Superintendent Watson Accepts Donation of electronics from amazon

February 15, 2018

Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson is excited to announce he has accepted a donation of electronics from Amazon to be distributed to schools in Maricopa County through the following channels:

1. Teacher giveaways conducted through social media, conferences, and various events. Teachers will be alerted through the Superintendent’s monthly email sent to all public and charter school teachers, Maricopa County School Superintendent Facebook page, and Twitter feed. (Facebook/mcesaaz & @mcesaaz)

2. Donations directly to CTE, STEM, and engineering programs. Items will be distributed to programs currently working with MCESA, and to all other teachers on a first come, first serve basis. (We have reached capacity for requested items.)

3. Watson Challenge Boxes consist of various electronics with a written challenge for a class or club. For example, a box could contain a battery, various LED lights, and a drone. The challenge would be to create a lighted landing pad and land the drone on the target in the dark. (We have reached capacity for the challenge boxes.)

For inquiries, contact info@mcesa.maricopa.gov

 

Superintendent Watson Appoints Augustine Bartning to MCCCD Board

January 29, 2018

Monday, Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson appointed Augustine P. Bartning to the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board. Read the full release here.

 

County Superintendent Watson Appoints Governing Board Member in Pendergast Elementary School District

January 5, 2018

On Friday, January 5, Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson announced the appointment of Alan Gaugert to the governing board of Pendergast Elementary School District. Read full release here.

 

Superintendent Watson Appoints Two Members to Liberty Elementary School District Board

December 20, 2017

On Wednesday, Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson appointed two members to the Liberty Elementary School District Governing Board. Mark Aguire replaces Thad McCloud, who resigned on Nov. 10, and Connie Krogulecki-Crowley fills the vacancy of Regina Simmons, who resigned on Nov. 13. Read full release here.

 

TEACHERS DESIGN WAYS TO BRING JOY BACK TO TEACHING

November 8, 2017

Human Centered Design is used to create new technologies, develop next-generation business thinking, and bring clean drinking water to Sub-Saharan Africa. Thanks to the Maricopa County School Superintendent, it is now being used to increase joyful teaching experiences for teachers. Read full release here.

 

Superintendent Watson Makes Appointment to Higley Unified School District Governing Board

November 6, 2017

Friday, Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson appointed Richard Thornock to the Higley Unified School District Governing Board. Richard Thornock fills the vacancy that occurred when Allison Ford resigned her position on October 26. Read full release here.

 

Maricopa County School Superintendent Donates Surplus Technology to Teachers

August 8, 2017

MCESA has asked the County Board of Supervisors to exempt the agency from the surplus policy through December 2018. The intent is to streamline the donation process by avoiding a vote every time the agency wants to donate supplies. Read news story here.

 

School supply drive will provide donors with entrance to Maricopa County Home Show

July 5, 2017

One in five children in Maricopa County lives in poverty. An opportunity in July will allow people to help students in need and earn free entrance to the Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show. Read full release here.

Superintendent Watson Appoints Newest Governing Board Member to Liberty School District

June 7, 2017

Wednesday, Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson appointed and swore-in Kathy Lynn McNamara to the Liberty Elementary School District Governing Board. Read full release here.

Still time to donAte to schools for Arizona Tax Credit in 2016

march 29, 2017

As the April 18 personal income tax deadline approaches, Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson is urging people to take advantage of the state’s School Tax Credit. Read full release here.

Unconventional Middle School Program Significantly Increases Science Achievement

March 14, 2017

A pilot STEM classroom model is boosting student achievement and addressing the need for more highly skilled STEM professionals in Arizona. Read full release here.

National Report Credits MCESA with Jumpstarting Efforts to Re-connect Area Disconnected Youth

March 9, 2017

A report released yesterday, March 8, 2017, by Measure of America, an initiative of the Social Science Research Council, highlights the Maricopa County Education Service Agency’s efforts in lowering the number of disconnected youth in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Read full release here.

Four Community Members Appointed To School Governing Boards

MARCH 7, 2017

Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson announced on Monday, March 6, the appointment of four individuals to serve on local school district governing boards in accordance with statutory authority granted to county superintendents. Read the full release here.

Arizona’s Eight Exemplary Principals Set to Mentor Aspiring School Leaders

february 28, 2017

Eight standout Arizona school principals have been recognized as 2017 Rodel Exemplary Principals.  This newest group of Exemplary Principals will join a growing network of similarly qualified school leaders to mentor Aspiring Principals over a two-year period. Read the full release here.

 

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Contact Director of Communication and Learning Systems Laurie King

laurie.king@mcesa.maricopa.gov | (602) 372-3704