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FOCAL      Friends of Children and Literature

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Who We Are


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2018 FOCAL Board Members
President Caroline Gill Teacher Librarian, LAUSD Venice High School, Retired
Vice President - Membership, Historian & FOCAL Founder
Past Board President
Renny Day Senior Librarian, Retired
Children’s Literature Department
Vice President - Programs Lauren Okayama Child Development Educator
Recording Secretary Marilyn Robertson Library Services, Teacher, Teacher Librarian, LAUSD, Retired. Past President - SCCLCYP and CSLA
Treasurer Kathryn Wilcox CPA
Book Sales
Past Board President
Lara Clardy Teacher, Retired
Social Media Chair Dewi Ochoa Reyes Early Childhood Teacher, Westside Neighborhood School
Member-at-Large, Chair of the Award Committee Carol Raby Library Events Manager, Loyola Marymount University
Member-at-Large Michele Marot MS Math/Science Teacher, retired; Battle of the Books
Past Board President Barbara Metzenbaum Senior Librarian
Woodland Hills Branch Library
Liaison Brooke Sheets Senior Librarian
LAPL Children's Literature Department; Award Committee, ex officio
Liaison Madeline Bryant Principal Librarian
LAPL Youth Services
Liaison Diane Olivo-Posner Principal Librarian
LAPL Exploration & Creativity
Liaison Joanna Fabicon Senior Librarian
LAPL Children’s Services
Liaison Jené Brown LAPL Senior Librarian Manager - Strategic Projects & Partnerships/Friends Liaison
In memoriam Peggy Miller  
In memoriam Edythe McGovern  
In memoriam Carol Onofrio  

 

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HOME
Current "Fun for Kids"
Current Newsletter

WHO WE ARE

WHAT WE DO
Membership Application
FOCAL AWARD
History of FOCAL Award
Teacher Guide to Award Book (if available)

NEWSLETTER: FOCAL POINTS
Newsletters 2009 - present
and one from 2005

MEMBERSHIP
Membership Application

CONTACT US

LINKS
Current "Fun for Kids"; LAPL; Award Author's Websites; Authors and Illustrators Involved with FOCAL; Literature Connections; California History Connections