Karen K. Johnson
Karen K. Johnson works in curriculum and instruction for the Tigard-Tualatin School District in Tigard, Oregon. She serves on the executive board of the Oregon Council of Teachers of English and is a frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences on topics of technology and reading. She is the 2005 recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English Leadership Development Award and is a regular columnist in the OCTE newsletter.
Black Butte Ranch
Black Butte Ranch is an 1,800-acre private resort community surrounded by private properties and the Deschutes National Forest, eight miles northwest of Sisters, Oregon. Begun in 1970 as an investment by developers, it is the second largest resort in the region, after Sunriver, in terms of acreage. Black Butte is …
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint
An important landmark for Native peoples and for early white explorers and settlers crossing the central Oregon plateau, Pilot Butte continues to be important to the Central Oregon region. Although referred to as Red Butte on some early maps due to its characteristic color, the name Pilot Butte prevailed. This …