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Several FUSD teachers receive Teacher Awards for Sustainable Curriculum

| May 17, 2017

By the Flagstaff Unified School District

Courtesy photo.

The Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) (on May 11) awarded several FUSD teachers with their Teacher Awards for Sustainable Curriculum (TASC) awards.

These awards were created by SEDI 8 years ago to encourage and recognize development and implementation of innovative educational approaches in all disciplines that instill in students the importance, value and practicality of local environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability.

The TASC Award Recipients received a $2500 award (sponsored by Northern Arizona Healthcare) and were –

  • Joy Bruner from DeMiguel Elementary School for their project Worms at Work: A School composting Project, 
  • Judith Arnold from Marshall Elementary School for thier Monarch Butterfly Project and 
  • Jenna Samora from Sinagua Middle School for their project Harnessing the Wind. 

The runner up winners all received a cash award of $1000 (sponsored by Wayne and Lynn Fox and John Nevill and Jawn McKinley). The FUSD teachers who received this award were –

  • Jon Griffith and Molly Goulden from Alpine Leadership Academy at Mount Elden Middle School for their project Rewilding: Reintroducing Wolves to Restore Ecosystems,
  • Jeffery Taylor and Linda Lenz from Flagstaff High School for their project Using Forest Inventories to Restore Historic Forest Structure and Fire Regimes.

The “Giving is Living” award was given to Suzie Maki from Kinsey Inquiry and Discover School for their project Habitat Loss and Animal Stressors in Northern Arizona.
Congratulations to all of these amazing teachers!

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