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:…

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Think Training Doesn’t Help Teachers? Think Again!

by Jackie Norton, President & CEO of the Rodel Foundation of Arizona Dismal reports on the state of our education system are nothing new. A recent story, however, set off alarm bells not only in the education media but also hit the Wall Street Journal. The findings in the report by TNTP, formerly the New…

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2013 Rodel Graduate to Participate in National Program

2013 Rodel Graduate Callista Kukawski was selected to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Institute! NEWS from the LIBRARY of CONGRESS Local Educator to Participate in National Program Callista Kukawski, an educator at Fee’s College Preparatory School in Tempe, has been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants…

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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,…

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NAU alumni and students recognized by Rodel Foundation

NAU News: http://news.nau.edu/nau-alumni-and-students-recognized-by-rodel-foundation/
Making up nearly half of the awards presented, NAU alumni and students have dominated the Rodel Foundation’s Aspiring Principal and Promising Student Teacher awards. The Rodel Foundation is an organization committed to improving Arizona’s education by honoring…

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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…

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Rodel Teacher Initiative Featured in GCU Today

We’re very proud of the work featured in this article about the Grand Canyon University College of Education partnership with Rodel. It’s a nice inside look at how Rodel Exemplary Teachers mentor Rodel Promising Student Teachers as they prep to lead their own classrooms, and the importance of mentorship for early-career teachers.

 

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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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