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2006 Pioneer Award winners announced Print E-mail

Ten outstanding elementary school programs have been selected as winners of the Oregon Elementary School Principals Association (OESPA) Pioneer Awards.  Winners include programs aimed at family literacy, conflict resolution, community service and parent nights.

OESPA's Regional Presidents met during the COESPA Conference in Kah Nee Ta to determine recipients of the 2006 awards, which are given annually to elementary programs that meet the following criteria:

  • Program must be currently in practice
  • Program must be unique in nature
  • Program must be adaptable for use in other schools

The winning schools will have plaques presented to them in their local area, and will be honored at next year's OESPA/OASSA Winter Conference, January 15-17.  The OESPA Journal will feature each of the programs in their fall edition.  

Listed below are the ten winners and five honorable mention schools: 


2006 Pioneer Award Winners

  • "Fullerton IV Community Service Workers," Fullerton Elementary School, Roseburg;  Mickey Garrison, principal 
  • "Mileage Club," Culver Elementary School, Culver; Stefanie Garber, principal

  • "Parent Night & Cooking Class," Oak Grove Elementary School; Sally Leet, principal

  • "Sparrow Clubs: Kids Helping Kids," Griffin Creek Elementary School, Medford; Ginny Hicks, principal

  • "The Knitting Club," Manzanita Elementary School, Grants Pass; Kathie Hill, principal

  • "Loops & Stitches," North Gresham Grade School, Gresham; Tom Klansnic, principal

  • "Tiered Questioning," St. Francis School, Bend; Todd Jeffrey, principal

  • "STARS Family Literacy," Swegle Elementary School, Salem; Philip Decker, principal

  • "Fairview Conflict Mediators," Fairview Elementary School, Klamath Falls; Brant Baldini, principal

  • "Reading Buddies- i Shuffle Project," Howard Elementary School, Eugene; Kim Finch, principal

Honorable Mention
  • "Connecting Kids," Tom McCall Upper Elementary School, Forest Grove; Al Rogers,  principal

  • "Green Eggs & Ham," Culver Elementary School, Culver; Stefanie Garber, principal

  • "Love of Literacy Family Night," Highland Elementary School, Grants Pass; Linda Wells, principal

  • "CPS System Disc Program (Clickers)," Washington Elementary School, Medford; Stephanie Johnson, principal

  • "Leadership Team," Lincoln Elementary School, Corvallis; Lois Rawers, principal
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