Jack London Award Recipients
A Living Systems Curriculum for Early Education, Sonoma State Children’s School
Program Coordinators: Lia Thompson-Clark, Director and Lynn Lyle, Teacher
Program Goal: We are all researchers here at the Children’s School; we have inherited the environment and have been developing it for many years. Our challenge, or calling, is how to make it the best laboratory that we can for young researchers to learn about life, to learn about concepts of physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, literacy, and all matters of the heart.
KTV Broadcast Media, Kenilworth Junior High School, Petaluma
Program Coordinators: Laura Bradley and Issac Raya, Teachers
Program Goal: Give students ownership of and responsibility for a significant final product; teach students the skills necessary to plan, produce and broadcast a daily news program; providing engaging delivery of school information to keep students, staff and community members updated; provide a wide audience for student work.
El Verano Community School, Sonoma
Program Coordinators: Maite Iturri, Principal
Program Goal: Provide a strong core instructional program designed to enrich the learning of health, mental health, and social services to promote students well being and remove barriers to learning.
Health Science and Biotechnology, Piner High School, Santa Rosa
Program Coordinators: Judy Barcelon, Mark Mantoani, Dante DePaola
Program Goal: Provide comprehensive overview of careers in field of health sciences and biotechnology.
Adlerian Positive Discipline Program, Santa Rosa Charter School, Santa Rosa, LaDonna Moore and Catherine McCracken, Directors
International Bacchalaureate World School Program, Park Side Elementary School, Sebastopol, Jude Kreissman, Program Director
Project Make Program, Comstock Middle School, Santa Rosa City Schools, John Lundblad and Dawn Thomas Program Directors
Arts Integration Program, Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts, Santa Rosa City Schools, Santa Rosa Elizabeth Evans, Principal and Kim Jason, Teacher
Secondary Category (2 awards):
Northwest Prep Reinvented, Northwest Prep Charter School, Piner Olivet Union School District, Santa Rosa
Tony Harris, Principal
Science Club, Lawrence Cook Middle School, Santa Rosa City School District, Santa Rosa, Allegra Buschman, Teacher
Elementary Category: Primos, Oak Grove Elementary School, Santa Rosa, Nancy Saylor, Program Coordinator
Program Goal: Bring together high school mentors and elementary English language learners to improve academic skills and foster a desire to succeed.
Secondary Category: Windsor High School, Windsor, Marie Ganister, Program Coordinator
Program Goal: Vineyard Academy is dedicated to the education of our students with an emphasis on the hospitality and culinary environment of Sonoma County.