Phoenix West Reading Council Officers 2016-2017

PWRC is a local council whose mission is to promote literacy in the community.  Our focus is classroom teachers who have a passion for reading.

Presidents:                         Marti Noland   

                                           Carol Giacomucci

​Vice President:                   Melissa Selby

Treasurer:                           Pat Shontz

Membership:                       Sara Mendoz

Phoenix West Reading Council Calendar of Events 2016-2017

August 20, 2016

Meet and Greet

Starbuck's on 7th Street and Thunderbird

Pass out calendars, grants, buy books.

12:00pm-2:00 p.m.

Free coffee, pizza, and classroom giveaways

September 8, 2016

Using a mentor text to teach writing

Debra LaPlante at Gardner's
5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Pizza and root beer
$5 for members, $10 for non-members

October 27, 2016

Melissa Selby

Effective Reading Strategies and review Teachers as Readers title: Mr. Lumincello's Library

5:30-7:30 p.m.


Non-members $10

November 4, 2016

ARA Institute 

Jane Feber

Details and Registration Form at

November 29, 2016

Jack Gantos

Spaghetti Factory
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Topic: Reading good books to writing good books.  Jack will give you tips on how to use hands on creative writing forms in the classroom.  He will cover "finding good story content, applying story structure, and focused rewrites
Non-members $10, Members free
Reserved seating:  Only have 60 seats available
Please RSVP:

January 19, 2017

Mary Wong's House with Jo
Review Teachers as Readers title: Some Girls, Some Hats, and Hitler.

Jo's topic: Readers Theatre, an Effective Strategy for Differentiated Instruction
5:30-7:30 p.m. dessert and coffee
Non-members $10

February 25, 2017

Topic: Dyslexia, Part 2 with special speakers and lessons.

Non-members $25 preregistered, $30 at the door.

Members $15 preregistered, $20 at the door
Grand Canyon University

To preregister, you will need to mail cash or check to 2529 E. Lupine, Phx, 85028

March 11, 2017

Dr. Seuss activities

Starbucks - 7th Street and Thunderbird.

April 27, 2017

End of the year dinner

Location to be determined.

Last review of Teachers as Readers. Title: Under a Painted Sky.

Present summer book programs from the libraries.

Install officers for the new year.