A Mexican-born educator who immigrated to the United States as an adult, Title I reading specialist Alfonso Lopez of Lewis and Clark Elementary School in Wenatchee knows first-hand the challenges of learning a new language and culture. Mr. Lopez not only uses the Reading Recovery system to teach reading in English; he has adapted the system to teach his Spanish readers as well. He has also highlighted the importance of life-long learning and parental involvement in education through articles he has written for a local newspaper, and has taught classes on how parents can help their children read at home. A role model in his community, Mr. Lopez received the 1998 Washington Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The Wenatchee World | Apr 25 , 2019 | Wenatchee, WA
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