Tag: Education-Spotlight

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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CHS Coconuts Head to National Robotics Competition, Again

| April 2, 2019
CHS Coconuts Head to National Robotics Competition, Again

Coconino High school’s robotics team, the Coconuts, traveled to California to receive an engineering inspiration award granted by NASA. The team won this award for motivating others in STEM education. Later this month the team will be traveling to Houston to compete with other robotics students from around the world.

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April 3 — STEM City nominations due for 7th annual STEM Awards

| April 1, 2019
April 3 — STEM City nominations due for 7th annual STEM Awards

STEM City is seeking nominations for the 7th annual STEM Awards. Nominations are due by April 3.The STEMmy’s is an annual award given out to organizations and people who are STEM leaders in our community.Please nominate a student, teacher, community leader and  business partner for the STEM Awards, aka The STEMmy’s!

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Maggie McCorkle’ of Sinagua Middle School

| March 19, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Maggie McCorkle’ of Sinagua Middle School

Teacher of the week, Maggie McCorkle, leads a classroom that is based on honesty and transparency to create a positive culture at Sinagua Middle School. She became a teacher so she could be there for people, by giving them knowledge or emotional support. She wants to create an environment where students are comfortable.

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More than 100 groups take part in 6th annual Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration

| March 12, 2019
More than 100 groups take part in 6th annual Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration

Thank you to everyone who attended the 6th Annual STEM Celebration. We had over 100 participating groups providing hands on examples of why Flagstaff, Arizona is America’s first STEM City. It was a fantastic opportunity for the group to come together and we are grateful for Arizona Public Service – APS, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., Altice USA, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff Arts Council, Flagstaff365.com, and STEM City Central for sponsoring this one of a kind event.

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FALA, Thomas Elementary teachers take top educator honors at 2019 Viola Awards

| March 5, 2019
FALA, Thomas Elementary teachers take top educator honors at 2019 Viola Awards

Rich Krueger of the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA) received the Excellence of Science Award during the 2019 Viola Awards, presented March 2 at the High Country Conference Center. Kathy Marron of Thomas Elementary School in Flagstaff received the Excellence in Arts Education Award. 

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Molly Joralmon’

| February 26, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Molly Joralmon’

Molly Joralmon, a special needs teacher at Sinagua Middle School, makes an efforts to encourage and inspire her students. Joralmon’s classroom includes a kitchen, where students can learn how to cook and create, as a part of the schools Living Skills program. Joralmon says that no matter what challenges a student has, they can always have the chance to learn. Carol Sharpe, Molly’s co-teacher, regards Molly as a good teacher as well as good friend.

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Kathy Marron’

| February 19, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Kathy Marron’

For our first Teacher of the Week this year, we profile Kathy Marron, an art teacher at Thomas Elementary. Marron tells us the key to a successful art class lies in the balance between creativity and organization. Her students say Marron’s enthusiasm also plays a big role.

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CocoNuts host AZ and NM Robotics Championship

| February 12, 2019
CocoNuts host AZ and NM Robotics Championship

The Coconino High School CocoNuts will host the Arizona and New Mexico FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Northern Arizona University Fieldhouse. The event will feature 48 FIRST Tech Challenge Teams that have advanced from one of 11 qualifying tournaments that took place from November through February. The top teams from this Championship will advance to the FIRST World Championship in Houston, TX April 17-20, 2019.

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