By Joanna Van Raden on
12/28/2016 1:57 PM
In August, I traveled across the country to Eugene, Oregon. I had the opportunity to visit McCornack Elementary School
, just one of several schools in the 4J District. I was immediately welcomed by smiling faces, even though the school year had not started. I noticed the dignity wall, where students agree to treat others with respect and the Principal’s Wall of Pride. The signs of a caring school community made me feel at ease, even in a school far away from home. Many teachers, as they do in all schools,...