At the April 14 meeting, the Mesa Public Schools Governing Board voted to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Andi Fourlis as the next superintendent of schools.
Appointing a superintendent is one of the primary jobs of a Governing Board. The board worked diligently on this process for months and considered community feedback from surveys, stakeholder meetings and focus groups....
The public is invited to join Mesa Public Schools for the April 6, 2020, Meet the Finalists livestream event to learn more about the candidates for superintendent of schools.
At a special board meeting March 27, 2020, the Mesa Public Schools Governing Board selected three finalists for the position of superintendent of schools.
The finalists are:
Dr. Andi Fourlis, current deputy superintendent at Mesa Public Schools
Dr. Heath Morrison, current president of the School group at McGraw-Hill Education
Mrs. Holly Williams, current executive director of...
The Mesa Public Schools Governing Board has retained McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, to assist in their search for a new superintendent.
The board seeks input from community stakeholders as an important element of the search process. Parents, staff, students and members of the community are encouraged to participate in an anonymous online survey to share their thoughts about the state of the...
Crismon, Redbird and Washington elementary schools have received free water filling stations, thanks to a donation from Plastic Ocean International’s Rethink.Refill. initiative . The initiative, which is a partnership with Arizona-based firm Footprint, also provided 100 stainless steel reusable water bottles to each school.
“Rethink.Refill. is an opportunity to...
R ed Mountain High senior Bella Moya has been named a nominee for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education Program. Moya received the nomination for her research in the biotechnology program at Red Mountain High School. She is one of five Arizona nominees.
Each nominee is selected based on academic rigor, technical competence, employability skills, and...
In summer 2019, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman approached Mesa Public Schools Superintendent Ember Conley with an idea: a pilot partnership between the district and Arizona Department of Economic Security. The goal? To help alleviate a classified employee shortage.
"Running a successful school takes a team of talented professionals working alongside our...
Mesa Public Schools received the most awards in the nation for a single school district.
Red Mountain High freshman Rylan Gardner has been named a finalist in the Broadcom MASTERS competition. Nationwide, 30 out of 2,348 student applicants are selected as finalists for the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) competition. The program seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators.
Gardner will next compete in...
Tamara Scott, an American Sign Language teacher at Mountain View High School, has received a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Short Term Program (DAST) grant from the U.S. Department of State. Recipients of the grant are selected on the basis of leadership potential, and academic and professional achievement. She is one of 13 K-12 teachers who will travel abroad as part of Cycle II...
District seniors from Mesa, Mountain View, Red Mountain, Skyline and Westwood high schools have been named as semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Mesa Public Schools has won the $100,000 grand prize in the National Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Challenge. The award was presented Sept. 18, 2019, at the 2019 National College Access Network (NCAN) conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. The district was recognized for its innovative practices, leadership, effectiveness and sustainability with the FAFSA...
(Submitted by Elliott Adams/Mesa Public Schools)
Taryn Tidwell, choir and drama teacher at Shepherd Junior High School, has been named one of five finalists for 2020 Arizona Teacher of the Year. Each year, the Arizona Educational Foundation highlights outstanding public school teachers in Arizona, one of which is named Teacher of the Year and represents the state in the...
Starting with the Aug. 13, 2019, meeting, Mesa Public Schools Governing Board meetings will begin at 5 p.m. Meetings will kick off with student, staff and school recognitions, followed by Board business.
Mesa Public Schools Governing Board meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the Board Room, Curriculum Services Center, 549 N. Stapley Dr., Mesa, AZ 85203. Find...
The Hermosa Vista Elementary principal received the award during a surprise celebration May 10.
Jordan Harb, Nathaniel Ross and Liam Wilson are members of the 34th class of Flinn Scholars.
Six Mesa schools have been named among the best K-12 public schools in the state. These outstanding schools are winners of 2019 A+ School of Excellence ™ awards from the Arizona Educational Foundation:
Emerson Elementary School, Christel Swinehart-Arbogast, principal
Ishikawa Elementary School, David Shill, principal
Lincoln Elementary School, Josh Henderson,...
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Mesa Public Schools won more 2017-18 Civic Engagement awards than any other district in the state.
Franklin Junior High School and Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies received the prestigious award for overall excellence in education.
Seniors from Mesa, Mountain View and Westwood high schools have been named to the elite list of students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
For the second year in a row, Mesa Public Schools was the only Arizona district to be recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
At their Sept. 11 Governing Board meeting, members proclaimed Citizenship Day on Sept. 17 and Constitution Week from Sept. 17 to 23 in Mesa Public Schools.
Parents of ninth-graders are invited to preview the district's sexual-awareness curriculum and meet the teachers Aug. 13; parents of seventh-graders, Aug. 22.
The Gifted and Talented department specialist has been named one of the nation's top STEM educators.