Education Services Agency (ESA)
Director: Lannie Gillespie lannie.gillespie@navajocoNuntyaz.gov
Becky Benda-Dodd - Early Childhood Education Specialist, First Things First Lab School Director becky email@example.com
Kalman Mannis - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STE/A/M)Specialist and Professional Peer Coach firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Schmitt - Race to the Top Coordinator email@example.com
Background on the ESA
Our vision encompasses educational services for students, teachers, administrators, and school board members throughout Navajo County. To ensure the best for our students, the ESA hosts continuing education programs adn opportunities for professionals to help ensure student success.
Under the umbrella of the ESA are services offered to schools and students, unique to Navajo County. The agency is a division of the Navajo County School Superintendent's office which also houses the Special Services Consortium, HOPE school (juvenile detention education), NCAD, and the Navajo County Instruction for Success High School (NCIS).
The Navajo County ESA is also a part of a three county consortium (Apache, Navajo, & Coconino) that was created by Governer Brewer and the state County School Superintendents, the Northeast Arizona Regional Center
Professional Learning Opportunities
The ESA provides professional development both digitally (online courses & webinars), workshop style, and face-to-face in a peer coaching format.
Topics currently available (but not limited to):
- Project Based Learning across the curriculum
- Peer Coaching
- Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) lessons
- Basic Microsoft Office Applications
- Online Security/Cyberbullying
- Multimedia in the classroom (specific software and tools use)
- Distance collaboration and communication (epals, SKYPE, webinars)
- K-8 Science projects and programs
- Art Integration in Science, Math, Social Studies, and ELA classrooms
- Educational Game
- Virtual Labs and Virtual Fieldtrips
- Writing for Classroom Grants
- Common Core ELA and Math, phase 1 and 2
To schedule a workshop, webinar, or classroom program please contact either Kal (STEM) or Vicki (Common Core)
Connect with the ESA Team
Monthly Newletter - See Journal page on this site: http://ncesaz.org/ncesa-newsletter-journal/
Tech Blast - a short weekly email of reviewed grants, sites, and a how-to (email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list). The text of the message can also be found at the TechCenter.
N.E. AZ Regional Center - information and events sponsored by Coconino, Navajo, and Apache county's School Superintendent's offices.