Introducing the Arizona Education Progress Meter

After years of discussion among community leaders, educators and policy makers about how to improve education in Arizona, Expect More Arizona and the Center for the Future of Arizona have launched the Arizona Education Progress Meter to provide a roadmap for success. The Arizona Education Progress Meter represents key milestones on the path to improving…

News from ASU

Seven ASU alumni principals recognized for excellence by Rodel Foundation

ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College: https://education.asu.edu/resources/news/seven-alumni-principals-recognized-excellence-rodel-foundation
Congratulations to the four alumni who received 2016 Rodel Exemplary Principal Awards:
Shannon Bonnette (BAE,1991), Richard E. Miller School, Washington Elementary District;
Karie Burns (BAE, 2001 ), Surprise Elementary School, Dysart Unified District;
Bennett MacKinney (MEd, 2006; EdD, 2015), Echo Mountain Intermediate School, Paradise Valley Unified District;
Kate McDonald (MEd,1993), South Mountain High School, Phoenix Union High School District.

NAU-News

Arizona’s best school principals received NAU degrees

NAU News: http://news.nau.edu/arizonas-best-school-principals-received-nau-degrees/
The Rodel Foundation has named its exemplary principals and five of the eight winners received degrees from Northern Arizona University. Of the 16 finalists, 10 earned NAU degrees.

YumaSun-News

Castle Dome principal wins Rodel honor

By Amy Crawford, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/castle-dome-principal-wins-rodel-honor/article_59248890-b8ec-11e5-a229-c77b1e03c4be.html
Castle Dome Middle School Principal Lori Sheffield has been named a Rodel Exemplary Principal for 2016. “It’s exciting,” she said during an interview with the Yuma Sun. “I’m kind of a little star-struck because I know some of the other people who have been exemplary principals or have been nominated, and I think that’s a wow factor for me.”

News from the Arizona Daily Sun

Frank Garcia: Welcoming and patient

By Corina Vanek, Arizona Daily Sun: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/welcoming-and-patient/article_4fcd8fef-c16c-5e0e-b01c-f49b512b7774.html
Garcia, who attended South Beaver School, Flagstaff Middle School and Flagstaff High School, is one of two winners in Flagstaff of the Rodel Exemplary Principal honor. The award honors principals in high-need schools. As a winner, Garcia will be required to mentor aspiring principals…

News from the Arizona Daily Star

Principal’s collaborative nature helps win him award

By Alexis Huicochea, Arizona Daily Star: http://tucson.com/news/local/education/principal-s-collaborative-nature-helps-win-him-award/article_00eb6461-7726-5606-a33a-712037004288.html
It’s that mentality that has built a culture of collaboration, support and high academic achievement in a school where nearly all of the 500 students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch because of their family’s income. As much as Miller prefers to credit his team for that success, the Rodel Foundation of Arizona is recognizing him as a 2016 Exemplary Principal…

News from the Arizona Daily Sun

Stacie Zanzucchi: Approaching problems creatively

By Corina Vanek, Arizona Daily Sun: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/stacie-zanzucchi-approaching-problems-creatively/article_aa4fb9db-3220-5933-a05c-a9b1569b406e.html
Zanzucchi is one of two principals in Coconino County to be honored as a Rodel Foundation Exemplary Principal. The award honors principals in high-need communities. As a winner, Zanzucchi will be required to mentor aspiring principals…

News from the Arizona Daily Star

Three principals from area schools up for Rodel award

By Alexis Huicochea, Arizona Daily Star: http://tucson.com/news/local/education/three-principals-from-area-schools-up-for-rodel-award/article_c1d0fdc3-bf88-5a45-905e-2b834c6eb22c.html
Over the last several years, the leaders of three Tucson schools serving a high population of children in poverty have worked to buck the trend of low academic achievement in poor communities. As a result, Cholla High Magnet School Principal Frank Armenta, Homer Davis Elementary leader Chad Miller and Daniel Schulter of Dodge Traditional Magnet School have been named finalists for the 2016 Rodel Exemplary Principal Award…