Committees/Task Forces

WSRA's goals are accomplished through the work of statewide committees. WSRA members are encouraged to serve on one of the committees listed below. Committee membership is open to WSRA members, is based on the needs of the organization, and members are appointed only upon approval of the Board of Directors. 

To express your interest in serving on a committee, click here for the self nomination form. 

Please note: Two of the WSRA committees recently have had a name change. The Authors Festival Committee is now called the Young Authors Workshop Committee. The Reading and Technology Committee is now called the Digital Literacies Committee. They are both alphabetized on this page under the new names. Further changes to the E12 Committees Handbook will be forthcoming when other changes are approved by the WSRA Board of Directors. 

Contact WSRA at [email protected] 


  • Board of Directors  
  • Children's Literature Committee Chair  Jillian Heise [email protected]  The WSRA Children's Literature Committee members dedicate themselves to reading widely in order to evaluate the newest books published each year.  This is done to recommend the most interesting and valuable books for educators and children to read.  The committee considers titles published during the 15 months prior to the convention calendar year and evaluates books based on the quality of the literature, the appeal for students, and the value for classroom use.  The committee creates two lists to help educators select titles for use in their specific areas. The "Just One More Page" list highlights the committee's recommendations for the best of the newest chapter books through eighth grade, while "Picture This" highlights the recommendations for the best of the newest picture books.  The lists are revealed at the annual WSRA convention in February and can be found after the convention on the WSRA website.