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Gila County Superintendent Office Wins Grant to Train Science Teachers

Submitted by Roy Sandoval, Gila County Superintendent Educators working in rural areas face a particular set of challenges that can make even the simplest of tasks a headache. Far-flung schools and dirt roads mean teachers and students are isolated from resources that urban schools take for granted. The Gila County Superintendent’s office, however, is working to overcome these challenges, one grant at a time. Just recently, their team secured a $412,000 grant that will support raising student achievement in physical science county-wide. The grant’s focus area – physical science in grades three through eight – was selected as the target based on recent AzMERIT scores, which revealed that Gila County students could use a boost in this area. Read More »

Gail Gorry Runs for Gila County Superintendent

As early as fifth grade, Gail Gorry recalls being singled out as a teacher. “I can remember being asked […] to write things on the board for Mrs. Keller, my fifth grade teacher and also to work with some students that she had selected.” Gorry is running for Gila County Superintendent as a Republican and will face Roy Sandoval in the August primary. Read More »

Roy Sandoval runs for Gila County Superintendent

“My goal is to give people support and cause a change. I want to raise the opportunities for students. We have human potential here,” says Roy Sandoval, who is running for Gila County Superintendent as a Republican and will face Gail Gorry in the August primary. In 2012, Sandoval retired from Whiteriver Unified School District, after serving as a turnaround principal for Alchesay High School where he was tasked with making significant changes at the failing school. “You make a difference or you’re gone,” says Sandoval of the high stakes involved in in turnaround position. Sandoval received national recognition for his work at Alchesay High School. “I was asked to give a briefing to the United States Department of Education on how it happened, how it worked, and why it worked,” says Sandoval. The national school turnaround director visited Alchesay to see Sandoval’s progress firsthand. “They wanted to know what we did […] to make things happen so fast,” says Sandoval. Read More »

STEMFest Welcomes Many New Exhibitors April 23

Gila County’s 5th Annual STEMFest is coming to Bullion Plaza in Miami on Saturday, April 23 from 9 AM – 12 PM. As always, STEMFest is a free, community event. This year, STEMFest will be welcoming back favorite exhibitors such as Fred Jimenez and his wonderful worms and Tonto National Monument. New exhibits this year will include a fossil digging pit from the Gem & Mineral Society and a demonstration by the Globe and Miami Robotics Teams. Read More »