Hermosa Montessori School --"Academic Excellence Award"
Hermosa receives Arizona Department of Education's "A" grade, achieving the highest total point score of any Pima County K-8 school, and the "2011 Academic Excellence Award". "I am constantly on the lookout for programs providing breakthrough results in the classrooms and at schools which lead to increased student achievement," said Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal. "The Arizona Department of Education's 2011 Excellence Awards will help shine a spotlight on those districts and charter schools with high student academic growth and achievement so that superintendents, charter holders, administrators, principals, and teachers from around the state can learn from their successes."
Hermosa Montessori School --An "Excelling" School Since 2004
In 2004 Hermosa was recognized as one of three charter schools in the Tucson area to be labeled an ''excelling'' school by the state of Arizona. This is the highest rank the state awards to public schools, and is given after evaluating tests scores and other assessments. Click here to learn more »
Hermosa Montessori School --A "Top Arizona School”
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth has honored Hermosa with the distinction as a “Top Arizona School. By searching out talented students and schools, this branch of the John Hopkins University promotes quality education around the world. Congratulations to you and your school for being a Top School in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Talent Search for 2009. Participating at high levels in the annual CTY Talent Search reflects upon the school’s academic quality, student abilities, and teacher talent. It also reflects upon the school leadership that encourages students to seek out educational challenges beyond traditional school walls. It’s a mark of quality for which your school can be justly proud. Congratulations from all of us at CTY, and best wishes for continued academic success.” Click here to learn more »
Hermosa's Principal Named Among States's Top 1%
Sheila Stolov, Hermosa's founding principal was named among the top 1 percent of principals in Arizona. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne and AZ LEADS-Arizona Leaders in Education for the Advancement and Development of Student and School Success granted the Circle of Honor award to only 18 principals in Arizona. Principals were judged on criteria that included student achievement as measured by state benchmark tests such as AIMS and AZ LEARNS, commitment to a school, performance, and a survey of staff and parents. Officials also visited each school to conduct interviews and observe principals in action. See an exerpt from the Arizona Daily Star, below.
July 4, 2007
Local principals named among state's top 1%
George B. Sánchez, ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Five local principals have been named among the top 1 percent of principals in Arizona.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne and AZ LEADS3 - Arizona Leaders in Education for the Advancement and Development of Student and School Success - granted the Circle of Honor awards to 18 principals in Arizona earlier this week.
The awards include a $5,000 scholarship for the study of educational leadership.
The local honorees are:
Principals were judged on criteria that included student achievement as measured by state benchmark tests such as AIMS and AZ LEARNS, commitment to a school for three or more years, performance, a superintendent's nomination and a survey of staff and parents.
- Monica Nelson, of Coronado K-8 School in Amphitheater Public Schools.
- Julie Sherrill, of Sunrise Drive Elementary School in the Catalina Foothills School District.
- Sheila Stolov, of Hermosa Montessori School.
- Joyce Geranis, of Collier Elementary School in the Tucson Unified School District.
- Theresa Sonnleitner, of Soleng Tom Elementary School, also in TUSD.
Officials also visited each school to conduct interviews and observe the principals in action.
Circle of Honor winners also will serve as mentors to educational leaders for the next two years. This is the second year the award was given.
* Contact reporter George B. Sánchez at 573-4195 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright 2007 The Arizona Daily Star
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