Tag: Flagstaff Unified School District

Education Spotlight — FUSD Honors Hispanic Heritage Month. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — FUSD Honors Hispanic Heritage Month. See more local, state and national education news here

| September 20, 2022

The Flagstaff Unified School District is honored to join citizens throughout the country in recognizing September 15 – October 15, 2022 as National Hispanic Heritage Month to highlight the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. This month is observed to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors come from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, Central America, and South America. This year’s theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. Please enjoy this performance from Ballet Folklórico de Colores of Flagstaff.

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Education Spotlight — Nomination Deadline is Sept. 15 for Coconino County Teacher of the Year Awards. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Nomination Deadline is Sept. 15 for Coconino County Teacher of the Year Awards. See more local, state and national education news here

| September 13, 2022

The Superintendent of Schools is requesting nominations for the 10th Annual Teacher of the Year, Fifth Annual Rookie Teacher of the Year, and Second Annual Lifetime Achievement Award. The deadline to nominate a worthy teacher is Sept. 15, 2022.

The awards are a distinguished countywide event created to celebrate, honor, and recognize full-time teachers from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. Nominating a teacher recognizes them for their hard-work and efforts throughout the academic year.

Nominations are required for consideration for all three award categories. If nominated, teachers submit a detailed essay application with letters of support. A panel of five judges will score the applications using a rubric and discussion to determine the top six candidates in each category. The top six candidates will then be interviewed. Judges will score the interviews with another rubric to determine the three finalists in each category.

To nominate a candidate for any of the three awards, please submit a completed Coconino County Nomination Form. Forms are available at the County Superintendent of Schools’ website by visiting https://coconino.az.gov/1863/Celebrate

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Education Spotlight — Variety of educational amenities unveiled during renaming of ‘Elizabeth ‘Liz’ C. Archuleta County Park.’ See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Variety of educational amenities unveiled during renaming of ‘Elizabeth ‘Liz’ C. Archuleta County Park.’ See more local, state and national education news here

| August 23, 2022

Local residents had the opportunity to explore the new amenities by the Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, take part in a book signing of “Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match,” by local author Monica Brown and view a new mural depicting the region’s history during a ceremony to rename the former Sawmill Multicultural Art and Nature County Park to the “Elizabeth ‘Liz’ C. Archuleta County Park” in honor former District Supervisor Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Archuleta.

Sheltered from the often heavy monsoon rains under a large canopy, a crowd of more than 150 well-wishers gathered on Aug. 13 to hear speeches from members of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors, local officials, friends, and most movingly family members of Archuleta.

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Education Spotlight —  CCC’s first Summer Bridge program achieves goals. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — CCC’s first Summer Bridge program achieves goals. See more local, state and national education news here

| August 16, 2022

Nevaeh Talkalai, gaze strong, spoke to her peers so that they might get to know her and she them.

“I’m urban Native,” she said. “I took pride in being Navajo after a racism event and created an anti-racism coalition. I was born in Fort Defiance and lived mostly in Window Rock growing up.”

She recently graduated from Northland Preparatory Academy in Flagstaff and plans on attending university in Michigan. Her goal: To be an advocate and a counselor for Native Americans.

Talkalai was among more than 40 students participating Coconino Community College’s inaugural Summer Bridge program, created as part a larger program devoted to “Strengthening Indigenous Student Success.” The purpose of the SISS program is to improve the success of Native American students attending CCC.

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Education Spotlight — Page Unified School District’s 2022 Teacher and Staff Recognition Awards. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Page Unified School District’s 2022 Teacher and Staff Recognition Awards. See more local, state and national education news here

| August 9, 2022

By the Page Unified School District The Page Unified School District recently held its 2022 Teacher and Staff Recognition Awards ceremony. Click here to see photos of the honorees.       Please see other local education news: Arizona Daily Sun — FHS junior headed to Germany as part of international exhange program Arizona Daily Sun — Flood […]

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Education Spotlight — Interim president selected for CCC. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Interim president selected for CCC. See more local, state and national education news here

| August 2, 2022

The District Governing Board for Coconino Community College has selected Dr. Christal M. Albrecht to serve as Interim President while the search for a permanent president is underway.

Dr. Albrecht and her husband are in the process of establishing a temporary residence in Flagstaff and will be on campus in the next two weeks. Dr. Albrecht is recently retired after serving seven years as the president of Alvin Community College in Alvin, Texas.

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Education Spotlight — Flagstaff Chamber Foundation supports scholarships at CCC. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Flagstaff Chamber Foundation supports scholarships at CCC. See more local, state and national education news here

| July 26, 2022

Coconino Community College student Grace Abell works at a preschool in Flagstaff, and her goal is to become an elementary school teacher.

“It’s never really been a question,” Abell said. “It’s all I’ve ever really wanted to do.”

She said she remembers turning 5 years old and bringing her younger sister into the picture.

“Ever since she could sit up, I made her my student,” she said and laughed. “I’ve always had the desire to be a teacher of children.”

Abell is making that goal a reality with the help of scholarships she has received from the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Foundation in collaboration with the Helios Education Foundation. In the last two years, the Chamber/Helios partnership has awarded $13,500 in scholarships to CCC students.

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Education Spotlight — FUSD to hold Summer Job Fair and Hiring Event on July 23. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — FUSD to hold Summer Job Fair and Hiring Event on July 23. See more local, state and national education news here

| July 12, 2022

Are you looking for a new and rewarding career in education? Join us for our Summer 2022 Job Fair and Hiring Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Mount Elden Middle School!

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Education Spotlight — First Things First: Delton Francis is the Navajo Nation Region Champion. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — First Things First: Delton Francis is the Navajo Nation Region Champion. See more local, state and national education news here

| July 5, 2022

Recent Coconino High School graduate, Oscar Landa Samano, finished third place in the 2022 Poetry Out Loud National Championship earlier this month and he received $5,000 as his prize. … In March, Samano placed in the top three in the statewide competition which allowed him to advance to the national  finals which was held virtually.

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Education Spotlight — Anderson hired as permanent superintendent at PUSD. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Anderson hired as permanent superintendent at PUSD. See more local, state and national education news here

| June 28, 2022

At its May regular meeting, Page Unified School District’s Governing Board voted unanimously to make Dr. Bryce Anderson PUSD’s permanent superintendent. The position will become official on July 1, when the district begins the 2022-23 school year.    

Anderson brings three decades of teaching and school administration experience to the position. Anderson most recently served as superintendent for Kayenta Unified School District, a position he held for four years.

He has a Doctor of Education in educational administration and supervision from Arizona State University, a Master of Arts in educational leadership from the University of North Dakota, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Minnesota State University. 

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