Local Reading Council Earns International and State Recognition

The International Reading Association (IRA) recently named the Greater Washington Reading Council (GWRC) a 2014-15 Honor Council Program and likewise, the Virginia State Reading Association (VSRA) honored GWRC as a Merit Council Program. Both of these programs recognize local and special interest councils that organize and conduct well-rounded programs serving the council members, the community, the state/provincial association or affiliate, and the International Reading Association. The 2014-2015 School year marks our 33rd of receiving these awards

GWRC was chartered 59 years ago this year. It is a professional organization serving the counties of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William. GWRC members work diligently to provide and complete reading projects in their local school divisions; they may coordinate Read Across America Days, provide Parent Literacy Nights, or develop home-school literacy connections. Members also keep abreast of legislative issues in literacy in the Virginia General Assembly. Finally, GWRC publishes its own professional journal highlighting the outstanding, professional writing and works of its members. We also sponsor an annual For the Love of Reading program each February, Pinterest Parties and an Annual Conference. The 2015 Conference will feature Dr. Nell Duke and focus on Project Based Learning.

Past GWRC Presidents!