5110 E. Lafayette Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85018  MAP
Phone: 480-484-2000 | Fax: 480-484-2001
Office Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm | School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm
Tamara Jagodzinski, Principal | Melissa Faeh
, Assistant Principal

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Hopi Celebrations




District Spelling Bee

On Friday, January 22nd, 25 students SUSD schools will competed for the title of District Spelling Champion in SUSD’s Annual Spelling Bee. The competition was tough. Our spelling bee winner this year was Omkar Bharath, third grade student from Redfield Elementary. The winning word this year was evocative. Runner up from Hopi:

  • Shaun Mathew, fifth grade student

SUSD Celebrates its Newest National Board Certified Teachers
National Board Certification is one of the highest achievements in the teaching profession. Recently, 15 Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) teachers earned this credential by completing the rigorous National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) process and two teachers renewed their credentials. SUSD now has 89 board certified teachers.

The newly certified teachers are: Jackie Switalski Oates, Kiva; Darci Aronson, Redfield; Judy Droz, Cherokee; Jessica Valencia, Hohokam; Robin Wynne, Laguna; Amy Johnson, Saguaro; Casey Boerner, Chaparral; Joe Olney, Chaparral; Ted Anderson, Chaparral; Tom Roxborough, Coronado; Linda Graham, Laguna; Emily Cochran, Hopi; Diana Bode, Hopi; Debbie Hawkins, Laguna; and Jill Schadt, Cherokee. Nancy Rose, Arcadia, and Malcolm Leinwohl, Chaparral, renewed their credentials. They will be recognized at the February 10, 2015 Governing Board meeting.


Charro Foundation Education Grant Recipients
We are very fortunate to have a partnership with the Scottsdale Charro Foundation. Each year, they support our teachers, students and schools by providing funding for Education Grants, Project Graduation, Future Teacher Scholarships, and Education Fellowships. Later this month, selected students will have the opportunity to participate in the Youth Baseball Luncheon and will be able to interact with former Major League baseball players. This spring, the Charro Foundation will recognize Outstanding Educators & High School Students at their annual banquet.

  • Hopi Elementary – Chromebook and license
NCEA-Logo.png SUSD Schools Honored by NCEA Higher Performing Schools
The following schools are included on the 2013 The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) Higher Performing School list. They are Pima Elementary, Hopi Elementary, Hohokam Traditional, Cherokee Elementary, Laguna Elementary, Sequoya Elementary and Anasazi Elementary. NCEA identifies Higher Performing Schools based on one or both of two measures: 1) Consistent improvement in student achievement from previous years (growth) and/or 2) An above-predicted percentage of continuously enrolled students scoring at the Exceeds level on the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards.