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West Valley Educators Do Us Proud with Achievements

Talented West Valley educators continue to earn statewide recognition for their achievements at area schools. In November, Amanda McAdams, a 10th-grade English teacher at Apollo High School in Glendale, was named 2011 Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Educational Foundation. And this week, seven principals with West Valley ties were among 14 educators named…

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The Rodel Foundation of Arizona Named as Partner in 100Kin10

The Rodel Foundation of Arizona has been accepted as a partner by 100Kin10, a multi-sector network fueling the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers by providing America’s classrooms with 100,000 excellent science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021. “We are honored to join a national network of organizations who are committed to giving…

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Spring 2015 Rodel Promising Student Teachers Named

The Rodel Foundation of Arizona is pleased to announce the latest class of Rodel Promising Student Teachers (RPSTs) from Arizona colleges of education. These 20 high-potential students will be mentored by Rodel Exemplary Teachers as they begin their student teaching experience during the spring 2015 semester. Name College or University Vangie Briceno Arizona State University…

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Spring 2013 Rodel Promising Student Teachers Named

The Rodel Foundation of Arizona is pleased to announce the latest class of Rodel Promising Student Teachers (RPSTs). These 28 high-potential education students will complete their school’s student teaching requirement with a Rodel Exemplary Teacher during the spring 2013 semester. Name University Rebekah Acosta University of Arizona Woyengipriye Akinyoyenu Grand Canyon University Yemil Andrade University…

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Rodel Welcomes Mike Henderson as Director of Initiatives

The Rodel Foundation of Arizona is pleased to announce that Mike Henderson is joining our team as Director of Initiatives. Most recently, Mike was the Director of Federal Programs & Instructional Technology for the Chandler Unified School District. Prior to that, he served as principal at Galveston Elementary School in the Chandler Unified District where…

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Rodel Partners with Freeport-McMoRan to Deliver Math 20/20 to Rural Arizona

Rodel has been awarded one of the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation’s Math Professional Development Initiative grants, bringing Math 20/20 to seven rural Arizona school districts. Each of the districts will receive grade-level-wide professional development in mathematics for their teachers and school leaders starting in the 2015-16 school year and continuing through the 2017-18 school year.

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Rodel MAC-Ro Schools Show Improved AIMS Scores

A recent study found that schools participating in the Rodel Foundation of Arizona’s MAC-Ro Math Initiative during the 2011-12 school year achieved higher AIMS pass rates when compared to demographically similar schools across the state. This is encouraging news for MAC-Ro, reinforcing the initiative’s goal of closing the achievement gap as the program moves to…

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Rodel Launches MAC-Ro for Arizona’s Common Core Standards

The Rodel Foundation of Arizona’s MAC-Ro Math Initiative is now aligned to Arizona’s Common Core Standards for Mathematics. Arizona’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards is a major step toward helping students gain the academic knowledge and skills they need to be successful in college, career and life. “These standards have the potential to…

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