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2016 Winner of the Patricia A. Lamson Award

Established to honor the legacy of former CUSD Superintendent Patricia A. Lamson, the Patricia A. Lamson Endowment Fund for Reading Literacy Scholarship supports the professional growth of teachers in the six English Language Arts shifts identified in the Common Core State Standards: Balancing Informational and Literary Text, Knowledge in the Disciplines, Staircase of Complexity, Text-based Answers, Writing from Sources, and Academic Vocabulary.

This year Alia Gates of Murdock-Portal Elementary School will be honored for her efforts in these areas.  With her $400 award, Gates will create a library of firsthand accounts about national and international economic, political, social, and environmental justice efforts to encourage responsible global citizenship in her classroom.