State Board of Education Decision

You may have seen headlines today about the repeal of the Common Core in Arizona; however, our friends at Expect More Arizona, an education advocacy group, have clarified what today’s State Board of Education vote means for our educators, students, and parents statewide. They shared the following statement with us and with their media contacts:…

AZ State Capitol

Rodel Principal Initiative Round Table with AZ Gov. Doug Ducey

Last Friday, representatives of Rodel’s Principal Initiative sat down with Gov. Doug Ducey and his Education Policy Advisor Dawn Wallace in a round table discussion of the challenges facing public education in Arizona. The Rodel Principal Initiative representatives included: Alicia Alvarez, 2015 Rodel Exemplary Principal, Principal of Alta Vista High School in Tucson Brett Bonner,…

YumaSun-News

3 Yuma educators named to Rodel cohort

By Sarah Womer, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/yuma-educators-named-to-rodel-cohort/article_b1cd6e56-f5df-11e4-803e-c3e8bdc1f3fb.html
Three Yuma women were recently named 2015 Rodel Aspiring Principals, along with 23 other educators from schools across the state. Cindy Hookstra, an assistant principal at Gary Knox Elementary School; Karen Burns, an instructional coach at Rancho Viejo Elementary School; and Roxy Harte, a teacher, instructional coach and AVID site coordinator at Yuma High School…

YumaSun-News

Yuma native receives teaching honor

By Sarah Womer, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/yuma-native-receives-teaching-honor/article_7be4a350-a4ee-11e4-a8b5-43278c44a54f.html
A Yuma-native teaching in Tucson was recently named one of 12 Rodel Exemplary Teachers in Arizona for 2015. While the Rodel Exemplary Teacher program does not currently serve the Yuma area, Rodel representatives shared that they are gearing up to get the program up and running in the local area for next year to ensure that Yuma teachers are also honored through the initiative…

News from the Arizona Daily Star

Alta Vista High principal named Rodel winner

By Alexis Huicochea, Arizona Daily Star: http://tucson.com/news/local/education/precollegiate/alta-vista-high-principal-named-rodel-winner/article_4755c593-734e-570c-91a8-ce6e26d66d96.html
When Alvarez wanted to come up with a set of business principles for the campus, she enlisted the staff, parents and students to help define the work the south-side charter school does day in and day out.

It is that dedication to collaboration that has helped Alvarez to develop a high-achieving campus in a high-needs community — work that has landed the longtime educator the honor of being named a 2015 Rodel Exemplary Principal…

News from the Arizona Daily Star

La Cima principal named Rodel winner

By Alexis Huicochea, Arizona Daily Star: http://tucson.com/news/local/la-cima-principal-named-rodel-winner/article_7eec236b-408a-58bc-8121-3d61afee1bbf.html
Sullivan’s efforts are now being recognized by the Rodel Foundation of Arizona, which named her a 2015 Rodel Exemplary Principal.

The award honors leaders who demonstrate the ability to inspire their staff to contribute to schoolwide success and the development of a high-needs campus that is high-achieving, safe, orderly and welcoming…

YumaSun-News

Yuma principal wins Rodel education honor

By Sarah Womer, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/yuma-principal-wins-rodel-education-honor/article_be557ec8-92f9-11e4-a5d8-5befda464528.html
A Yuma principal was recently chosen as a Rodel Exemplary Principal for 2015.

Mesquite Elementary School Principal Connie Jerpseth was named one of eight principals in the state to receive the honor from the Rodel Foundation of Arizona. She joins five other principals in Maricopa County and two in Tucson to receive the title.