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Arizona Hispanic School Administrators Association
2014 Outstanding Administrator

Mr. Jonathan Rohloff

Mr. Jonathan Rohloff, Sun Canyon Elementary School

Mr. Jonathan Rohloff, Sun Canyon Elementary School Principal, was recognized by the Arizona Hispanic School Administrators Association on November 17th as an “Outstanding Administrator”. Mr. Rohloff has worked as an administrator in the Fowler Elementary School District for seven years. Throughout his tenure with the school district he has earned the reputation of being an advocate for children and families. He quickly learns all of his students’ names, giving students an extra sense of belonging. Mr. Rohloff spends countless hours in classrooms and interacting with students. His priority is providing the best education and the best campus culture for all of his students. Mr. Rohloff has taken the initiative to work on his Spanish language skills, and is able to speak conversationally with Spanish speakers. His 75% Hispanic community respects his willingness to communicate in their native language, despite lack of proficiency. Mr. Rohloff remains focused on providing effective instruction for all students. Congratulations Mr. Rohloff for receiving this recognition and for consistently advocating for all students.

2015 Rodel Exemplary Teacher Finalist

Sylvia Miller
Western Valley Elementary School

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Mrs. Sylvia Miller was notified that she has been named a finalist in the search for 2015 Rodel Exemplary Teachers.  The 2015 Rodel Exemplary Teachers will be announced during the Thanksgiving weekend via media partnerships and on the Rodel website and social media pages.

Mrs. Miller currently serves as the 5th Grade Lead for a team of four teachers at Western Valley Elementary School.  She serves as the 21st CCLC Outreach Specialist, where she strategically engages families and outside organizations and businesses in supporting out-of-school programs.  She has a strong background in social work which is an asset to our community.  In addition she is a Literacy Lead for her campus, providing professional development for our teachers in the area of writing.  Mrs. Miller is a member of the Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) launch team, providing family engagement training to teachers.  She possesses commendable leadership and communication skills; which enhances teamwork and collaboration amongst her colleagues.

Arizona State Board of Education Chooses New Assessment with Arizona Students as Top Priority

This morning in continuing to ensure all Arizona children have the opportunity to succeed, the Arizona State Board of Education (Board) has announced a new assessment to replace the AIMS Reading, Writing, and Mathematics tests beginning spring 2015. The Board voted and approved that American Institutes for Research (AIR) will provide Arizona’s New Assessment, AzMERIT- Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching. Arizona public school students in Grades 3 through high school will take AzMERIT in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Students in Grades 4, 8, and high school will still take the AIMS Science test.

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is dedicated to providing the support necessary for a successful administration of AzMERIT, and ADE will work diligently to provide you information throughout this transition. For more information regarding the selection and RFP process, please visit the State Board of Education’s website. For more information on the administration of the new statewide assessment, please visit ADE’s website at

2015 Rodel Exemplary Principal Semifinalist
Evelyn Garcia, Fowler Elementary School Principal

Congratulations to Mrs. Evelyn Garcia, Fowler Elementary School Principal!  She has been named a semifinalist in Rodel’s search for 2015 Exemplary Principals.  She has been identified for this honor based on outstanding leadership, the student learning as demonstrated by data, your passion for working in a demanding community, and a strong recommendation from your superintendent.

The Rodel Foundation of Arizona is committed to recognizing extraordinary principals who are making a difference in the lives of students in high-need schools and putting them to work. Individuals selected as Rodel Exemplary Principals will have the opportunity to “pay it forward” as they help to mentor and inspire the next generation of Arizona school leaders. Please go to for additional information about what it means to be an Exemplary Principal.



Tuscano Initiates “Socktober”

Ms. Danielle LoPresti, 2nd grade Lead Teacher and 21st Century Community Learning Center Coordinator at Tuscano Elementary challenged her students to make the world a little bit better. The result?  SOCKTOBER!  Ms. LoPresti’s classroom adopted the “Homeward Bound” women and children’s shelter and created a campaign to raise much needed items such as new socks and undergarments, shoes and gently used women’s and children’s clothing. Shelf stable food items were also needed and accepted.  What started out as a classroom project soon exploded into a school wide call for action!  Thus far, Tuscano’s “Socktober” event has generously donated 2,552 items to Homeward Bound.  The director of the center, Ms. Vikki stated, “I’m overwhelmed with this support.  Tuscano must be a really special place.  We can’t thank you and your families enough.”  She is right!  Tuscano’s families and staff have made the world a little better! “Socktober” wrapped up October 31st.  As of that Friday, Tuscano was still receiving hundreds of items.



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