Instructional Specialist

Name: Julie Connell 
Title: Instructional Specialist
Email Address: 
Phone number:  928-773-4090 ext. 2820

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Why Is Reading Important to a Learner's Success in School?


Reading is a fundamental component of life in its entirety. To function adequately in our bustling, technology-driven society, it is important to possess the basic skills of reading. To be successful in school, students need to demonstrate the ability to acclimate to new concepts with a adequate degree of understanding. This skill set is not only required for reading, but for all other subject areas as well.

  • Puente de Hozho is continuously working to meet the needs of our biliterate learners.
  • At Puente de Hozho, all students are placed in flexible groups which focus on the specific skill each individual student needs to master.
  • Reading flex-groups are implemented in grades kindergarten through fifth.
  • Math flex-groups are implemented in grades second through fifth.



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