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Introducing: Blog Series

I am very excited to be launching a series of blogs that represent the many great things that the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) has to offer for our students.  For the next few months, I will be working with some of our leaders and directors to describe the...

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How Prescott Unified is working to address concerns about the Social Emotional and Mental Health Well-Being of Students Before, During and After this Pandemic

How Prescott Unified is working to address concerns about the Social Emotional and Mental Health Well-Being of Students Before, During and After this Pandemic

While the Covid-19 topic continues to dominate many conversations in the community and especially schools, we are headed toward some normalcy. Thank goodness. On January 22, 320 Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) teachers and staff received their first vaccine. In an unbelievable show of teamwork in our community, the process was as smooth as anyone could hope for. The second vaccine is scheduled for February 19th. Although the vaccines pave a clear way to get back to in-person instruction, it does take time to get to this finish line safely. PUSD will be phasing back to in-person learning….

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The Unplanned Year

Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays to all in our Christmas City of Prescott. We all know this is one of the most different years of our lives, and I wish you and your family all the best. No doubt, we are all honoring the importance of our families...

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Week of 11.9.20 Blog

Week of 11.9.20 Blog

I am honored to address our Prescott Community on Veterans Day. Our schools, like our community, carry great gratitude and respect for those who have served our country and preserved our freedom. Throughout a PUSD student’s pK-12 career, there are countless lessons,...

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Week of 11.9.20 Blog

The Prescott Schools Are Up and Running!

The Prescott Schools are up and running!  Like all of us, this has been a summer to remember.  It was a hot and hard summer, where much of what we knew and relied upon was stalled out; dead on the ground.  Getting these systems rolling again was no easy task.  Leaders...

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Roadmap to Reopening

Dear PUSD Families, Friends and Staff, Last night, our PUSD Governing Board approved our Roadmap to Reopening Schools. We also announced our intention to start distance learning on August 6, the original first day of school. We will be taking attendance and working...

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Roadmap Work Continues

Roadmap Work Continues

Dear PUSD Staff, Families and Community- Checking in with you this week, I want to express the genuine pride I have for our Prescott Schools and all the dedicated people who make up our school community. Our leadership committees continue working around the clock...

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Roadmap for Reopening

Roadmap for Reopening

Like every school and district in Arizona and most across the country, The Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) has been working nonstop to try and outline every possible way to reopen school safely for the 2020-2021 school year.  Last week, the Governor released...

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Community Communication RE: Governor’s Executive Order

Community Communication RE: Governor’s Executive Order

Dear PUSD Families, Staff and Community, Like every school and district in Arizona and most across the country, The Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) has been working nonstop to try and outline every possible way to reopen school safely.  Like all of you, we are...

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Congratulations Class of 2020!

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Please join me, fellow Prescottonians in saluting the class of 2020 as they wrap up undoubtedly one of the most different and challenging school years in our Prescott Unified School District’s 150 years of history.  We can all be very proud of our seniors who have had...

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Superintendent’s Blog Monday 4/13/20

Superintendent’s Blog Monday 4/13/20

As we enter into our 5th week of school closures due to the COVID-19 virus, it is clear that life is very different for everyone. While going into school closure is so counter to the way we wake up and face each day in our normal lives, like everyone, the Prescott...

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School Closures, Grading Parameters, and more

School Closures, Grading Parameters, and more

Hello PUSD Families- I know you are receiving lots of emails and information as this COVID-19 Virus creates a new reality for all of us. Most likely, you have heard that all public schools in Arizona will be closed for the remainder of the calendar school year, but...

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Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

All of a sudden, it is March!  We are just over a quarter away from watching our Prescott High School seniors graduate on their brand new field as the sun sets over Thumb Butte.  It is also a reflective time for the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD,) as the...

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“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“The time is always right to do what is right,” said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Today is a time to reflect on the bravery of standing up against oppression, and calling for change.  Strong education systems are right in line with MLK’s “Dream,” where equality reigns...

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Kids at HOPE

Kids at HOPE

Welcome to December and here’s hoping that you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday.  Of course, these next few weeks will be fun, fast and furious for the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD.)  This is such a great time of year for many of us being surrounded...

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A Community Crossroad; Keeping our Kids Safe

A Community Crossroad; Keeping our Kids Safe

  What a wonderful time of year it is with another full color fall in our town.  Halloween in Prescott is filled with fun and tradition as our neighborhoods work hard to decorate and entertain our kids for an unforgettable night of trick-or-treating.  I cannot...

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Reflecting on another great school year

Reflecting on another great school year

Summertime is a great time, in the Prescott Unified School District, to reflect on the past and get excited about the future.  This summer is no exception, and we have been busy with diving into data, adjusting goals, and orchestrating focused retreats to rededicate...

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