With the Governing Board adoption of the school year budget, the Flagstaff Unified School District has an average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2019 of $48,639. As a comparison, the average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 was $43,638, an increase in average teacher salaries from the previous year of $5,001 or a percentage increase of 11%.
Teachers Jordan Morales and Kelley Smith were recognized by their colleagues around Coconino County this week by receiving designations that attest to their commitment to Flagstaff students.
“I went here for elementary school and I remember the teachers. Thomas Elementary School has great teachers – very kind, supporting. I thought a good way to give back to my community would be to come here for my Eagle Scout project,” Jack Nichols, 16, said.
The Flagstaff Unified School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Meals will be provided to all children, ages 18 and under, without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Thomas Elementary’s Maykayla Barker Crank was recently named the 2019 Arizona Child of the Year by the Arizona Speech Language Hearing Association at their annual convention. Maykayla earned this distinction after being nominated by Julia Cencioso for being one her of the kindest, compassionate, and diligent students.
Sophomore Cadet Dakota Huggard is in elite company as one of the seven winners in the National JROTC Essay Contest. His essay was one of the top seven brigade selected essays from all submissions - representing the top .4375% of the entire Army JROTC program.
Teacher of the week, Christine Sapio, expresses to her students that science is fun. To accomplish this she likes to change up the curriculum and have her students participate, which are key components. Sapio said, that if students don't have that "Eureka" moment that they won't have anything to relate to.