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Coronado Success Initiative

Coronado Success Initiative
Jan 19, 2017

Dear Scottsdale Unified School District Family:

The Scottsdale Unified School District is proud to partner with Arizona State University’s (ASU) Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and the Scottsdale Charros to achieve greater success at Coronado High School. 

This process, led by ASU, will also include community leaders, and will begin with a day-long seminar on Jan. 21 that will result in the redesign of Coronado High School. 

Coronado’s legacy is strong, its history is rich, and we intend to build on that; however, its identity and instructional model moving forward remains to be seen.

What we do know is that this is an exciting time to be a part of writing Coronado High School’s next chapter. 

Coronado teachers are, first, employees of the Scottsdale Unified School District. As such, each has a job next year; however, if they wish to return to work at Coronado, they will have to go through a selection process similar to coaching.

Coronado teachers will be supplemented with a $3,500 addendum a semester, but they will also be required to work longer days and participate in monthly tutoring sessions, as well as Saturday professional development. 

These teaching positions will be open to internal SUSD candidates first, and all District secondary certified teachers are encouraged to apply. Classified staff assigned to Coronado will not change.

The new academic team that will be assembled at Coronado will be instrumental in implementing the school’s new design model, ensuring greater student success.

Dr. A. Denise Birdwell