Dedicated to promoting and supporting literacy efforts in Chesapeake, Virginia

Chesapeake Reading Council

needs you!  Are you interested in serving on CRC's Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year? 

If so, contact Tanya Breathwaite at

Congratulations to Mrs. Kim Pinello, Hickory Elementary School's Principal and Chesapeake Reading Council's James D. Mullins Leadership Award recipient! 



Congratulations to Mrs. Wendy Burr, a history teacher at Crestwood Middle School and CRC's Reading Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to our OUTSTANDING Building Representatives of the Month!
Pam Melson- Butts Road Primary- September
Amy Walker- Butts Road Intermediate- October  
Dusty Gable- Grassfield High- November
Carolyn Copeland- Greenbrier Primary- December
Vickie Mayfield- Oscar Smith Middle-January 
Marybeth Johnson- Carver Intermediate- February
Lisa Derbaum- Cedar Road Elementary- March

The Chesapeake Reading Council (CRC) is a public service organization devoted to promoting literacy throughout our city and to fostering a lifelong pursuit of reading.  The Council is concerned with all aspects of reading and writing.

The CRC has been chartered for over 43 years and is a vital force in reading education throughout the City of Chesapeake.  Working in all Chesapeake public schools and in the community, we support children, parents, teachers, school administrators and community leaders by providing programs and resources which support literacy and literacy education.

Membership in the CRC includes elementary, middle and secondary school personnel, central administration staff, and members of the community at large.  The Chesapeake Reading Council is an affiliate of the Virginia State Reading Association and the International Reading Association.


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