Tag: Thomas Elementary

Education Spotlight: 20 under 40: Jordan Morales (of Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School). See more local education news here

| November 25, 2019
Education Spotlight: 20 under 40: Jordan Morales (of Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School). See more local education news here

During her first two years as a teacher, Jordan Morales has learned a lot: How to break through a struggling student’s shell, how to encourage parent involvement, how to advocate for minorities in her classroom.

But it all started during her student teaching assignment at Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School where she worked with a class of first graders under the supervision of Katrina Collins-Hernandez.

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Education Spotlight: Board taps Navajo Nation educator for County Superintendent of Schools. See more local education news here

| November 11, 2019
Education Spotlight: Board taps Navajo Nation educator for County Superintendent of Schools. See more local education news here

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors selected Dr. Tommy Lewis as the new Superintendent of Schools. The Board confirmed the appointment during the regular Board meeting on Nov. 5 and Dr. Lewis will begin his service on Nov. 18.

Dr. Lewis replaces Dr. Risha VanderWey, who began serving as the Tuba City School District Superintendent in August. Dr. Lewis’ term runs until Dec. 31, 2020. A primary and general election will be held in 2020 for a new term beginning in 2021.

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Southwest Native-American Foundation scholarship applications due May 1. See more local education news here

| April 23, 2019
Southwest Native-American Foundation scholarship applications due May 1. See more local education news here

Applications for the Southwest Native-American Foundation’s scholarships are due by May 1 to the foundation’s headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.

The foundation, a donor-funded nonprofit, offers scholarship to outstanding Native American high school and college students in the Southwest. Previously, it has awarded scholarship funds to future students of Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona, Grand Canyon University and Coconino College, among others.

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FUSD finalizing plans for prop funding. See more education news here

| November 20, 2018
FUSD finalizing plans for prop funding. See more education news here

With last week’s approval of Propositions 423 and 424, providing a $75 million bond and 15 percent property tax renewal, Flagstaff Unified School District will prioritize its plans before moving forward with the projects authorized by this newfound funding.

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Stacie Zanzucchi (CHS), Frank Garcia (Thomas Elementary) named finalists in Rodel’s search for 2016 Exemplary Principals

| December 16, 2015
Stacie Zanzucchi (CHS), Frank Garcia (Thomas Elementary) named finalists in Rodel’s search for 2016 Exemplary Principals

Stacie Zanzucchi (Coconino HS) and Frank Garcia (Thomas Elementary) are finalists in Rodel’s search for 2016 Exemplary Principals, the Rodel Foundation of Arizona reported.

The training program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to help Arizona students succeed beyond high school. …

The 2016 cohort of Rodel Exemplary Principals will be announced on January 10, 2016.

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NPA students spark cereal box change. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| October 7, 2015
NPA students spark cereal box change. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

When a student brought in a cereal box with a graphic explaining the cause of seasons, a Northland Preparatory Academy seventh grade teacher knew something was not right, and set out to change it.

“It’s a common misconception that seasons are caused when the Earth is closer to the sun, but that isn’t true,” teacher Susan Brown said. “On the cereal box, it is implying that distance causes seasons.”

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