Joan Austin Elementary School in Newberg, Oregon is growing the love of literacy and empowering student achievement through a powerful mix of reading and writing across content areas. During our site visit, we noticed that students fluidly use reading to springboard quality writing.
Our 2015 shining star for incredible, systemic literacy instruction is Ontario's Four Rivers Community School! In 2014, Ruch Elementary claimed the title and brought it down to Southern Oregon. For two years before that, Salem-Keizer held the award, with Englewood Elementary winning in 2013 and Pringle Elementary championing the award in 2012.