Chesapeake Reading Council
Chesapeake, Virginia



Chesapeake Public Schools

New Teacher Walkabout 

August 23, 2017


President-Elect (Stephanie Agricola), Building Representative (Judy Thurston), and Vice President (Carroll Pennington) proudly display this year's literacy themed t-shirt.
Chesapeake Public Schools
General Conference
Administrator's Breakfast
August 3, 2017
President-Elect (Stephanie Agricola) and President (Kristin Garman) kicked off the new school year by speaking with administrators about the importance of CRC and the benefits that membership brings to their building.  
International Literacy Project
Village of Hope in Galette Chambon, Haiti
Chesapeake R U Ready Family Night
March 15, 2016
CRC participated in a city wide family night for families of children aged 3-10.  CRC Vice President, Kristen Roth, and Past President, Heather Waild, led one of the workshops for elementary students, guiding them through an engaging activity to improve their comprehension of text.
Young Writer's Event
March 10, 2016
CRC hosted an event to showcase writers at the elementary school level.  Students were honored by their schools, and their work was displayed for their families and others to read.

Barnes and Noble Book Fai

December 10, 2015

In December, the CRC hosted a Book Fair at Barnes and Noble.  Members kept the children engaged in literacy activities, including a reading of The Polar Express, every 30 minutes in the children's section (giving parents the opportunity to shop for books).  Students who attended had the opportunity to win a gift card, and members had the chance to win a CRC T-shirt or gift card.  

Those who gave the gift of literacy were the true winners that night!

RTOY and Building Representative Reception

December 3, 2015

In addition to fostering literacy in the community, the Chesapeake Reading Council focuses on its members.  The CRC celebrated Reading Teachers of the Year and Building Representatives, along with honoring our City-Wide Reading Teacher of the Year, Laurie Lees, and our nominee for the James D. Mullins Leadership Award, Mrs. Sonya Beasley, principal of Southwestern Elementary.  


During the CRC Reception, RTOYs and Building Representatives contributed to an "Idea Exchange", and members left with tips from some of the best teachers in Chesapeake!  Members also had the opportunity to talk with local author, Jen Milius and attend a free seminar about brain development by Tom Shenk of Brain Balance.








Jen Milius

Local Author







Tom Shenk

Brain Balance




"Idea Exchange"


Heather Waild 

(CRC Past-President)




"Book Exchange"


CRC members and board members

Family Literacy Night

October 8, 2015

In October, ILA Board Member Cathy Collier, emceed the CRC Family Literacy Night.  She read the book Shadow of the Shark, and CRC members led shark-themed literacy centers.  All members of the family had fun at this event!

Chesapeake Public Schools

New Teacher Walkabout 

August 25, 2015

Vice-President, Kristen Roth, ready to meet and greet with new CPS teachers

We were so fortunate to spend the morning with the shining stars who are beginning their careers in Chesapeake Public Schools.  We want to say thank you for sharing your stories with us, for becoming members of CRC, and for allowing us to share who we are and what we do.  


Congratulations to our lucky t-shirt winners!!!

Jamie Odle

Oscar Smith Middle School

Dominique Webster

G. W. Carver Intermediate School

Malerie Rubnitz

Georgetown Primary