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Superintendent Search Timeline
Alhambra District’s Governing Board will hold a Special Session/Executive Session of the Governing Board on April 28, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., which will include survey feedback and an Input Selection Committee Meeting where selected individuals will provide in-person feedback to the Governing Board regarding the leadership qualities desired in a superintendent.  The Governing Board will select candidates for the superintendent’s search.
 
Application Screening
April 28 & 30, 2015
 
Candidate Board Interviews
May 11, 2015
 
Community Forum
The Alhambra District Governing Board will host a Community Forum on Monday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Sevilla Multipurpose Room, 3801 W. Missouri in Phoenix.  Parents and community members will have the opportunity to meet superintendent candidate finalists.
 
Governing Board Announces Final Selection
May 14, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.
 
Governing Board Names New Superintendent
June 4, 2015
 
New Superintendent Assumes Duties
July 1, 2015
 
MESA Team–State Champions!
Alhambra Elementary School District’s Montebello School MESA Club recently earned a first place award at the state competition for their prosthetic arm design, which included the design project, a written paper, and presentation of their overall project. This is the second year in a row the Montebello team took first place.  One junior high team and one high school team from across Arizona is selected to compete nationally each year; and, the Montebello team, again, defied all odds earning them an opportunity to compete in the National Engineering Design Competition to be held in Ogden, Utah on June 17. 
 
Rodel Aspiring Principal
Congratulations to Carin Hart, third grade teacher at Westwood Primary School, for being selected as a 2015 Rodel Aspiring Principal, sponsored by the Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona.  The Aspiring Principals will be paired with a Rodel Exemplary Principal for a two-year mentorship that will prepare them for future leadership roles.
 
Bring Your Parents to School Day
Parents – Plan to join your child(ren) for Bring Your Parents to School Day, Wednesday, April 29. This is a districtwide event where parents are invited to spend a portion of the day with their children at school. All schools have planned special events for the day including reading, science projects, technology lessons, math lessons, and much more. Come early for breakfast, or stay for lunch. Click this Employer Letter link if you need a letter to give to your employer requesting time off from work. For more information, contact your local school.
Teacher Recognized as Rodel Exemplary Teacher
Congratulations to Jennifer Hollenbeck, second grade teacher at Westwood Primary School, for being named one of seven Phoenix-area teachers named as a Rodel Exemplary Teacher!  The exemplary teachers will receive $5,000 and will mentor six Rodel Promising student teachers over a three-year period.  Check out the feature article in The Arizona Republic.
 
   
Teacher Honored on Mix 96.9
Paul Hamel, District English Language Arts Academic Coach, was honored on Wednesday on Mix 96.9 Radio.  Mr. Hamel was contacted by a former student, who now works on the morning show.  Mix 96.9 was launching a new teacher’s recognition contest and Mr. Hamel was interviewed by his former student, Priscilla Ornelas, as being a teacher that touched her life! There is no greater reward in the teaching profession than to have a former student say thank you in a meaningful way!  Click here to listen to the surprise interview.

MESA Team Earns National Recognition
The Alhambra Elementary School District is pleased to announce the MESA (Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement) Team from Montebello School, lead by MESA advisor Kelby Milgrim, took home two awards this weekend at the MESA National Challenge in Portland Oregon.  The team earned first place in the country in the "Design Efficiency" category, and a third place award in the "Technical Paper" category.  We are incredibly proud of the Alhambra District junior high MESA team!

For more information on Alhambra's MESA team's accomplishments, view our news release or visit AZEDNews.


Superintendent Named Administrator of the Year
Congratulations to Alhambra's Superintendent, Dr. Karen E. Williams, for being named the 2014 Administrator of the Year by the Arizona Technology in Education Association. This award honors an administrator who uses technology to engage the community and families of the district and encourages further support of innovations in the classroom.


EXPRESSion Project
Alhambra School District's
EXPRESSion Project
Express your thoughts about the Alhambra School District. Can you do it in seven words? Then join our EXPRESSion Project by sharing your experiences, thoughts, concerns, triumphs, or beliefs about the district and express it in seven words. Seven-word statements will appear on the EXPRESSion Project link on our website. Express yourself!


"Alhambra believes in every child's American Dream."
Dr. Karen E. Williams, Superintendent


"Alhambra District prepares students for the future!"
Kylie Jeffries, 5th Grade Student
Alhambra Traditional School
What's Happening Around the District
For the latest information on what is happening throughout the district, visit our "News Around the District" link.
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