Literacy Services2017-03-10T00:07:36+00:00

Literacy Services

Welcome! I am honored to serve as the Literacy Coach for the elementary schools in the Neah-Kah-Nie school district. I come to the Neah-Kah-Nie SD from McMinnville, OR, with eight years of teaching experience; ranging from 1st grade to 4th grade. My knowledge of different grade levels aids in my ability to understand and help provide for students and teachers throughout their literacy journey.

My role as the literacy coach is to support student achievement by working with all elementary staff in assessing students to determine need, evaluating and understanding curriculum to help support students’ needs, and providing professional development in all areas of literacy that helps both teachers and students grow. We definitely have a “team” mindset in the Neah-Kah-Nie school district, and it is with all of our heads and hearts working towards common goals that we are able to provide the highest quality instruction in the area of literacy.

Literacy components in our district include:

  • Implementation of ORTIi – A systematic response to intervention that allows us to provide added support and instruction to, at minimum, the lowest 20% of struggling readers.
  • The 2015 K-5 curriculum adoption of Benchmark Literacy – A Comprehensive literacy program that enables students to access complex text.
  • DIBELS – A 3-times-a-year quick screening assessment that monitors the development of pre-reading and early reading skills in students.
  • Fountas and Pinnell Reading Assessment – A diagnostic that allows teachers to determine individual reading levels to provided precise reading instruction.
  • Dedication to the incorporation of technology into the literacy framework.

Our Staff

Ruth Weston
Ruth WestonLiteracy Coach

District Office

504 N.Third Ave/PO Box 28 Rockaway Beach, OR 97136

Phone: 503-355-2222

Fax: 503-355-3434

Garibaldi Grade School

604 Cypress Ave/PO Box317 Garibaldi, OR 97118

Phone: 503-322-0311

Fax: 503-322-2193

Nehalem Elementary

36300 Eighth St/PO Box 190 Nehalem, OR 97131

Phone: 503-355-3650

Fax: 503-368-7721

Neah-Kah-Nie Middle School

25111 Hwy 101 N Rockaway Beach, OR 97136

Phone: 503-355-2990

Fax: 503-355-8514

Neah-Kah-Nie High School

24705 Hwy 101 N Rockaway Beach, OR 97136

Phone: 503-355-2272

Fax: 503-355-8200