EducationLearn about the women leading education in the Prescott area.
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.
Alexa Scholl: Bringing a New Position to Prescott Unified School District as Health and Safety Coordinator
The 2020 school year brought challenges unlike any other, and the Prescott Unified School District was ahead of the curve. This year, in its mission toward quality education, PUSD created the position of Health and Safety Coordinator, and local resident Alexa Scholl has been selected to fill that role.
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.
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.
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.
Despite boasting completely different resumés, when several local women spoke about the experience of coaching young women, they expressed three strikingly similar themes.
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.
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.
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.
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.”