Contact ECARC leaders: [email protected]

ECARC is an affiliate of the Wisconsin State Reading Association. 

ECARC Membership:

  • $20 Annual dues for ECARC includes free meetings for school year
  • Complimentary for student teachers, and/or full-time undergraduate students
Eau Claire Area Reading Council Officers
President Maria Viergutz
Vice President Maranda Nelson
Treasurer Bonnie Fagan
Membership Chair    

Website and Social Network



Who We Are

ECARC is a professional organization made up of individuals who are concerned with the improvement and teaching of reading and lifelong literacy.

Why you should join Eau Claire Area Reading Council?

  • Programs presented with informative and interesting speakers at a reduced rate!
  • Opportunity for professional development to meet PI34 Teaching Standards.
  • Newsletters with information on area workshops, conferences, new materials, books and current trends.
  • Information and resources provided from the Wisconsin State Reading Association and International Literacy Association (ILA).
  • Opportunity to meet and socialize with others who care about reading as much as you do!

Our History

The Eau Claire Area Reading Council ECARC was chartered in 1969. Since that time, the council has grown serving over 20 institutions and school districts.

Our Future

Our Council goals include:

  • to encourage the study of reading
  • to stimulate and promote research
  • to publish best practice information
  • to assist in the development of most effective teacher training
  • to disseminate knowledge helpful to decision making in reading
  • to sponsor conferences/meetings to support state and national organizations
  • to promote mutual understand and cooperative work among educators at all levels of learning