Students at FESD have the unique advantage of working with some of the best educators in the state. Our faculty and staff members show how much they care about education and their students day in and day out. Join us in congratulating just a few of our outstanding employees who received special recognition. We thank all of our team for making us who we are.
2015 Rodel Exemplary Teachers Finalist—Mrs. Sylvia Miller
We wish to recognize Mrs. Sylvia Miller, a finalist in the search for 2015 Rodel Exemplary Teachers. Mrs. Miller serves as the fifth 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.
2015 Rodel Exemplary Principal Semifinalist—Evelyn Garcia
Congratulations to Mrs. Evelyn Garcia, Fowler Elementary School Principal, for being named a semifinalist in Rodel’s search for 2015 Exemplary Principals. She is deserving of this honor because of her outstanding leadership, student learning as demonstrated by data, her passion for working in a demanding community, and a strong recommendation from our 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.