Tag: Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy

Early Childhood Education returns to CCC. See more local education news here

| August 6, 2019
Early Childhood Education returns to CCC. See more local education news here

Due to one-time state funding, the Early Childhood Education program has returned to the Coconino Community College academic catalog after a nearly 10-year hiatus.

About 20 students can enroll in the program that begins late next month. The courses will be given in-person at the Lone Tree Campus, as well as livestreamed so that students can attend classes at the Fourth Street campus or in Page.

The college will also be bringing on a new full-time instructor specifically for this program.

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Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy graduate now pro backup dancer. See more local education news here

| June 18, 2019
Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy graduate now pro backup dancer. See more local education news here

Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy graduate Darrion Gallegos, 26, is currently dancing his way through the east coast on Ariana Grande’s “Sweetener” tour.

Gallegos said working as a backup dancer for “Ari,” as he affectionately calls the pop star, is a dream come true.

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Flagstaff dance students raise money for teacher’s hometown

| December 27, 2018
Flagstaff dance students raise money for teacher’s hometown

Throughout December, Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy students have been raising funds to help victims of the Paradise, California wildfire – including dance instructor Cori Wall Mee’s family – rebuild their beloved town.

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FALA finances stabilized; new focus on improving C grade. See more education news here

| June 20, 2018
FALA finances stabilized; new focus on improving C grade. See more education news here

Eli Cohen, the new executive director at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, is hoping for a bigger, bolder future for the school.

“I think we’ve been kind of treading water for a few years and now we’re finally able to plan for the future,” he said. “It doesn’t have to happen all in one year. We’ve got a strategic plan for one, three and five years into the future.”

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NPA superintendent retires with main goals achieved. See more education news here

| June 5, 2018
NPA superintendent retires with main goals achieved. See more education news here

After 12 years of guiding the growth of Northland Preparatory Academy, Superintendent Bob Lombardi is stepping down.

Lombardi said he’s enjoyed the years he’s spent at NPA helping the campus, the students and the staff grow from about 360 students in 2006 to 640 students today. The school has a 99 percent graduation rate with the majority of its graduates heading to college.

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Flagstaff Arts and Leadership seniors take the arts to a new level. See more education news here

| May 30, 2018
Flagstaff Arts and Leadership seniors take the arts to a new level. See more education news here

Two Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy seniors are following their hearts for the arts after high school.

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Flagstaff Arts and Leadership boardmember takes on role of interim executive director. See more education stories here

| April 4, 2018
Flagstaff Arts and Leadership boardmember takes on role of interim executive director. See more education stories here

A member of the governing board at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy will step down in order to fill the position of interim executive director at the school.

According to an email from the FALA Board of Directors, the board chose Eli Cohen to fill the position after interviewing four candidates on March 28. The motion to appoint him passed unanimously and Cohen was accepted.

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Flagstaff Unified School Board opposes guns in schools. See more education stories here

| March 14, 2018
Flagstaff Unified School Board opposes guns in schools. See more education stories here

The Flagstaff Unified School District Board and superintendent have come out against the idea of arming teachers or staff with guns in a letter to parents earlier this month.

Arizona Revised Statutes currently do not allow guns to be carried on the grounds of public schools or universities unless the person is a law enforcement officer. Although several legislators have proposed several bills since 2008 that would allow guns to be carried on campus, all of those bills have failed.

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FALA unrolling fundraising plan to keep school on track. See more education stories here

| February 14, 2018
FALA unrolling fundraising plan to keep school on track. See more education stories here

Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy is enlisting the help of students, staff and parent volunteers to make a fundraising plan that will hopefully smooth out the school’s finances.

The academy finances have always been relatively cyclical because they depend on the number of students enrolled in the school, but recently a number of financial problems have come to a head, leaving the school facing the possibility of a shortfall of about $160,000 at the end of June, said FALA Executive Director Larry Wallen.

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Peter and Wendy

| February 9, 2018
Peter and Wendy

Your happiest thoughts on stage. Hot Cocoa. Pajamas.

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