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David Abbott

Journalist, writer and editor who has worked for community newspapers for more than 15 years. After four years at Davis-Monthan AFB and a few years living in Tucson, moved to California to find his fortune. He is happy to be back in Arizona, in the mountains he loves.

Miami High School thinks outside the box for teacher recruitment

Finding teachers has become increasingly difficult in rural Arizona, particularly in the past decade with waves of retirements and with enrollments in teacher certification programs dropping precipitously, but Miami High School has tapped into existing pathways for potential teachers and offered alternatives for established professionals seeking changes. MHS has survived, …

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With graduation around the corner, Miami High School helps students explore options

Graduating high school is a defining moment of a young adult’s life, but Miami High School provides students the tools they need to pursue their dreams of collegiate achievement, military service or traditional career paths. While administrators attempt to instill the importance of post-high school planning throughout a students’ time …

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Second annual Pioneer Pitch coming to Globe in March

Aspiring entrepreneurs and established local business owners with fresh, undeveloped ideas will have an opportunity to pitch their plans for seed funding, as the City of Globe will host a localized version of the popular show “Shark Tank” in March. Although there will be no billionaire “sharks” on-hand, nonprofit Moonshot …

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Miami High School CTE program helps students prepare for the future

At Miami High School, real-world education has become a cornerstone of the curriculum. And the school’s Career Technical and Education (CTE) program is key, helping participating students acquire the tools they need for success in post-high school jobs and academic study. CTE offers an alternative to traditional classroom education, providing …

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