Inland Empire Chapter

A book is a gift you can open again and again. 
—Garrison Keillor

About Us

The Inland Empire Reading Council (IERC) is an affiliate of the California Reading Association (CRA) and the International Literacy Association (ILA).

We are an organization composed of professional educators (TK-12 and higher education), local authors, parents and citizens in general. Every member of our organzation has the common goal of promoting and increasing the level of literacy for all the residents of the Inland Empire. Of course we take a special interest in promoting reading and writing of the children of our unique region.

The Inland Empire Reading Council facilitates events which celebrate literacy. We also provide professional online learning and networking opportunities related to reading, writing and all things literacy. 


Jeanne Gahagan, President, 

Terri Labik, 1st Vice or     

Sharon Orme, 2nd Vice President, Parent Engagement,

Donna Wallace, Treasurer

Linda Williams, Co-Treasurer, 

Suzanne Pearson, Secretary

Erin Masi, Director Social Media