Within the Waunakee Community School District, the goal is to build a foundation of lifelong reading in each student.
September was Rotary International’s Literacy Month. During the Waunakee Rotary Club’s Sept. 17 meeting, Amy Johnson, the school district’s assistant director of instruction, discussed how Waunakee teachers go about instilling a love of reading in students.
Johnson focuses on curriculum for 4K to sixth-grade students and teachers. Her background is in early learning and she has been a reading specialist. She said the goal at the state and district level is to have all students be college and career ready when they graduate high school.