EducationLearn about the women leading education in the Prescott area.
For more than a decade, Tracy Courson has worked at Prescott Mile High Middle School, which means she’s had the opportunity to be part of so many wonderful traditions. The most important: love.
For Kathryn Van Demark, eighth-grade Life Skills Instructor at Prescott Mile High Middle School, creating a curriculum that centers on teen wellness and real-world readiness was a natural extension of her focus and education in college. She attended Lesley University in Boston where she obtained a degree in Holistic Psychology and Wellness.
P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) has brought together more than half a million women in the United States and Canada who are passionate about helping women advance through education while supporting and motivating them. Founded on January 21, 1869, by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, this circle of kindred spirits – bonded by their enthusiasm for women’s opportunities – eventually expanded to include women off campus as well.
Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy focuses on turning out students who can think for themselves, be good to each other, and change the world
As society returns to a state of post-pandemic normalcy—most of us are ready to put to rest the fear and chaos COVID-19 brought—it’s time to shine a light on those who persevered in ways some of us will never understand. We are so proud of our nurses, teachers, frontline workers, and service industry workers. We also want to give credit where credit is due to the teachers at the Juvenile Justice Center who showed up every day, providing their students with the education and skillsets they deserve.
Through a powerful fusion of hands-on work, professional development, and mentorship, GEM Corps enables crew members to further their education and gain employment
College savings is the main reason Rachel chose AAEC over other schools; it’s unusual because it directly pays community college tuition for its students. Every AAEC student earns at least 17 college credits, and some graduate from high school with associate degrees. AAEC pays Yavapai College (YC) $100,000 to $150,000 annually for its students, said Andrea Popejoy, AAEC registrar and executive assistant. This year’s AAEC graduates have been awarded more than $950,000 in scholarships, Andrea added.
Lead Counselor for PUSD’s Social-Emotional Team, Ann Chavez is helping the district and the community promote student success
For the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD), 2020 posed challenges that resulted in many forms of creativity to further the education of the community’s youth. One of these creative ventures—and a collaborative effort with the City of Prescott—resulted in the development of the Prescott Schools Trail, a new section of the City of Prescott Trails System that travels behind Abia Judd and Granite Mountain Schools and links to the Community Nature Center (CNC), providing plenty of outdoor learning spaces and amphitheaters.
With 17 years of teaching kindergarten, Shelley Soifer is considered a mentor by her peers and Taylor Hicks Elementary School Principal Kelsey Secor.
“She can be silly and goofy with them, but also serious and fun,” Secor related, calling Soifer friendly, upbeat and approachable.
By Tara Fort Throughout 2020 as so many in Prescott formed efforts to a better future, some of Prescott’s youth demonstrated their own versions of courage, passion and organized movement. While many adjusted to distance learning and peer isolation, some students also...
In just five years, the Prescott Unified School District Education Foundation (PUSD EF) continues their mission to support the District and its students through financial and material contributions provided by generous members of the community. Those instrumental in leading the way to achieve those goals are Executive Director of the PUSD EF Tami Phillips and newcomer Alumni Engagement Coordinator VISTA through the AmeriCorps program Evan Hocter.