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Meet the 2013 Rodel Exemplary Teachers

The Rodel Foundation of Arizona is proud to announce that 13 outstanding Arizona educators have been named 2013 Rodel Exemplary Teachers. These teachers, representing the best in the state, will each be asked to mentor six high-potential student teachers. What sets the Rodel Teacher Initiative apart from typical student teaching programs is that mentor teachers…

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Rodel Announces 2013 Exemplary Teacher Finalists

The Rodel Foundation of Arizona has announced 25 finalists for the 2013 Rodel Exemplary Teacher Award. These teachers, representing the best of Arizona, were selected for their outstanding student achievement in high-need schools. The finalists are: Name Grade District School Name City Amanda Atteln Spangler Third Grade Cartwright Elementary Bret R. Tarver Elementary Phoenix Barbara…

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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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Exemplary Teacher Initiative Expands to Early Childhood

A new partnership with the Whiteman Foundation is leading to the expansion of the Rodel Exemplary Teacher Initiative to include recognition of early childhood teachers. The Rodel Foundation of Arizona will collaborate with First Things First to identify and evaluate candidates. “We’ve known that students are never too young to benefit from an outstanding teacher,…

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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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2012 Rodel Aspiring Principals Named

The Rodel Foundation of Arizona has named 30 educators from across Arizona to the 2012 class of Rodel Aspiring Principals. This month they will begin a two-year course of training, shadowing and mentorship with a Rodel Exemplary Principal as they prepare to become principals at high-need schools. Krista Adams Title I Facilitator Monte Vista Elementary…

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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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