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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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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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Tisha Cake: Bringing collaboration to math

By Corina Vanek, Arizona Daily Sun: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/tisha-cake-bringing-collaboration-to-math/article_0134c9b0-80dd-5a7b-95d0-43b35bf91d14.html
Cake, a sixth grade math teacher at Sinagua Middle School, is one of two Flagstaff winners of the Rodel Exemplary Teacher honor, which honors teachers in high need schools. Teachers are nominated by their principals and are interviewed and chosen by the Rodel Foundation. As a winner, Cake will be expected to mentor three college students and will be awarded $2,500…

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Sarah Hendricks: Teaching as an example

By Corina Vanek, Arizona Daily Sun: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/sarah-hendricks-teaching-as-an-example/article_0f4b5bc1-7c91-5ff6-8147-d188724b59fc.html
Sarah Hendricks decided to turn to teaching after years of working in customer service, when she wanted to set a better example for her own children. Hendricks, a kindergarten teacher at Thomas Elementary School, was one of three Flagstaff nominees for the Rodel Exemplary Teacher honor, which honors teachers in high need schools. Teachers are nominated by their principals and are interviewed and chosen by the Rodel Foundation…

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Jillian Hernandez: A teacher is part of a student’s well-being

By Corina Vanek, Arizona Daily Sun: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/jillian-hernandez-a-teacher-is-part-of-a-student-s/article_25be46e4-5300-5a24-ae48-a62d70a2f5ff.html
Hernandez, a fifth grade teacher at Killip Elementary School, is one of two Flagstaff winners of the Rodel Exemplary Teacher honor, which honors teachers in high need schools. Teachers are nominated by their principals and are interviewed and chosen by the Rodel Foundation. As a winner, Hernandez will be expected to mentor three college students and will be awarded $2,500…

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Rodel finalist Carrie Jenkins: Bringing science to life

By Michelle McManimon, Arizona Daily Sun: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/education/rodel-finalist-carrie-jenkins-bringing-science-to-life/article_e1a4e893-78d8-503f-813f-acd214437711.html
Jenkins has 19 years in education, including two years as a sixth-grade teacher, 13 years as a middle school science teacher and two years as a middle school teacher for English language learners. This year, the Rodel Foundation of Arizona named her a finalist for its annual Exemplary Teacher Award…

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Katrina Collins: Making learning fun

By Michelle McManimon, Arizona Daily Sun: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/education/katrina-collins-making-learning-fun/article_3646adff-6384-5ec0-8c5a-dfad9f549db8.html
Collins has 12 years of experience in education, including four years as a preschool teacher and eight years as a first-grade teacher at Kinsey. Her bright smile and enthusiasm were part of the reason Collins was selected this year as one of Rodel’s Exemplary Teachers…

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Rebecca Cardon: Creating a safe space

By Michelle McManimon, Arizona Daily Sun: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/education/rebecca-cardon-creating-a-safe-space/article_815b4eab-1a95-5995-b2dd-aaf549733cae.html
Cardon is one of the 2015 Rodel Exemplary Teachers. She has been in education for 30 years, including 27 years as a third-grade teacher at Cromer…

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Exemplary Flagstaff teachers honored

By Michelle McManimon, Arizona Daily Sun: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/education/exemplary-flagstaff-teachers-honored/article_be9cb674-670a-5dbe-809c-0134053e1849.html
Three Flagstaff teachers are being recognized for excellence in the classroom.
Since 2003, the Rodel Foundation of Arizona has asked principals and superintendents to nominate extraordinary teachers from schools with high numbers of students from low-income families. This year, two Flagstaff Unified School District teachers were among the 12 Arizona educators selected as Rodel Exemplary Teachers. A third FUSD teacher was named as a finalist…

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Going global, teaching local: Rodel Finalist Jillian Worssam links her students to scientists worldwide

By Michelle McManimon, Arizona Daily Sun: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/education/going-global-teaching-local-rodel-finalist-jillian-worssam-links-her/article_aab73f56-5cad-11e3-97e0-001a4bcf887a.html
Worssam was one of three Flagstaff middle school teachers singled out by the Rodel Foundation of Arizona. She was named a finalist for the Rodel Exemplary Teacher award and will receive a $500 prize. The Rodel Foundation named 11 other teachers as Rodel Exemplary Teachers for 2014, including two from Flagstaff…

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Rodel teacher: Exemplary in every way

By Michelle McManimon, Arizona Daily Sun: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/education/rodel-teacher-exemplary-in-every-way/article_da166a84-5a54-11e3-967c-0019bb2963f4.html
Paley said Hull “personifies” the Rodel Foundation’s vision. Hull is not only a winner of Rodel’s Exemplary Teacher Award. In 2009, he participated in the Rodel program as a student teacher under Rodel Exemplary Teacher Kamalene Nelson of Thomas Elementary School…

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Veronica Villegas empowering students

By Michelle McManimon, Arizona Daily Sun: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/education/veronica-villegas-empowering-students/article_24c09a2a-5bde-11e3-9f0f-001a4bcf887a.html
Villegas is one of three local middle school teachers being honored by the Rodel Foundation of Arizona. Rodel decided to focus on elementary and middle school teachers this year. Out of 40 semifinalists, 11 were named this past week as Rodel Exemplary Teachers for 2014. Two winners and one finalist were selected from Flagstaff…