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Posted on: October 17, 2012

[ARCHIVED] County Schools Land more than $2.2 million in Grants

Over the past six months, the Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Office has been awarded more than $2.2 million in grant funding

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Over the past six months, the Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Office has been awarded more than $2.2 million in grant funding to benefit professional development for the County’s teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

“Acquiring this funding is critical to our schools, teachers and children, as well as to Northern Arizona’s future economies,” said Superintendent of Schools Robert Kelty. “This funding wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication and work of County Associate Superintendent Cheryl Mango-Page and the County Education Services Agency.”

Since April, the Superintendent of Schools Office has been awarded $2,203,116 through multiple grants designed to support teacher professional development in STEM education.

Most recently, a two-year Math and Science Partnership grant totaling more than $1.45 million was awarded to sustain an existing a partnership among the Coconino County Education Services Agency (CCESA), Northern Arizona University Department of Biological Sciences and the Arizona Department of Education. This partnership project serves 120 teachers in Coconino, Apache, Navajo, Yavapai and Yuma counties and is focused on environmental science and literacy.

The CCESA and NAU collaborated with the Arizona Framework of Environmental Concepts and Themes, University of California Berkley and Willow Bend Environmental Education Center to develop the project.

Another two-year Math and Science Partnership grant in the amount of $743,248 continues a partnership among the CCESA, NAU Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Arizona Department of Education.
The partnership benefits more than 68 teachers in multiple school districts throughout the County, including the Flagstaff Unified School District, PEAK Charter School, Montessori of Flagstaff and Maine Consolidated Elementary School District. The Intel Math grant focuses on deepening teachers’ math content knowledge.

For more information on the County’s Professional Development programs, please contact the County Superintendent of Schools’ Office at 928-679-8057.

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Contact: Public Information Officer Nathan Gonzalez
Phone: 928-679-7172
Cell: 928-699-1726
E-mail: ngonzalez@coconino.az.gov