Tag: Coconino Community College

Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Melinda McKinney. See more local education news here

| February 10, 2020
Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Melinda McKinney. See more local education news here

Melinda McKinney is highly involved with STEM initiatives in Flagstaff. As an instructor of Biology, Physics and Mathematics at Coconino Community College she inspires students through her courses and lectures. Outside of the classroom she organizes camps, workshops, and activities that promote science and enhance public knowledge on a variety of topics. Melinda is on the board of the Flagstaff Festival of Science as a primary organizer for Coconino Community College’s involvement in workshops.

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Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Kayley Quick. See more local education news here

| February 4, 2020
Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Kayley Quick. See more local education news here

Kayley Quick is an exceptional and inspirational educator who teaches Graphic Design at Flagstaff High School. In addition to being an integral part of the art and performance scene for many years, she has been highly successful in helping her students achieve personal and public success in their studies, careers, public contributions and community connections.

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Education Spotlight: STEM Night 2020 in need of partners and sponsors. See more local education news here

| January 7, 2020
Education Spotlight: STEM Night 2020 in need of partners and sponsors. See more local education news here

STEM City, a nonprofit that seeks to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to the Flagstaff community, is seeking partners and sponsors for its Flagstaff Community STEM Night at the NAU Skydome on March 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The free event, which had more than 2,000 participants last year, encourages children and their families to experience and think about STEM in new ways.

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Education Spotlight: W.F. Killip Elementary Earns STEM Provider Certification. See more local education news here

| December 16, 2019
Education Spotlight: W.F. Killip Elementary Earns STEM Provider Certification. See more local education news here

The school-improvement, assessment, and certification organization Cognia™, a nonprofit organization, recognizes W.F. Killip Elementary School with Cognia™ STEM Provider Certification.

“The certification is designed to differentiate organizations that simply put a STEM stamp on their materials and marketing and those that have products and services that meet high standards,” says Dr. Mark A. Elgart, president and CEO of Cognia. The certification process, Dr. Elgart notes, involves several stages of rigorous internal, external, and on-site review and assessment of performance against standards focused on contributions to the STEM pipeline, STEM learning, connections to real-world applications and community, and program efficacy.

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Education Spotlight: Attracting students to policing, emergency services. See more local education news here

| December 2, 2019
Education Spotlight: Attracting students to policing, emergency services. See more local education news here

The high school students listened intently to the 9-1-1 call. The woman told the dispatcher that her baby wasn’t breathing. The dispatcher, calmly, walked the mother through the steps of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation until emergency crews could arrive.

“We are all super passionate about what we do,” said Katie Brandis, Communications Manager at the Law Enforcement Administrative Facility in Flagstaff. And, even though the work is stressful, she added, it is also very rewarding and dispatchers often make a difference between life and death.

Twelve students from area high schools spent the day on Nov. 14 at the Law Enforcement Administrative Facility learning about the careers in policing and emergency services available in Flagstaff and in the county. The event, the second installment of a two-day series, was organized by the Coconino County Arizona @ Work Business Service team, of which Coconino Community College is a member.

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Education Spotlight: Teacher of the Week Cole Habay. See more local education news here

| October 28, 2019
Education Spotlight: Teacher of the Week Cole Habay. See more local education news here

Cole Habay, a Flagstaff Junior Academy teacher, was named NAZ Today Teacher of the Week.

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Education Spotlight: 2020 Coconino County Teacher of the Year nominations open. See more local education news here

| October 14, 2019
Education Spotlight: 2020 Coconino County Teacher of the Year nominations open. See more local education news here

The eighth annual Coconino County 2020 Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Award nominations are open.

The awards are a countywide celebration that honors and recognizes full- time teachers. 

The Coconino County Education Service Agency invites the public to nominate outstanding teachers in Coconino County. Nomination forms can be found on the Superintendent’s website at www.coconino.az.gov/celebrate. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 5. 

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Education Spotlight: Blues Festival Donates to FALA. See more local education news here

| September 9, 2019
Education Spotlight: Blues Festival Donates to FALA. See more local education news here

The Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival not only doubled the fun this year, it also doubled its generosity. The June weekend event brought in more than 7,000 patrons in two days and raised $20,000 for the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy.

Last year, festival organizer Peak Events donated $10,000 from the proceeds to FALA. With an added day this year, the Flagstaff company was able to give twice that amount, which will go toward funding the non-profit charter school’s art and music programs.

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Education Spotlight: FACTS Lights On Family Festival to be held Sept. 7 in Flagstaff. See more local education news here

| September 2, 2019
Education Spotlight: FACTS Lights On Family Festival to be held Sept. 7 in Flagstaff. See more local education news here

FACTS is holding their annual Lights On Festival this Saturday, September 7th, at Bushmaster Park. Lights On Festival is a free celebration to recognize the importance of after-school programs. There will be games, prizes, food, and more! Make sure to come out this Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM to support everything that FACTS and other Out-of-School Time programs do for our students, families, and community!

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Education Spotlight: FUSD AzMERIT scores released alongside new analysis program. See more local education news here

| August 26, 2019
Education Spotlight: FUSD AzMERIT scores released alongside new analysis program. See more local education news here

As standardized testing scores from the last school year are released, Flagstaff Unified School District is launching a new tool to help its staff use the data more effectively.

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