Introducing the Arizona Education Progress Meter

After years of discussion among community leaders, educators and policy makers about how to improve education in Arizona, Expect More Arizona and the Center for the Future of Arizona have launched the Arizona Education Progress Meter to provide a roadmap for success. The Arizona Education Progress Meter represents key milestones on the path to improving…

News from ASU

Seven ASU alumni principals recognized for excellence by Rodel Foundation

ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College:
Congratulations to the four alumni who received 2016 Rodel Exemplary Principal Awards:
Shannon Bonnette (BAE,1991), Richard E. Miller School, Washington Elementary District;
Karie Burns (BAE, 2001 ), Surprise Elementary School, Dysart Unified District;
Bennett MacKinney (MEd, 2006; EdD, 2015), Echo Mountain Intermediate School, Paradise Valley Unified District;
Kate McDonald (MEd,1993), South Mountain High School, Phoenix Union High School District.


Arizona’s best school principals received NAU degrees

NAU News:
The Rodel Foundation has named its exemplary principals and five of the eight winners received degrees from Northern Arizona University. Of the 16 finalists, 10 earned NAU degrees.


Castle Dome principal wins Rodel honor

By Amy Crawford, Yuma Sun:
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.”

News from the Arizona Daily Sun

Frank Garcia: Welcoming and patient

By Corina Vanek, Arizona Daily Sun:
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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Meet the 2016 Rodel Exemplary Principals

The Rodel Foundation of Arizona is proud to announce that eight outstanding Arizona school leaders have been named 2016 Rodel Exemplary Principals. These principals, representing the best in the state, have been selected for their demonstrated ability to inspire their staffs to contribute to school-wide success and the development of a campus that is high…