YumaSun-News

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.”

YumaSun-News

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.

YumaSun-News

Alice Byrne’s Reagle one of 15 Rodel teacher winners

By Sarah Womer, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/alice-byrne-s-reagle-one-of-rodel-teacher-winners/article_5c85f15c-958a-11e5-9124-0b57cd795f56.html
Anna Reagle was recently chosen as one of 15 Rodel Exemplary Teachers in Arizona for 2016. A fifth-grade teacher at Alice Byrne Elementary School, Reagle was named a winner from a group of 24 finalists, which were narrowed down from an even larger group of 42 semifinalists…

YumaSun-News

Crane teacher named Rodel finalist

By Sarah Womer, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/crane-teacher-named-rodel-finalist/article_6b06405e-949c-11e5-be75-c795498fedcd.html
A teacher at Crane Middle School was recently named a Rodel Exemplary Teacher finalist. Middle school math teacher Josh Topp was one of three Yuma instructors to make it to the finalist round of Rodel Foundation of Arizona’s teacher recognition program…

YumaSun-News

Mesquite Elementary teacher named Rodel finalist

By Sarah Womer, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/mesquite-elementary-teacher-named-rodel-finalist/article_156774d6-93a9-11e5-809b-637437efd51f.html
A teacher at Mesquite Elementary School was recently named a Rodel Exemplary Teacher finalist. Fourth- through sixth-grade math teacher Jenny Kaste was one of three Yuma instructors to make it to the finalist round of Rodel Foundation of Arizona’s teacher recognition program…

YumaSun-News

Alice Byrne teacher a Rodel finalist

By Sarah Womer, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/alice-byrne-teacher-a-rodel-finalist/article_04bf0ef0-9336-11e5-bc35-432887df9f00.html
A teacher at Alice Byrne Elementary School was recently named a Rodel Exemplary Teacher finalist. Fifth-grade teacher Anna Reagle was one of three Yuma instructors to make it to the finalist round of Rodel Foundation of Arizona’s teacher recognition program.

YumaSun-News

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…

YumaSun-News

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…

YumaSun-News

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.

YumaSun-News

Two Yuma principals semifinalists for statewide award

By Sarah Womer, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/two-yuma-principals-semifinalists-for-statewide-award/article_0c1ccf04-7c47-11e4-a9f5-f7e986d4a9d3.html
Two principals from the Crane Elementary School District were recently named semifinalists in the search for the 2015 Rodel Exemplary Principals.

Mesquite Elementary School principal Connie Jerpseth and Crane Middle School principal Kari Neumann were the only two semifinalists from Yuma to be selected based on their recommendations and student performance data.

YumaSun-News

Crane’s Doering named Exemplary Principal

By Sarah Womer, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/crane-s-doering-named-exemplary-principal/article_c4b01124-7a4b-11e3-aaa0-0019bb30f31a.html
The Rodel Foundation of Arizona announced today that Crane Middle School Principal Laurie Doering was one of seven school leaders named Exemplary Principals across the state.

As part of the 2014 Rodel Exemplary Principal Initiative, Doering was one of 13 finalists, narrowed down from 22 semifinalists. She joins five other principals in Maricopa County and one in Casa Grande to receive the title.

YumaSun-News

2 Yuma principals finalists in program

By Sarah Womer, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/yuma-principals-finalists-in-program/article_2430187c-7689-11e3-9ff5-001a4bcf6878.html
Two principals in Yuma were recently named finalists in the 2014 Exemplary Principal program by the Rodel Foundation of Arizona.
Donna Franklin, principal of Ron Watson Middle School, and Laurie Doering, principal of Crane Middle School, made the cut as two of 13 principals in Arizona to be named finalists, selected from a group of 22 semifinalists.