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Tamara Addis

Principal

Dobson High School
2013-present
Tamara Addis

Tamara Addis joined the Dobson High School community as the proud principal in June 2013. For the 13 years prior, she was at Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood, Arizona - as a math teacher, department chair, curriculum director/assistant principal and principal. Each role broadened her perspective from a variety of vantage points. Tamara grew up in southern California, which provided her many different experiences that make her the person she is today. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, Tamara taught third grade in the inner city of Los Angeles. This experience allowed her to understand the culture of underprivileged students and their communities. She served as the grade-level chair and earned Teacher of the Year in 1986 for the region her second year at Sixty-Sixth Street School. From California, Tamara and her horse relocated to Flagstaff, Arizona. Her next teaching assignment was as a physical education teacher at West Sedona School. Tamara created curriculum for students in grades one through eight. After seven years in physical education, Tamara was presented with the opportunity to teach math and science at Sedona Red Rock High School. This change in level and content set her on the path to complete her master’s degree in secondary education mathematics. At Sedona Red Rock High School, Tamara taught biology, physics and math, and was a Software Trainer for staff. She also worked with intern students from Northern Arizona University. A phone call from Mingus recruiting Tamara in 2000 allowed her to begin working in her home community. After returning from a twenty-seven day student exchange trip to Kazakstan and Russia, Tamara joined Mingus as a math teacher. During her time at Mingus, Tamara continued in leadership roles. She served as the math department chair, Mingus’ first director of curriculum, and the principal of Mingus Union High School. As a math teacher, Tamara received awards for her teaching, beginning with a nomination as Yavapai County Teacher of the Year in 2004. Her awards and achievement continued with the Yavapai County Teacher of the Year and State Finalist, Arizona Small and Rural Schools Association in 2005, the Mingus School Staff Choice Award in 2006, and the Mingus Coach of the Month award in 2007. Tamara’s work continues as she proudly leads Dobson High School as principal. Dobson is a wonderful school and Tamara absolutely loves the students, staff and community. A school wide focus on accountability with a theme of Dobson Pride successfully kicked off the 2013-14 school year. The 2014-15 school year theme was Every Student Every Day and last year Building the Future was our focus. In March we opened our new 32 classroom building paid for by bond dollars supported by our taxpayers. This summer the construction continues with the first phase of our main building remodel occurring during summer break. The 2016-17 school year will kick off with our 1:1 Blended Learning initiative which will provide a laptop device for every student on campus. During the summer months our teachers have attended rigorous training in order to blend technology into our curriculum and best utilize the devices as a learning tool in their classes. Tamara has two sons who graduated from Mingus. Jake recently graduated from Arizona State University and Logan graduated from Utah Valley University after earning a Division 1 wrestling scholarship. In her spare time, Tamara enjoys working out, riding bikes, outdoor activities and SCUBA diving in the Caribbean. [More...]

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Dobson High School is a richly diverse and talented student body.  Our current student body of 2600 students is one of the most representative campuses in the state, with a racial and economic presence that matches the state’s average.  We are 39.5% white, 43.5% Hispanic, 8.6% African American, 3.1% Asian, and 4.5% Native American.  We also have 70% of our students who qualify for Free/Reduced lunch.  It is a vibrant, energetic, inclusive student body that is a picture of the world our students will enter upon graduation.

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The mission of Dobson High School community is to offer comprehensive educational opportunities, to provide quality instruction, and to set high standards that enable graduates to be successful members of society.

 

 

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