Recognition and Awards
Laura Lyman Wins Foundation Award
Mrs. Lyman, a third grade teacher at Ishikawa, is a master at differentiated instruction. She uses a wide variety of instructional techniques, and learning activities to engage her students' interest and active involvement in their learning. Her students consistently score at a very high level on the AIMS test. Her warmth, generosity, and professionalism have earned Laura the respect and admiration of her students and colleagues. Lowell Milken, at a special school assembly, which was also attended by Dr. Debra Duvall, Superintendent of Mesa Schools,and by Tom Horne, Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction, presented Mrs. Lyman the Milken National Educator Award, and a check for $25,000.
Ishikawa Labeled "Excelling"
Ishikawa earned the highest label available for Arizona Learns as an Excelling School for our fifth consecutive year! We continue to be proud of our school and the high level of academic accomplishments that are achieved on a daily basis. Hats off to our students, teachers, support staff, and parents for a job truly well done!
Mrs. Goodenberger receives the No Child Left Behind 2005 American Star of Teaching Award
First grade teacher Susan Goodenberger was surprised on Tuesday, August 23rd, at Ishikawa’s first flag raising ceremony. Mrs. Goodenberger was recognized by the United States Department of Education as a No Child Left Behind 2005 American Star of Teaching. The award is given annually to only one teacher in each state. Family, former students, and members of the Mesa Schools superintendency were on hand to congratulate her.
We are proud of Mrs. Goodenberger and all of our dedicated teachers and staff!