YumaSun-News

Kofa High principal one of 10 honorees

By Sarah Womer, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/kofa-high-principal-one-of-honorees/article_aa9fb435-47f8-5bff-9326-8f68fd93809d.html
After months of examination and research, representatives from the Rodel Foundation of Arizona announced today that Kofa High School principal Gina Thompson is one of 10 Exemplary Principals across the state. As part of the 2012 Rodel Exemplary Principal Initiative, Thompson was one of 22 semifinalists who were narrowed down to 17 finalists and now 10 Exemplary Principals…

News from the Arizona Daily Star

FW principal emphasizes positive roles

By Alexis Huicochea, Arizona Daily Star: http://tucson.com/news/local/education/precollegiate/fw-principal-emphasizes-positive-roles/article_940fbd5a-5010-576b-8a41-66ab37ee6abc.html
He is in charge of 1,700 students – most of whom he knows by name. Brunenkant prides himself on building personal connections with his students and his staff. It’s those connections that have propelled the high-poverty school into a high-achieving campus, and that have landed Brunenkant the honor of being named a 2012 Rodel Exemplary Principal.
The Rodel award comes with a cash prize of $5,000 and the opportunity to mentor Rodel Aspiring Principals…

News from the Arizona Daily Star

Schoolkids yearn to learn, says Rodel-winning Craycroft leader

By Alexis Huicochea, Arizona Daily Star: http://tucson.com/news/local/education/precollegiate/schoolkids-yearn-to-learn-says-rodel-winning-craycroft-leader/article_ec081e62-bc5c-538b-9526-e073622dc6f3.html
Robertson’s attitude and his ability to turn around a struggling high-needs school have earned him the honor of being named a 2012 Rodel Exemplary Principal. The Rodel award comes with a cash prize of $5,000 and the opportunity to mentor Rodel Aspiring Principals. For Robertson, creating a high-achieving school starts with him…

News-AZ Republic

Rodel Foundation of Arizona honors inspiring principals

By Amy Wang, Arizona Republic: http://www.azcentral.com/community/scottsdale/articles/2012/01/10/20120110rodel-foundation-arizona-honors-inspiring-principals.html
Today, Hollingsworth and nine others statewide are being named Exemplary Principals by the Rodel Foundation of Arizona. Seven others were named finalists, part of a program that officials say honors principals who are “the total package.”

News-AZ Republic

7 Maricopa, Pinal educators named Rodel Exemplary Principal

Arizona Republic: http://www.azcentral.com/community/scottsdale/articles/2012/01/20/20120120arizona-educators-named-rodel-exemplary-principal-qa-prog.html
Seven principals in Maricopa and Pinal counties and 10 statewide were named Rodel Exemplary Principal. The Scottsdale-based Rodel Foundation of Arizona annually selects outstanding principals from around Arizona to mentor those aspiring to become principals…

West Valley Educators Do Us Proud with Achievements

Talented West Valley educators continue to earn statewide recognition for their achievements at area schools. In November, Amanda McAdams, a 10th-grade English teacher at Apollo High School in Glendale, was named 2011 Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Educational Foundation. And this week, seven principals with West Valley ties were among 14 educators named…

News from the Arizona Daily Star

3 Tucson-area principals finalists for Rodel award

By Alexis Huicochea, Arizona Daily Star: http://tucson.com/news/local/education/precollegiate/tucson-area-principals-finalists-for-rodel-award/article_1915d899-e293-5d33-a8f6-f1f0d2002672.html
The leaders of three Tucson-area schools have been named finalists for the Rodel Exemplary Principal award. The principals, who represent the Flowing Wells, Sunnyside and Tucson unified school districts, are being recognized for their ability to inspire high academic achievement in high-needs schools.
Two will be named winners, receiving $5,000 in cash and going on to mentor aspiring principals over the next two years. The winners will be revealed in the Arizona Daily Star on Sunday…

YumaSun-News

Two Yuma principals named state Rodel award finalists

By Sarah Womer, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/two-yuma-principals-named-state-rodel-award-finalists/article_9bf5d51d-45ed-5b98-9b31-0dcf0084761c.html
Two Yuma principals that were previously selected as semifinalists in the statewide 2012 Rodel Exemplary Principal Initiative have now been named finalists. Kofa High School Principal Gina Thompson and Alice Byrne Elementary School Principal Juli Peach were two of 17 principals selected by the Rodel Foundation of Arizona after an in-depth interview process. After the candidates were nominated by their district superintendent, researchers then reviewed the nominations, combed through school data, visited the campuses and interviewed the candidates as well as their teachers and staff…

News-AZ Republic

Award-winning principal emphasizes parent interaction

By Mary Beth Faller, Arizona Republic: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/20110123rodel-arizona-principal-debbie-hutson.html
As the 2011 winners are revealed in the box below, The Republic talked with Debbie Hutson, principal at P.T. Coe Elementary School in the Isaac School District in west Phoenix, about how she engages parents in her school. Hutson was a Rodel Exemplary Principal in 2008, when she was at Lela Alston Elementary School in the same district…

News-AZ Republic

7 Rodel Exemplary Principals discuss plans to mentor aspiring winners

Arizona Republic: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/01/23/20110123rodel-exemplary-principals-plans.html
These seven school leaders are the 2011 Rodel Exemplary Principals for Maricopa, Pinal and Yavapai counties. Each will mentor three aspiring Rodel principals for two years, helping foster strong leadership in high-need schools. Here, the winners share thoughts about themselves and their roles…

News-AZ Republic

Rodel Exemplary Principal finalists picked

Arizona Republic: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/20110120rodel-charitable-foundation-of-arizona-principal-finalists-picked.html
The Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona has named 11 finalists for the 2011 Rodel Exemplary Principal award from Maricopa, Pinal and Yavapai counties. These finalists from high-need schools have been selected for their ability to inspire their staffs to contribute to the success and development of a safe, high-achieving campus…