About the Portland Reading Council

Founded in 1957

The Portland Reading Council promotes literacy and a lifelong love of reading in our communities through the empowerment of educators.

We are an affiliate of the Oregon State Literacy Association and the International Literacy Association.

2019-20 Board Meetings

October 5    December 14     February 1     April 4 @ Concordia University, Portland, OR

Contact us for more information about attending a board meeting: portlandreadingcouncil@gmail.com

 Annual Projects, Programs, and Communications

• The African-American Read-In                 • Literacy Educator Scholarship                              • Celebrate Literacy Awards                         • Literacy Shout Outs!                                                  Teachers As Readers Book Groups          • Patricia Gallagher Children’s Choice Award       • Community Service Project Grants           • Literacy Meet Ups                                                    • Members-Only Listserv &  Facebook page                                                                                      • Professional Development Events

Board Members

Co-Presidents: Kari Montgomery, Lake Oswego School District and                              Trish Pazdalski, Beaverton School District                                                                                 Secretary: Amy Morinville, David Douglas School District                                         Treasurer: Laura Bush, Retired, Oregon City School District                               Membership: Penny Plavala, Multnomah ESD  Email: pennyplavala@gmail.com

At Large

Jen Arndt, West Linn Wilsonville School District                                                                     Francesca Aultman, David Douglas School District                                                                     Katie Beckett, Tigard-Tualatin School District                                                                        Venisha Bahr, Gresham-Barlow  School District (on leave)                                                  Elicia Blackford, Portland Public Schools                                                                                Shaari Cohen, Gresham Barlow School District                                                                        Karly Lefferts, Portland Public Schools                                                                                               Jenny Lucas, Centennial School District                                                                            Stephanie Mesenbrink, Reynolds School District                                                                       Kari Tunstill, North Clackamas School District

Photos of Current and Former Board Members




Board members at CL