Shadow in the Oregon Cultural Trust Newsletter

Shadow in the Oregon Cultural Trust Newsletter

In the August edition of the Oregon Cultural Trust newsletter, they discuss their most recent round of grantmaking and feature a Shadow reading mentor.

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Why Timber Joey Reads to His Dogs

Portland Timbers mascot Timber Joey shares how reading aloud to his dogs provides good practice for his volunteer time in the classroom as a Shadow Project reading coach.

New Program Manager for The Shadow Project

Sharon Juenemann has joined The Shadow Project as its program manager, overseeing the organization’s partner schools, including service development, delivery, and evaluation. Sharon was longtime program director for Mt. Hood Community College’s federal prep and access grant (TRIO) for low-income students seeking higher education. Most recently, she was interim director of TRIO at Portland Community College.

Sharon has a master of arts in adult education from Oregon State University, and a bachelor of arts in English from Lewis & Clark College. She has 20 years teaching experience including English as a Second Language for Non-Native Speakers, instructional Spanish, and EvenStart Family Literacy.

“Sharon’s passion for changing educational systems so they truly benefit all children, as well as personal experience with special education in Portland will greatly benefit our organization as we strategically standardize and grow our programs to serve more schools and children,” said Shadow Project Founder and Executive Director Christy Scattarella.

The Shadow Project’s mission is to make school more accessible and engaging for children with learning challenges, so they can achieve their full potential.
By equipping classrooms with innovative tools and strategies tailored to diverse learning needs, The Shadow Project has teamed with schools to foster success for more than 10,000 students who typically read one- to three-years below grade level, and have challenges such as dyslexia, ADHD, and autism.

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The Shadow Project Celebrates 15 Years

To celebrate 15 years of changing lives for children with learning challenges, KGW-TV joins The Shadow Project in a Sitton Elementary classroom where children in special education are finding the courage to read.

February Newsletter

In the February edition of our newsletter, find out about student reading contests, a Shadow employee award, and more:

  • Shadow Students Take Lead in Reading Contest
  • Shadow Employee Wins Ye? Ian Lima Award
  • Partnering with Schools for Inclusive Classrooms
  • Thank You for Supporting Our Children
  • Dine at McMenamins Feb. 28 for Shadow Kids

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