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Saturday, January 23 • 8:30am - 10:00am
General Session II-Varian Johnson and Mercedes Bonner Award Presentation

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General Session II

Business Meeting
Executive Secretary’s Report
Resolutions from Committees

Recognition of Outgoing Officers and Committee Chairs:
English in Texas Editors, VP of M&A, Past President, Recording Secretary

Introduction of New Officers: English in Texas Editors, Recording Secretary, VP elect of M&A, President-elect

2017 Conference Announcement: Kim Pinkerton

Mercedes Bonner Award: Roni Dean-Burren

Keynote Address: Varian Johnson

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Varian Johnson

Varian Johnson is the author of four novels, including The Great Greene Heist, an ALA Notable Children’s Book Selection, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and a Texas Library Association Lone Star Reading List selection. His novels for older readers include Saving Maddie and... Read More →

Award Winners
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Roni Dean-Burron

University of Houston
Roni Dean-Burron is a former high school English teacher and language arts coordinator now pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Houston, studying curriculum and instruction.  Earlier this fall, her high-school-aged son sent her a text message with a photo he took of his... Read More →

Saturday January 23, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am CST
Grand Ballroom-Grand Ballroom – Atrium Level (Lobby)