Superintendent of Schools
Economic Independence for our Students,
Economic Success for our County,
Read AZ Superintendent of Instruction, Kathy Hoffman and Task Force considerations for Fall 2020 school opening!
We need you! If you have any ideas, information, or best practices pertaining to online instruction, flipped classroom, blended learning and project-based learning, please consider being part of our County Educational Technology Team!
The Superintendent's Office is looking for innovative educators and leaders to present sessions for our Online Technology Symposium. This event is tentatively scheduled for the week of the 13th of July.
The symposium will be free to attend and will feature many high quality sessions on teaching in virtual and blended learning environments across 2 full days! Attendee Registration will open later on in June!
We're looking for sessions in the following categories:
• Differentiation and Accommodation Online
• Building courses with Online/Blended Learning in Mind
• Lesson Resources
• Best Practices - Online/Blended Learning/Flipped Classroom
• Online Learning Environments (Google Classroom, etc.)
• Teleconference Software (e.g. Zoom, etc.)
Sessions can range from 30 to 90 minutes.
Follow the link below to submit your ideas for a professional development session by June 19th!
All selected presenters will receive a $100 stipend for presenting!
For questions or more information, please feel free to contact our Outreach Coordinator, Ben Reyna at email@example.com , 520-432-8952 or Ramona Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tune in on Thursday, June 4th, to feature presentations on lessons, insights, strategies, and tips from innovative educators around the country. You won’t want to miss this impressive lineup!
Topics range from app-smashing for remote learning, to fun social-emotional learning activities, synchronous vs asynchronous learning, collaboration tactics, and robust systems to track students progress from afar.
You’ll discover new tools, strategies, and systems of learning applied by professional educators who are driving the education technology industry forward. In addition, during an interactive portion of the event you’ll have the opportunity to join a Zoom Breakout Room and connect with other educators, share your experiences, and learn through collaboration and conversation.
If you are planning what you’ll implement in the upcoming school year, you won’t want to miss out on this day of learning
Palominas Elementary School District wins the 2020 School Health and Wellness Award!
Pictured are Jacqui Clay, Cochise County School Superintendent, and Sepp Sprietsma, U of A Cooperative Extension Building Healthy Communities Coordinator presenting the Cochise County Schools Health and Wellness Award to Palominas Wellness Team Leaders, Marissa Herrera and Liz Allen along with other team members. In recognition for all of their work on the Cochise County Healthy Schools initiative. Congratulations to all of the students, parents, School Staff, and community members who worked to make Palominas ESD an example of school wellness in Cochise County!
Congratulations message from Cochise County School Superintendent Jacqui Clay to our Graduating Class of 2020
Good News to use for our Graduating Class of 2020!
To all our Amazing 2020 High School Graduates of Cochise County,
Cochise College is giving every graduating high school senior a $1000 ($500 over 2 years) scholarship. Dr. Rottweiler, President of Cochise College made the decision to award scholarships to all high school seniors, Class of 2020 of Cochise County.
Besides the scholarships, Dr. Rottweiler lowered online tuition rates for the summer and fall semesters. Because of the uncertainty of in-person instruction, he wanted to offer online classes at the same price as in-person instruction. Cochise College Summer Registration opened May 1st
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The scholarship can be used in addition to financial aid. This is in conjunction with the Achieve 60 initiative.
Discussion about our next step
We would like to share an interview with you between Cochise County School Superintendent, Jacqui Clay and Kareem Neal, Arizona Teacher of the year for 2019
What are you most concerned about with everything opens back up?
Remember Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs?
To listen to the interview please click the link below:
Thank YOU Kareem, also, for your insight. I look forward to our continued collaborative efforts to serve our educational community.
Bowie Salutes 2020 Graduates!
Let's all join the Bowie Unified School District in honoring it's High School Graduates, Class of 2020. Pictured left to right are, Alyssa Landt, Judy Tumlinson, John Houston Klump, Morgan Murray and Destiny Bragg. This Class will be distingushed and honored by being the first High School graduating class of Bowie USD to have a virtual graduation ceremony.Click on button below to view their commencement ceremony.
Education Improvements at the Juvenile Detention Center
County collaboration leads to education improvements
A collaboration between Cochise County’s Superior Court and School Superintendent’s Office has seen significant improvements in the level of education being offered at the Juvenile Detention Center.
A new approach to educational classes has allowed School Superintendent Jacqui Clay to provide the services of a special education teacher from the Cochise County Jail to young people held at the Detention Center in Sierra Vista. These services were previously provided by a contractor at a minimum of $50 per hour, but these costs will be eliminated by combining resources.
“We’re having better results with this coming under the Superintendent’s Office,” Clay told the Board of Supervisors at its regular meeting on April 21. The Board approved an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the two County entities following a trial period.
“We have seen students receive reduced sentences due to their grades and educational performance,” said Clay, adding students are enrolled into an online high school which allows them to more easily transition to their community school upon release. They also have the option of continuing high school online.
Additional class modules have also been added, allowing students to follow a more traditional learning schedule.
“We’ve been doing this on a trial basis, but it’s working,” said Clay.
Presiding Juvenile Judge Terry Bannon said she was delighted with the initial results of the new partnership, adding the students had “responded with the type of enthusiasm and engagement I had not seen before”.
Supervisor Ann English praised the cooperation between the School Superintendent’s Office and the Superior Court.
“I compliment them for realizing a strong need for an education service for these students,” she said. “There is a need to have something concrete and for a program that’s viable. A lot of thought and attention has gone into it and there are measurements.”
The IGA, effective from July 1 through June 30, 2022, was unanimously approved by all three Supervisors, who attended the meeting remotely via conference call.
Many Thanks to Arizona G&T Cooperatives
for Their Generous Support of Our CEF
Arizona’s G & T Cooperatives , Geoff Oldfather, Cooperatives Communications and Public Relations Manager. Along with James D. Wallace, Cooperatives Communications, Social Media and Marketing Administrator. Visits Cochise County School Superintendent, Jacqui Clay to present their donation in support of CEF’s Mini Grant Program.
Arizona Generation and Transmission Cooperatives (AzGT) provides wholesale electricity for six Class A Member Cooperatives, including Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative(SSVEC), that serve rural Arizona, New Mexico and California. AzGT also provides energy management services for a growing list of customers. As a cooperative, AzGT abides by the Seven Cooperative Principals, which include Concern for Community. Supporting education in Cochise County is another way that AzGT serves the members who use its power at the end of the line.
Community Leaders, Lawley Kia and Legacy Foundation Step Up to Support our Students' Asthma Inhaler Program.
Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona, Chief Executive Officer, Margaret Hepburn presents a check to Cochise County School Superintendent, Jacqui Clay. The donation from Legacy is towards the Cochise County Student Asthma Inhaler initiative.
Sean Lawley of Lawley Kia presenting a check to Cochise County School Superintendent, Jacqui Clay, which will sponsor the School asthma inhaler program for Cochise County Students and also for the upcoming Cochise County Teacher of the Year Awards
Lawley Kia, along with Legacy are sponsoring a school asthma inhaler program that will be introduced at the 2020 Innovations In Education Conference taking place January 24-25. Lawley Kia is also sponsoring our Teacher of the Year awards banquet coming up April 5th.
IF YOU WANT TO SUCCEED YOU SHOULD STRIKE OUT ON NEW PATHS, RATHER THAN TRAVEL THE WORN PATHS OF ACCEPTED SUCCESS
- JOHN D ROCKEFELLER
We are all born with something in our DNA that promotes greatness. Using a comprehensive systems-thinking approach, our educators, parents, and community members can work collaboratively to uncover the niche found in every student. This information is powerful when it correlates with the needs of our society. Education, when applied correctly, will provide economic independence for our students and economic success in our community, cities, states, and nation.
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