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Teacher Feature – Gillmer Duran

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Gillmer Duran has spent the majority of his life inside the dance world. Growing up in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, he wasn’t really aware of the importance and meaning of movement until later than most dancers. However, he had a love for classical music, and his need to have an artistic voice grew quickly. At his core, he is an artist: someone

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Teacher Feature – Ron Tanner

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Teacher Feature – Ron Tanner  Written by Imogen Dietz, 9th Grade “I don’t teach math, I teach students.” This is a phrase Mr. Tanner, algebra two and geometry teacher, repeats to all of his classes on the first day of school. The mantra has guided him through thirty-five years of teaching, and he strongly believes it. Mr. Tanner grew up

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Principal’s Corner – January 16, 2020

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  It is hard to believe we are beginning not only a new year, but a new decade!  Looking at the opportunities that exist in this decade, I feel grateful to be a part of a community that focuses on supporting others and challenging ourselves to become the best version of who we know we can be.   We

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Principal’s Corner – August 22, 2019

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We are elated to have our students back on campus!  As we head into week three, I hope most of you have settled into morning and evening routines. I know the first week or two is a challenge as families work to find rhythm and balance with the daily schedule. At ASA, teachers return to school one week before the

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Teacher Feature – Kristin Mailhiot

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The Best Non-Mom Teacher You Could Have By Timotea Garcia-Mendez Kristin Mailhiot, the once oh-so-scary Vice Principal of Arizona School for the Arts, now resides as the still honest but strongly supportive pillar of the Senior teachers. Ms. Mailhiot also serves as a guiding light and knowledgeable resource to the high school seniors through Environmental Science and their Capstone projects.

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Teacher Feature – Monica Anthony

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Creating on the Spot By 12th Grader Robin McDonald “Ha, on the radio, I don’t actually listen to classical music, believe it or not,” Ms. Anthony says as she laughs with her vivid, brown eyes. Instead, “It’s mostly the very 90s rock and roll music I had growing up.” Monica Anthony, the charming and accomplished flute teacher at Arizona School

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Teacher Feature – Dana Bender

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If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking Written By 12th Grader Alyssa Gerkin I. Beginnings Dana Bender has sung in choirs for as long as she can remember, but she didn’t discover her passion for teaching until she was an undergraduate at Wichita State University. As she watched Donald Neuen coach a choir in a clinic, she “caught the

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Teacher Feature – Oscar Miranda

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A Revolutionary Teacher By Kellen Vu (12th Grade) Say the name “Profesor” to any student studying Spanish at Arizona School for the Arts (ASA), and you’re bound to get a laugh and a wild story in response. “Every single class, he would eat a banana. And at some point during the year, he switched to oranges, but it’s really just

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