda Miller, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, and Kelly DuMar; Bottom: Callid Keefe-Perry and Seema Reza.


"The Transformative Language Arts Network" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Kansas, P.O. Box 442633, Lawrence, KS 66044

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