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…


3 Tucson educators named Rodel finalists

By Alexis Huicochea, Arizona Daily Star: http://tucson.com/news/local/education/tucson-educators-named-rodel-finalists/article_813636d3-0057-536c-9e53-062fcce5fca9.html
Three Tucson educators who have made a deliberate choice to teach in high-needs schools are being recognized for their ability to help students achieve at high levels. Brittany Betterton of Elvira Elementary School, Brianna Maxwell of Laguna Elementary School and Marnie Robles of Cavett Elementary School have all been named 2015 Rodel Exemplary Teacher finalists.


2 Pinal principals semifinalists for exemplary award

By Susan Randall, Casa Grande Dispatch: http://www.trivalleycentral.com/casa_grande_dispatch/area_news/pinal-principals-semifinalists-for-exemplary-award/article_604695b8-71a4-11e4-95b3-87f3ff36794c.html
Two principals in Pinal County have been named semifinalists for the Rodel Foundation’s Exemplary Principal award.

Jennifer McClintic is principal of Ironwood Elementary School in the Casa Grande Elementary School District. Joanne Pike is principal of Copper Basin K-8 School in the Florence Unified School District…


2 CGESD principals semifinalists in Rodel search; 1 named finalist

By Susan Randall, Casa Grande Dispatch: http://www.trivalleycentral.com/casa_grande_dispatch/area_news/cgesd-principals-semifinalists-in-rodel-search-named-finalist/article_484e6aec-6a6d-11e3-9a98-001a4bcf887a.html
Two principals in the Casa Grande Elementary School District were named semifinalists in the search for the 2014 Rodel Exemplary Principals. Now one, Debbie John, has been named a finalist. John, of Evergreen Elementary School, and Jennifer McClintic from Ironwood Elementary School were named semifinalists in October…


Take Your Legislator to School Week Kicks Off Today!

Today kicks off the inaugural Take Your Legislator To School week, a joint effort between the Rodel Foundation of Arizona, Arizona Educational Foundation, Arizona Education Association, and Arizona K-12 Center. The goal of Take Your Legislator to School week is to increase legislative exposure to and awareness of the commitment that communities across Arizona are…


5 Valley principals earn Rodel Exemplary Principal honors

Arizona Republic: http://archive.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/20140110phoenix-rodel-exemplary-principal-winners-prog.html
Five Maricopa County principals are among seven statewide named a Rodel Exemplary Principal.

Each winner will receive $2,500 and mentor aspiring principals for two years.

The Rodel Foundation partnered with Social Venture Partners of Arizona to develop the Rodel Exemplary Principal Initiative. The idea is to recognize outstanding leaders and create a pipeline of principals for Arizona’s high-needs schools…


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.


Esperanza principal is Rodel finalist

By Alexis Huicochea, Arizona Daily Star: http://azstarnet.com/news/local/education/esperanza-principal-is-rodel-finalist/article_337467e1-7fd5-502c-934c-380bc4a8e258.html
Now, Carrillo is receiving recognition as the sole finalist in Pima County for the Rodel Exemplary Principal award — one of 13 finalists named from across the state.
Carrillo was selected for her ability to inspire her staff to contribute to schoolwide success and the development of a campus that is high-achieving, safe, orderly and welcoming…


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.


Lumberjack graduates receive prestigious teaching award

NAU News: http://news.nau.edu/lumberjack-graduates-receive-prestigious-teaching-award/
Five Northern Arizona University alumni are among the state’s 11 educators who earned the title of Exemplary Teacher by the Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona.

The Rodel Exemplary Teacher Initiative recognizes teachers in high-need schools in Coconino, Maricopa and Pima counties. This year the foundation selected 22 finalists around the state, with 11 winners chosen to receive $5,000 and serve as mentors for Rodel Promising Student Teachers for the next three years.


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…


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…