Mary Ellen Skidmore joined her first reading council in New York when she was in graduate school. When she moved to North Carolina in the 80s, she helped to charter the Moore County Reading Council and became a leader in NCRA. Over the years, she has served in numerous NCRA positions, including president, state coordinator, executive assistant, chairperson of the bylaws committee, and program chair of the 1991 Southeastern Reading Conference. For her years of faithful service, the International Reading Association has awarded Mary Ellen with the Mary Ann Manning Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. The North Carolina Reading Association has named its project grants to local councils in her honor.
Learn more about Mary Ellen’s life-long commitment to literacy and her dedication to NCRA in this brief interview.