Ventura County Reading Association
promoting literacy for all

Who is VCRA?

VCRA members are proud of the International Literacy Association’s recognition of local efforts to promote literacy in Ventura County.
The Ventura County Reading Association is an affiliate local council of the International Literacy Association.
The Ventura County Reading Association (VCRA), an affiliate of the California Reading Association (CRA) and the International Literacy Association (ILA), is a professional organization of teachers, students, administrators, librarians, instructional assistants, parents, and others committed to literacy efforts in Ventura County.

Each year, VCRA members work to promote literacy through a variety of dynamic events and educational activities focused on practical application of literacy skills in all fields and across all disciplines.

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RT @ILAToday: What a great idea! This school district provides backpacks full of books and resources to give kids a jump on literacy before…
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RT @ILAToday: Our #ILAchat on Thursday, April 12, focused on the critical role literacy plays in creating safer schools. Review the archive…
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RT @pbsteachers: "Whether it’s a lesson in math, foreign language vocabulary or science, the result is the same: kids learn better with ges…
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RT @donalynbooks: “Teachers (must) care as passionately about helping students learn who they are and how they can contribute to the world…
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RT @MrsDeM: We are learning together at Fillmore Middle School through Instructional Rounds! @VenturaCOE VenturaCOE…

Executive Board 
Committee Members

The VCRA Executive Board is made up of educators, librarians, authors and other community members who are committed to promoting literacy and providing educational opportunities through their volunteer efforts in the community.

Executive Board Officers

​Rene' Hohls - President

VACANT - President-Elect

VACANT - Past-President

May Santos - Recording Secretary

Holly Kunkle - Treasurer

Mary Weyand - Membership Chairperson

Board Members

​Alexis O'Neill - Literacy Outreach and Events Chair
Lyn Tovar - Social Media and Web Page Chair
Laurie Cariker - Events Co-Chair
Charlotte Lucero - Hospitality
​Lisa Walthall - Member At Large
Carolyn Gleisberg - Member At Large
Julie Moore - Member At Large

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Our Mission...

To increase literacy and promote a love of reading throughout Ventura County.

Promote Family and Community Literacy
Provide Professional Development
Aid International Community Partners
Increase and sustain council membership
Provide valuable services to our members
- Engage area youth in writing and sharing their work at the annual Young Authors Faire

The Ventura County Reading Association has actively supported literacy in
Ventura County for over forty years.