Our Leadership

President: Andrea Crawford

Andrea Crawford is employed by Bedford County Public Schools as a Title I Reading Specialist. She spent 14 years of her career in the classroom, teaching 3rd and 4th grade students. She has held her current position as the Reading Specialist for 10 years. She enjoys working with students in all grade levels and strives to help them become successful readers. Andrea enjoys sharing literacy tips and lesson ideas on her teaching blog. As the Vice-President of PARC, she will be in charge of this year's Celebrate Literacy Conference. She will also assist in leading PARC events this year.

Vice President: Meg Racanelli

Meg is a reading specialist at Amherst Elementary with Amherst County Schools. She has many years of service and recently complete Orton Gillingham training. She has been involved with PARC for a few years and joined our board this year as secretary. She has two grown children and enjoys traveling and music. She will be taking on the role of conference planner this year . 

Secretary and Past President: Carla Fedeler

Carla is currently a literacy curriculum designer at Comprehension Connection and former employee of Lynchburg City Schools where she's served as a Literacy Coach, Reading Specialist, and Classroom Teacher. She's completed 27 years of service and has enjoyed presenting at the VSRA conferences and with PARC.  She continues to enjoy sharing literacy ideas through her teaching blog and with professional development workshops. With PARC, she will send out newsletters to members and district leaders, handle conference communications, and manage the PARC website

Treasurer: Angie Kraje

Angie is a reading specialist at Bedford Primary School, where she creates a classroom environment that promotes literacy across all subjects. In addition to teaching literacy skills, she focuses on motivating students to read by providing daily access to a wide variety of reading materials, with multiple spaces in the classroom for reading, and opportunities throughout the day to interact with literature. Angie will continue as our treasurer and assist with our events. She has three children and enjoys participating in musicals outside of school.

Membership Chair: Melissa Gaylor

Melissa is employed with Bedford County Public Schools at Big Island Elementary where she works as a Reading Specialist. She has spent the last 24 years in the educational field as an elementary classroom teacher, remediation teacher, homebound teacher, and reading specialist. She enjoys assessing the reading strengths and needs of her students, providing that information to classroom teachers, parents, and specialized personnel, in order to effectively grow successful, lifelong readers. She has joined PARC as our Membership Chair.

Social Media: Haley Wolgamot

Haley is a graduate of Longwood University and is currently teaching 4th grade at Altavista Elementary, where she also works as the yearbook advisor. She has taught from 2nd to 5th grades. She also holds a M.Ed. in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She loves to dive into unpacking curriculum and creating meaningful lessons to teach all learners. She is married and a busy mom of two daughters. Haley will be sharing great content on our PARC blog, Facebook page, on Instagram, and on Twitter, so be sure to follow us!

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