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In this inspiring episode of the "SUSD Spotlight" podcast, we dive into the extraordinary life of SUSD parent, Minda Dentler, a powerhouse of determination and inspiration. Minda, the first female wheelchair athlete to complete the Ironman World Championship, shares her incredible journey from an orphanage in India to the global stages of advocacy and athletics. SUSD is proud to have her as a parent and a role model within the community. Tune in to hear Minda discuss her trailblazing path, the impact of her children's book "The Girl Who Figured It Out," and her powerful message of perseverance that challenges us all to redefine identity beyond disability. Join hosts Dr. Menzel and Kristine Harrington for an unforgettable conversation with a woman who lives by example, showing what it means to overcome adversity and achieve the unimaginable.

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Across the nation, National Board reviews the practice of accomplished teachers to evaluate whether they represent the values and standards of excellence in education. In SUSD, we have nearly 70 National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) across our 29 schools. On this episode of Spotlight, we sit down with NBCT Susan Leonard, an Ingleside Middle School educator and SUSD’S lead trainer for NBCT candidates. We dive into a fun conversation about education excellence and how teachers in 2024 can feel appreciated and recognized for their achievements. 

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OUR SCHOOL

Tonalea Middle School is located in south Scottsdale, just north of the Tempe border in the Coronado Learning Community.  Nestled amidst a lush landscape of towering trees and sprawling greenery, our middle school offers a serene sanctuary for learning. The school's architecture reflects an innovative design, with each grade level housed in its own distinct pod. These pods, characterized by their open-concept layouts and abundant natural light, foster a sense of community and belonging among students and teachers alike. Within these spaces, collaborative learning thrives as students engage in lively discussions, group projects, and hands-on activities.
 

OUR COMMUNITY
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Tonalea Middle School is in the heart of the Coronado Learning Community.  Students from Pima, Yavapai, and Hohokam come together to learn and grow as they prepare to attend Coronado High School. 

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  • OUR LEARNING COMMUNITY

The Coronado Learning Community in the Scottsdale Unified School District is a vibrant and diverse educational environment dedicated to fostering academic excellence and holistic student development. With a focus on collaboration and innovation, Coronado provides a supportive community where students can thrive both academically and personally.

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OUR PRINCIPAL
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Dr. Tamara Jagodzinski is the principal of Tonalea Middle School. She is beginning her 26th year in education.  She has worked for the last 23 years in the Scottsdale Unified School District.

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