Education

Learn about the women leading education in the Prescott area.
Local Authors 2020

Local Authors 2020

Local featured authors for 2020. Including Kat Martin, New York Times Bestseller.

A New Outlook

A New Outlook

We’re in a weird time right now; we’ve all had to change our lives to some extent. As a 16-year-old student at BASIS Prescott and a member of The Launch Pad Teen Center’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC), I want to share how COVID has changed the way I feel about school and The Launch Pad, a youth centered space driven to empower teens to become engaged members of our community.

‘Truly a Community School’

‘Truly a Community School’

From the outside, it’s immediately apparent that La Tierra Community School is different. A gathering of purple flowers greets visitors who come through the main gate, and the office feels like home—in part because the building is actually a charming house in an established neighborhood just two blocks from the heart of downtown Prescott.

Jessica Stickel:  Connecting Girls through the Full Circle Mentoring Program

Jessica Stickel:  Connecting Girls through the Full Circle Mentoring Program

For Jessica Stickel, co-founder of Full Circle: Connecting Girls mentoring group, witnessing girls achieving their potential with confidence and self-worth has been the highlight of forming the non-profit she helped establish earlier this year.  Full Circle is designed for girls ages 10 through 18 to talk about anything and everything.

Coaching for Success

Coaching for Success

Despite boasting completely different resumés, when several local women spoke about the experience of coaching young women, they expressed three strikingly similar themes.

Helping Area Residents Further Their Education

Helping Area Residents Further Their Education

One of the primary goals of the Prescott Chapter of the BYU Management Society is to foster moral and ethical leadership. One way the chapter does that is by offering scholarships to students from area high schools, technical schools, and home-schools, and even to adults eager to advance their education.

Creating Great Futures

Creating Great Futures

Our local Boys & Girls Clubs serve approximately 600 kids annually, with an average of 200 visits daily. The Clubs are currently serving an average of 30% more children than just a few years ago thanks to the support of this incredible community.

Connection is Key

Connection is Key

The close-knit, supportive culture at BASIS Prescott reflects the values and spirit of Prescott’s small-town community and contributes to the high student achievement that is a hallmark of BASIS Charter Schools. A world-class, tuition-free K–12 program prepares students for every step of their academic journey, beginning in kindergarten.

PUSD’s Rachel Chunglo: Providing a Safe, Consistent Environment for Students to Grow and Thrive

PUSD’s Rachel Chunglo: Providing a Safe, Consistent Environment for Students to Grow and Thrive

For Abia Judd Kindergarten Teacher Rachel Chunglo, the importance of earning a child’s trust is the key ingredient to developing a solid relationship with her students. She states, “In my job, I value relationships above everything else. I cannot teach a child who doesn’t trust me. It’s my job to make them feel loved and safe in my classroom–before I can teach them anything.”

“We Say, ‘Every Child, Every Day.’ And We Mean It.”

“We Say, ‘Every Child, Every Day.’ And We Mean It.”

If anything has changed in the past 150 years, it’s education. The Prescott Unified School district is no exception; a century and a half ago, all the students from the entire district fit inside a four-room schoolhouse, where they learned reading, writing, and arithmetic.