With summer on the horizon, the Arizona Daily Sun has compiled its annual list of area summer camps.
Camps and programs include: Arboretum at Flagstaff – 2017 Eco Explorers Summer Camps; Grand Canyon Youth; Mountain Adventure Camp, Canyon Dance Academy, 2812 N. Izabel St.; Camp Iwannago 2017 (Flagstaff Unified School District FACTS); Harkins Theatres’ Summer Movie Fun; TheatriKIDS’ 2017 Summer Programming; Museum of Northern Arizona Discovery 2017 Summer Camps; Coconino County Parks and Recreation; Summer Camp KJ; Foresight Learning Center; ARTshop; Summit Gymnastics Academy, 1926 N. Fourth St., suite 7; Flagstaff Junior Academy Summer Camps and NAU Volleyball Camp- www.nauvolleyballcamp.com.
Education Highlight: Jillian Worssam named Coconino County Teacher of the Year. Please see related stories
The office of the Coconino County Superintendent of Schools announced Sinagua Middle School’s Jillian Worssam as the 2017 Teacher of the Year, according to a report in the Arizona Daily Sun.
Runners up for the awards, or Ambassadors for Excellence, were English teacher Angela Buzan of Coconino High School and special education preschool teacher Sara Zsenai of Cromer Elementary School, the Sun reported.
For Sheri Bain, a Pre-AP Calculus, Pre-Calculus and Engineering teacher at Flagstaff High School, one of the most rewarding elements of her profession is staying in touch with her former students and seeing the progress they have made in their academic and professional careers.
“I like teaching high school kids in particular as they get ready for life after high school. I want them to be great students. The kids email me and tell me what they are doing. It’s fun to see how they are doing. My favorite ones are the students who at first hated math but now say they see it as a necessary evil.”
Canceled: CCC&Y Board meeting for April 17 due to Board of Directors Retreat. Next meeting scheduled for May 15
The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s April 17th board meeting will be canceled due to a Board of Directors Retreat.
CCC&Y will hold its next monthly board meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 15 at the County Health and Community Services Building, 2625 N. King St., Ponderosa Room, Flagstaff.
ALL are welcome to attend and join in the discussion.
Send an email to email@example.com or call 928-679-7318 for more information.
Rich Krueger has been teaching at the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA) since 2011. He teaches a wide range of subjects including, Liberal Studies, Physics, Geology, Meteorology, Engineering, Astronomy, Outdoor Explorations, Sound Engineering and oversees two award winning Robotics teams.
Cassandra Roberts has been teaching for Willow Bend since 2009 and joined the full-time staff in 2011. Cassandra has taught elementary school in New Zealand and Japan and holds a B.Bus in Management and M.A. in Experiential Education. She is Willow Bend Environmental Education Center’s Education Director and lead science teacher.
Betsy Hamill is a dynamic teacher of African dance and world music here in Flagstaff, Arizona. Hamill’s background includes extensive musical training from Carnegie Mellon University, where her focus was on the French Horn, and the California institute of the Arts where she received a BFA in World Music with a focus on Ewe Drumming and Dance from Ghana. …
For the past 6 years Betsy Hamill has served as Co-Director at the Center for Indigenous Music along with her husband Chad. She also teaches multiple music and dance classes at the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA). She has established the FALA World Music Ensemble, the FALA Action Band (FAB) and a retro jazzy fun music group called Falunk. Her classes at FALA are so popular that there are waiting lists for students to get in.
Educator Highlight: Sheila White of Marshall Magnet Elementary School receives 2017 Viola Award for Excellence in Arts Education
Sheila White makes her impression on the Flagstaff music community as both an educator and a community musician. She is currently the general music, world drumming, and beginning band instructor at Marshall Magnet Elementary School (MMES). She also plays in the Flagstaff Community Band and works as the Orchestra Manager for Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra (FSO), as well as performing as a member of the clarinet section.
Ms. White’s impact on MMES students goes far beyond the music program. She is the creator of the 2016 Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program at MMES. This school-wide program was developed to define, implement, and evaluate a multi-tiered system of support which includes proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create a positive school environment. Additionally, her special education dual certification and dedication to parental involvement makes her an irreplaceable asset at MMES.