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2017 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 Wendy Strand of John Muir Elementary School is being honored for her efforts in these areas. With her award, Wendy will purchase rigorous fiction and informational mentor texts promoted by the Teaches College Reading and Writing Program to support the implementation of the Units of Study Writing Curriculum as part of the John Muir Library Collection.