METRO TECH PRINCIPAL PAYS IT FORWARD, BECOMES MENTOR
For three years, Metro Tech High School Principal Kate McDonald participated in the Beat the Odds program, leading her school to the gold award and designation as a Beat the Odds School. Today, she is paying forward her insights and experiences as a Beat the Odds mentor. Read More
BTO SUCCESS STORY: FRANCES OWEN HOLAWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Francis Owen Holaway Elementary School Principal Chris Gutierrez is a leader with relentless dedication to student achievement. At his school, everyone takes responsibility for student success. Read More
BTO SUCCESS STORY: MELVIN E. SINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
It was a great school year for Tish Mineer, principal of Melvin E. Sine Elementary School. She was named Principal of the Year in the Glendale Elementary School District, students' vision has newfound clarity, and she's set her sights on an important public service campaign for 2014-2015. Read More
BTO SUCCESS STORY: NORTH CANYON HIGH SCHOOL
North Canyon High School Principal Elaine Jacobs is an accomplished lifelong learner with a penchant for diversity in high school education. She takes pride in her school's ethnically diverse student population as well as its myriad of programs from International Baccalaureate and honors to special ed, leadership opportunities in 40-plus clubs to a wide variety of elective offerings and sports. Read More
BTO SUCCESS STORY: THE GOLD AWARD WINNERS
This year, only two schools in the state received Beat the Odds gold awards -- the highest level of achievement in the Beat the Odds program. Read More
Beat the Odds Institute Wins
Expect More Excellence Award
Expect More Arizona, a nonprofit advocacy organization, created the Expect More Excellence Tour to shine a light on what Arizonans are doing all over the state to make progress toward a world-class education.
Beat the Odds Institute has been awarded the Judge’s Pick spotlight for its rigorous, multi-year school improvement program, which provides mentoring and training for principals at low-income, high-minority K-12 schools. The Beat the Odds spotlight features academic achievement at Burk Elementary School in the Gilbert Public Schools district.
“We are especially proud that our hardworking principals and their mentors received this recognition,” Beat the Odds Director Dr. Marjorie Kaplan said. “We are honored to receive this award and appreciate the work Expect More Arizona is doing to showcase programs that ensure all children have the opportunity to succeed regardless of their background, income or zip code.”