Principal Primer – Tucson

Event:A Principal’s Primer for Raising Reading Achievement- Tucson
Keywords:principal reading
Section Name:Tucson
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A Principal’s Primer for Raising Reading Achievement

In collaboration with Voyager Sopris Learning, Arizona Department of Education’s Exceptional Student Services will be hosting a two day leadership training, entitled A Principal’s Primer for Raising Reading Achievement.  This training is a “how-to” professional development opportunity for district and school administrators who want to improve the overall reading performance of an elementary or middle school population. 

A Principal’s Primer for Raising Reading Achievement, led by Pati Montgomery, Ed.S., provides practical instruction on how a principal can lead a school to implement research-based, multi-tier reading instruction and achieve optimal results, especially with students with disabilities and students from economically, socially, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

Target Audience: Principals and district level administrators 

Training Dates: January 26-27, 2016 

Start and end times: 8:00-4:30  

Registration 8:00 – 8:30

Training begins at 8:30 

Price: $255, includes training and materials

*food not included*


Office of the Pima County Superintendent

200 N. Stone Ave

Tucson, AZ 85701  


Participants will be eligible for 14 hours of professional development credit.


Parking Information:

Park in the Public Works Parking Garage. Bring your parking ticket with you for validation. Parking tickets from any other garage will not be validated. See map of Public Works garage below.

Make checks /purchase orders payable to:

Arizona Department of Education

1535 W. Jefferson St., Bin #1

Phoenix, AZ 85007


A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to the event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of the event start date.

ProgramArea:Exceptional Student Services
Associated Grade Level:KG – Kindergarten, 1 – First grade, 2 – Second grade, 3 – Third grade, 4 – Fourth grade, 5 – Fifth grade, 6 – Sixth grade, 7 – Seventh grade, 8 – Eighth grade
Event-Section Type:Workshop/Training
Start Date:January 26, 2016
End Date:January 27, 2016
Start Time:08:00 am
End Time:04:30 pm
Seats Available Status:Open
Capacity:45 Seats
Clock Hours:14
Venue Name:Office of the Pima County Superintendent
Location:200 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701


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AZMerit: Mary Pat Wood,602-542-5345

School Finance: Barbara Axe,602-542-8248

Special Education Data: Peggy Staples,602-364-4024

Special Education Certification: Maura Yildirim,602-364-0127

ADE Support Center,602-542-7378, 1-866-577-9636

Title I: Jim Lovett,602-364-1926



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Merging Two Worlds Curriculum

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Secure Care Schools and Contact List

  • Comparison Chart of Facilities
  • Arizona Department of Corrections
  • Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
  • County Jail Education Programs
  • County Juvenile Detention Education Schools




 The IDEA Secure Care and IDEA Basic Entitlement Grants

can be accessed through ADEConnect.

FY 15 IDEA Secure Care Grant- Coming Soon! 

FY 16 IDEA Basic Entitlement Grant – Opened October 2014

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 FY 15 County Claim and Attendance Forms



Special Education Resources



2016 IDEA Basic Entitlement Allocations Reasons for Decrease

The 2016 IDEA Basic Entitlement Application is available in the Arizona Department of Education Grants Management system and the 2016 IDEA Basic Entitlement Allocations are posted on the ESS website at Individual local education agencies (LEAs) may see a decrease in their allocations. There are multiple reasons why this could have occurred.

  •  The IDEA grant to Arizona did not increase; therefore, the allocation amount to distribute to all eligible LEAs remained the same as FY 2015.
  • During 2015, approximately 145 charter schools submitted the IDEA Charter School Expansion Act (CSEA) application, in which they identified special education eligible students enrolling in their charter during 2015. Within that application, they reported the district/charter from which the student withdrew. Each of these students was moved from the prior LEA to the new/expanding charter in the base special education counts for each of these prior district/charters and the new/expanding charter.
  • Individual LEAs may have had a decrease in their 10/1/14 enrollment and poverty counts as compared to counts reported 10/1/13.
  • Districts may have had a decrease in the reported number of parentally placed private school or home schooled students within their district boundaries reported 10/1/14 as compared to the reported counts on 10/1/13. This would affect the total enrollment used in the formula.
  • There was an increase in the number of Arizona LEAs eligible for IDEA funds due to new non-profit charter schools opening during the 2014/2015 school year.
  • The increases in the total special education base count, total enrollment, and students living in poverty resulted in the funds being spread further among eligible LEAs.

Struggling Adolescent Readers with Anita Archer

Struggling Adolescent Readers with Anita Archer

July 7-9, 2014

Struggling Adolescent Readers Middle school is a critical learning period for students experiencing reading difficulties. It is in grades six through eight that struggling readers may fall seriously behind their peers, jeopardizing their chances for success in high school and beyond. Yet despite the importance of the task of teaching reading, middle school teachers are often forced to use reading curricula that are outdated, impractical, or simply don’t work. During this three‐day conference, Dr. Anita Archer will help participants master the most current research‐validated strategies for increasing fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and decoding skills. Anita Archer serves as an educational consultant to school districts on effective reading and writing instruction, classroom management, and design of effective literacy programs. She is nationally known for her work on instructional procedures and design and is the recipient of eight Outstanding Educator awards. In addition, Dr. Archer has taught at San Diego State University, the University of Washington, and the University of Oregon.

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Contact: Linda Mosteller
Professional Development Coordinator
Professional Learning and Sustainability
(602) 542‐4469