The SMART Reading Douglas Area manages SMART Reading programs in Roseburg and the surrounding area. In 2018-2019, we served 528 PreK through third-grade children with the help of 125 local volunteers. Each week our dedicated volunteers enter the SMART Reading spaces ready to assist our local children with literacy support and helping enhance their reading confidence skills.

We are committed to recruiting more volunteers and establishing strong financial support within our communities ensuring we can continue to encourage and support our local children through SMART Reading programs.

Click here to read SMART Reading Douglas’ Year-end Report.

Click here to read SMART Reading Douglas’ 2018-19 Newsletter.


Local Staff:

Della Harp Area Manager

Kris Dellsite
Area Administrator

Volunteer Opportunities:

SMART Reading always welcomes new volunteers! Check the Get Involved page for descriptions of various volunteer positions. For volunteer openings in the Douglas Area, click here › or call 541-672-6477.

Business Partners:

SMART Reading Business Partners are local businesses that support SMART Reading through financial contributions and employee volunteerism. For a list of our Douglas County Business Partners, click here ›

Leadership Councils:

SMART Reading Leadership Councils are groups of individuals who help SMART Reading flourish in our local communities through fundraising and recruitment.  We value our SMART Reading Leadership Council members and thank them for the important work they do.

Douglas County Leadership Chapter members:

  • Karen Bentley, Sales and Marketing, KVAL Television
  • Della Harp, Area Manager
  • Lee Ann Grogan, Family Services Program Manager, UCAN Head Start
  • JoAnne Nelson, Retired  Educator
  • Tamara Osborne, Marketing Director, Umpqua Dairy
  • Kent Rochester, Owner, Big Wrench Media
  • Gwen Soderberg-Chase, Associate Professor, Education, Umpqua Community College


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