The Lake Washington Literacy Council consists of educators who pride themselves in being "Learners & Leaders in Literacy." Members attend book clubs, conferences, and workshops in order to collaborate with a network of professionals to make a difference in classrooms and student lives. 


Upcoming Events

Professional Development & Pizza Night - Nov 21


Join us for our kickoff event of the year!


Thursday, November 21st
Redmond Elementary from 4:45-7:15 (registration starts at 4:30)

16800 NE 80th St, Redmond, WA 98052

There are some great sessions this year on topics including:
• How to use the Writing Anchor Papers
• Diverse Children’s Literature
• Equity and Social Justice
• Growth Mindset
• Conferring with Writers
• Using Data to inform EL instruction
• Challenging Highly Capable students in the classroom
• And much, much more!!!

*The event is FREE, you just need to be a Lake Washington Literacy/WaSLA member to attend.
If you are not yet a member, sign up here: (scroll down
*RSVP to by Nov. 19th
*Dinner (Pizza and Salad) will be provided!
*Raffle Prizes will be given and include gift cards, picture books, teacher supplies, and more!
*Bring new or gently used book donations for Summer Book packs and get an extra Raffle Ticket!
*Clock Hours will be available (bring cash $4 exact change preferred or a check made out to WaSLA)

You won’t want to miss this Professional Development Opportunity!
See you there!
~Deana James, Literacy Council President


High Quality Professional Development

LWLC facilitates relevant and engaging professional development workshops, book clubs and events each year.

Member Rates

As a member of LWLC, you will also be a member of WaSLA (Washington State Literacy Association) which gives you discounted rates at WaSLA conferences and workhops within the state.

Collaborate with Colleagues

Connect with other passionate educators like yourself!

Continuing Education

LWLC (through WaSLA) provides state clock hours for workshops and events.



Regular Member

All other educators (Certificated teachers, contracted teachers, administrators, etc.)

$25 per year 


Associate Member

first year teachers, substitute teachers, non-contracted teachers, pre-service teachers, para-educators and retired educators

$15 per year

2019-2020 Events


Membership Drive!

Event Details


Membership Drive!

Join by November 1st and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card! 


Professional Development & Pizza

4:30pm - 7:15 pm

Redmond Elementary

Event Details


Professional Development & Pizza

Join us for an evening of literacy sessions facilitated by LWSD teachers!  Free to LWLC members!  Dinner will be served

4:30pm - 7:15 pm

Redmond Elementary

About Us

2019-2020 LWLC Executive Board

President - Deana James (Parks)

Secretary - Toni Gibson (Rockwell)

Communications/Newsletter - Karen Jones (Redmond Elem.)

Treasurer - Emily Morgan (Franklin)

Membership - Annie Sanchez (Frost)

Members at Large - Anna Jaross (McAuliffe)

Teresa Pellett (Frost) Libby Bruner (Barton) Angie Angel (Baker)