West Jersey Reading Council
We are pleased to announce that West Jersey Reading Council has earned again the IRA Honor Council designation. This is the thirty-first year in a row that our council has earned this. Go WJRC!!



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WJRC Spring Conference - Thursday, March 27th. See Events page for more details.
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Welcome to the West Jersey Reading Council Website.

WJRC offers comprehensive, professionally enriching programs to area educators, administrators and parents.


WJRC Programs include:

  • Conferences with nationally renowned and local researchers and authors
  • A Fall conference with numerous sessions on current educational topics
  • Exhibits of the latest educational materials
  • Professional exchange of ideas, methods and technologies.

Who benefits from WJRC membership and its programs:
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Basic Skills teachers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • ELL/Bilingual Teachers
  • Media Specialists
  • Reading Specialists
  • Supervisors/Administrators
  • Pre-Service Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Parents.

Mission
The mission of the West Jersey Reading Council is to promote literacy in Burlington and Camden counties through professional development, active membership, partnership with IRA and NJRA, and dissemination of pertinent research and practices.

WJRC membership offers:
  • professional development hours approved by the New Jersey
    Department of Education and the Professional Teaching
    Standards Board
  • fall, winter and spring conferences to assist in the development
    of teacher training, and to provide opportunities to network
    with other professionals
  • the Margaret A. Cagney Scholarship for graduate study
  • the Mary Cudemo-Schurig Literacy Award for community
    literacy efforts
  • the Celebrate Literacy Award sponsored by IRA for community literacy efforts
  • professional collaboration through a network of building representatives
  • projects reaching out to the local and international communities through Newspaper In Education, Parents and Reading and support to developing nations
  • publication of a periodic newsletter.

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