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…

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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.

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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.”

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Castle Dome principal in race for national award

By Amy Crawford, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/castle-dome-principal-in-race-for-national-award/article_5ea86f68-b5b1-11e5-bef7-876e6c24dd62.html
In her career, Castle Dome Middle School Principal Lori Sheffield says she has found teaching to be both art and science. Sheffield, who has been named one of 15 Rodel Exemplary Principal Finalists for 2016 across the state, would know. Her 17-year education career spans teacher, school counselor, assistant principal and principal; she now oversees about 875 middle school students at Castle Dome.

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Six NAU alumnae chosen as Rodel Exemplary Teachers

NAU News: http://news.nau.edu/six-nau-alumnae-chosen-as-rodel-exemplary-teachers/
The Rodel Foundation has announced its Exemplary Teachers, a coveted title awarded to just 15 Arizona educators, and six of the winners earned education-related degrees at NAU. The winners, called the state’s best teachers by the Rodel Foundation, will be tasked with mentoring high-potential student teachers, including NAU students.

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9 teachers in metro Phoenix named Rodel Exemplary Teachers

Arizona Republic: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/education/2015/11/30/9-teachers-metro-phoenix-named-rodel-exemplary-teachers/76242274/

Nine teachers in Maricopa County and six others statewide were named a Rodel Exemplary Teacher. The Scottsdale-based Rodel Foundation of Arizona annually selects extraordinary teachers and asks them to mentor high-potential student teachers. The teachers are selected based on their students’ achievement in high-needs schools, principal recommendations and observations by Rodel officials.

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