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Education Spotlight — FUSD Newsletter – October 2022. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — FUSD Newsletter – October 2022. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 31, 2022

Flagstaff High School students had a great opportunity to sharpen their financial literacy skills during a Financial Fitness in Action (FFA)event conducted by the Arizona Council of Economic Education (ACEE)on October 11,2022.

Danielle Bonfig, a 12th-grade teacher at Flagstaff High School who teaches social studies, specifically economics, government, and AP microeconomics, explained that the event is simply a real-life simulation of trying to see if you can budget a salary. Students learned about the cost of a monthly budget to fulfill the wants and needs of a family. They also learned about housing, medical insurance, auto insurance, the cost of groceries, and so much more.

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Education Spotlight — Dr. Eric Heiser selected as sixth CCC President. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Dr. Eric Heiser selected as sixth CCC President. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 25, 2022

 The Coconino Community College District Governing Board announced during an Oct. 19 meeting that Dr. Eric Heiser will be the next president of the college.

“After a national search with more than 50 applicants, the District Governing Board is excited to announce the selection of Dr. Heiser as Coconino Community College’s next president,” said Dr. Nat White, chair of the Board. “The college is positioned through the past leadership of Dr. Colleen Smith and community support through the passage of the tax reset, to leap forward in serving the residents of Coconino County – from workforce training and associate degrees to pathways to baccalaureates.”

White added that Dr. Heiser brings successful urban and rural college and national experience that matches well with CCC’s vision and mission and the needs of Coconino County’s residents and businesses.

“I’m incredibly humbled and honored to be selected as the sixth president of Coconino Community College,” Dr. Heiser said. “I’m excited about the bright future ahead for CCC and look forward to working with the wonderful faculty and staff to meet the needs of students in Coconino County.”

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Education Spotlight — Coconino County Education Service Agency Hosts Crisis Intervention Workshop for County Schools Oct. 12-14. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Coconino County Education Service Agency Hosts Crisis Intervention Workshop for County Schools Oct. 12-14. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 18, 2022

The Coconino County Education Service Agency (CCESA) joined community partners and county schools to form a Coconino County School Incident Response Team.   

CCESA, Yavapai Education Service Agency, Arizona Department of Education, and county schools met October 12 – 14, 2022, to engage in crisis prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery to traumatic events at Coconino County schools. Team members also received training in a Crisis Intervention Curriculum that addressed crisis prevention and intervention at schools.

“This program is a school safety and crisis preparedness curriculum developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP),” stated Coconino County Superintendent Cheryl Mango-Paget. “This evidence-based training provided school personnel with comprehensive training on how to establish and serve on school safety and crisis response teams. The training provided to schools reinforces improved school climate, student behavior and academic functioning, student resilience, and school staff crisis response capabilities.”

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Education Spotlight — FUSD Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — FUSD Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 11, 2022

By the Flagstaff Unified School District The Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) recognizes and celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which is designated as the second Monday of October. FUSD encourages all preschools, K-12 schools, parents, and educational organizations to recognize and publicize Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and will further support school district events to promote understanding and […]

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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 — 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 — 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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