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Education Spotlight: CCC alum sets sights on teaching in middle school

| July 9, 2019
Education Spotlight: CCC alum sets sights on teaching in middle school

Even though she graduated from CCC last year, April Winters returned to take classes in American Sign Language (ASL), which are not offered at Northern Arizona University.

“Since I’m going to be a teacher, I thought it might come in handy if I happen to have a student who’s deaf,” April said, adding that her boyfriend works with adults with disabilities at two different jobs and knows ASL.

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Education Spotlight: Indigenous Youth STEM Academy Awarded $5,600 Kahtoola for the People Grant

| July 2, 2019
Education Spotlight: Indigenous Youth STEM Academy Awarded $5,600 Kahtoola for the People Grant

On June 6th, 2019, Flagstaff Open Space was awarded a $5,600 grant through Kahtoola for the People. Grant funds will allow the Indigenous Youth STEM Academy (IYSA) to work with an additional educational partner beginning in fall 2019. Kahtoola is a local Flagstaff business committed to building quality winter traction gear. Kahtoola for the People grants 1% of Kahtoola’s annual sales to help fund projects that preserve and enrich indigenous cultures worldwide. Since 1999, over $200,000 has been awarded to programs that improve communities, healthcare, education, resources, and the environment.

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Coconino County seeking Peer Support Specialist: Opioid Crisis Response – Public Health District

| June 10, 2019
Coconino County seeking Peer Support Specialist: Opioid Crisis Response – Public Health District

Coconino County is seeking a Peer Support Specialist: Opioid Crisis Response – Public Health District.Coconino County is seeking a Peer Support Specialist: Opioid Crisis Response – Public Health District.

Under supervision assists adults with substance use disorder (SUD) to access needed treatment and services from a peer standpoint.

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(Page) Teachers Receive Patty Laubhan Award

| May 14, 2019
(Page) Teachers Receive Patty Laubhan Award

Lake View Elementary held its third annual Patty Laubhan Awards last Friday. The award is given annually at the end of each school year to one teacher and one para-professional who exemplify a high level of passion and dedication for their work.This year’s Patty Laubhan Award went to art teacher Elizabeth Richardi and to Judy Boston, a Kindergarten paraprofessional.Lake View Elementary started the Patty Laubhan Award three years ago as a way to honor one of its long-time teachers, Patty Laubhan taught Kindergarten at the school for many years.

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Expect More Arizona — It’s Teacher Appreciation Week (through May 10) – Let’s Think Outside the Box This Year

| May 7, 2019
Expect More Arizona — It’s Teacher Appreciation Week (through May 10) – Let’s Think Outside the Box This Year

Teacher Appreciation Week always falls during the first full week in May, which means this year it lands on May 6-10. While we likely all agree that every week is a good time to show our appreciation, we know many parents, schools and students use this time to make special gestures.

We started asking ourselves, do teachers need more coffee mugs or gift cards? What’s the most meaningful gesture the community can make? It’s hard to say, unless you’re a teacher yourself…So, we turned to a group of Arizona Educational Foundation Teachers of the Year and Ambassadors of Excellence to ask what they really want for Teacher Appreciation Week. Here’s what they had to say:

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Association for Supportive Child Care now accepting presenter applications for the 4th Annual Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium

| May 6, 2019
Association for Supportive Child Care now accepting presenter applications for the 4th Annual Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium

Calling all presenters!Do you provide valuable trainings that impact professionals working with young children?The Association for Supportive Child Care is now accepting presenter applications for the 4th Annual Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium that will occur on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week’ — Alexander Casady

| April 30, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week’ — Alexander Casady

Friends, Students and Collleagues of Alexander Casady say he’s a teacher who goes above and beyond in everything he does, both in and outside of the classroom.

The Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy teacher designs all his lessons and materials from scratch and teaches with the mindset that, if you are invested in the learning experience, the learning will come naturally. Students say his lessons make them truly care about what they are learning.

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Christine Sapio of Coconino High School

| April 16, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Christine Sapio of Coconino High School

Teacher of the week, Christine Sapio, expresses to her students that science is fun. To accomplish this she likes to change up the curriculum and have her students participate, which are key components. Sapio said, that if students don’t have that “Eureka” moment that they won’t have anything to relate to. 12th grader, Kaleb Herrelko, said that he can always count on her to be energetic about what subject she is teaching.

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Michelle Weidinger’ of Cromer Elementary School

| April 9, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Michelle Weidinger’ of Cromer Elementary School

This week NAZ Today salutes Cromer Elementary’s Michelle Weidinger, who says collaboration is a key to student success. She works with each class to shape the curriculum to focus on what students want to learn.

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Registration deadline approaching for Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence 2019 Professional Development Workshops

| April 8, 2019
Registration deadline approaching for Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence  2019 Professional Development Workshops

Last few sessions before your summer break. Sign up to join us next week!

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