Jackson and Josephine Counties

The SMART Reading Rogue Valley Area team implements SMART Reading and raises funds to support SMART Reading in Southern Oregon. In the 2021-22 school year, we served 1,062 PreK through third-grade students and gave away 7,028 books. We are focused on recruiting more volunteers and establishing strong financial support among our communities to ensure we can continue this important work of empowering local children through reading.

Click here to read SMART Reading Rogue Valley’s Year-end Report.
Click here to read SMART Reading Rogue Valley’s Local Newsletter.

Local Staff:

Headshot of Area Director Leona Westdahl

Leona Westdahl Area Director

Headshot of Program Manager Jennifer Grossman

Jennifer Grossman
Program Manager

Taylor Melgoza headshot

Taylor Melgoza
Program Manager

Volunteer Opportunities:

Click here for more information on volunteering with SMART Reading. For a list of sites we serve in the Rogue Valley area click here, or call 541-734-5628.

Business Partners:

SMART Reading Business Partners are local businesses that support SMART Reading through financial contributions and employee volunteerism. For a list of our Rogue Valley Area Business Partners, click here ›

Leadership Council:

SMART Reading Leadership Council are groups of individuals who help SMART Reading flourish in our local communities through fundraising and recruitment.  Thank you to our Rogue Valley Area Leadership Council members:

  • Teresa Cisneros
  • Rhonda Klug
  • Scott Koch
  • Phil Long
  • Cameron McCandless
  • Ann Michels
  • Barbara Saigo
  • Patsy Smullin
  • Bill Thorndike, Jr.
  • Becky Versteeg


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