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Program aids teachers in becoming principals

By Ray Parker, Arizona Republic:
Tony Elmer, who is the Smith Junior High team leader in east Mesa, has been named one of 27 Arizona Aspiring Principals by the Rodel Foundation, which supports efforts to improve education. Elmer, 38, will be paired with one of the Rodel Exemplary Principals who were selected earlier this year. Over the next two years, the principal will mentor Elmer and help him develop the skills to manage a school with high-needs students…