To achieve its literacy goals, Marion School District reserves blocks of time considered “sacred reading time.” Educators have devoted many of their resources to ensuring that every student has quality reading instruction. Marion has created critical reading classes that allow older students to build and strengthen skills they may have missed at an earlier age. The teachers’ passion and vigor when working with the program has equipped them to lay the foundation necessary for Marion’s reading efforts to succeed.
“Marion’s staff have been a huge part of how amazing this district has become,” Reading Horizons CEO Tyson Smith said. “Marion School District doesn’t just say they’re going to improve; they put their goals into action, and I’m so glad to help them on their journey and recognize the impressive progress they’ve made.”
Since Marion’s new literacy program was introduced three years ago, students’ success, interest in reading, and belief in themselves have soared, according to Halley.
The Charlotte Lockhart award was created to embody the characteristics and core values of its namesake, Charlotte F. Lockhart. Nicknamed the “Biphonic Woman,” she was an exemplary educator and role model with a passion for teaching the world to read. The Orton-Gillingham-based method that Lockhart created is now the foundation of the entire Reading Horizons system. To honor her legacy, Reading Horizons grants the award to institutions and individuals who best exemplify the excellence in literacy education that she embodied and embraced.
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