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Message from our Superintendent

Dear TUHSD Community,

Just like the spring training season that has wrapped up in the valley, we have cleared third base and we are heading towards home. April is a busy month as students prepare for the final stretch of the school year and assessments, including AzMERIT and finals, to name a few. Be sure to check with your school on dates and times for assessments to ensure your student is well-rested and ready to do their best!

This is an exciting time of year, not only for students and their families, but also for us as educators. We can gain no greater satisfaction than to see our students graduating after putting in the work over the last four years. We look forward to recognizing our graduating seniors on Wednesday, May 23.

In the Tolleson Union High School District, we continue to have much to celebrate. I am pleased to share that we have two Sierra Linda staff members recognized with state Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) awards presented recently at the state leadership conference. 

First, the 2018 FCCLA Spirit of Advising Award went to Ms. Sonia Saenz, a culinary arts teacher and FCCLA advisor at Sierra Linda. Ms. Saenz also serves the Arizona FCCLA as a region 4 board member. This award goes to a family and consumer science teacher and FCCLA adviser who exemplifies the highest level of achievement in the development of their local chapter with regard to membership, leadership, dedication, and service.

The second award was the 2018 Arizona FCCLA Administrator of the Year, which went to Mr. Tim Madrid, principal at Sierra Linda. In his recognition as Arizona FCCLA administrator of the year for 2018, Mr. Madrid joins a distinguished group of career and technical education (CTE) directors, as well as district administrators/superintendents across the state of Arizona that have no doubt or reservation about the value-added impact that CTE and FCCLA has for family and consumer science programs and the student leaders across our state enrolled in them.

Congratulations, Ms. Saenz and Mr. Madrid!

Next, Ashely Haines, a University High alumni from the class of 2010, came back to speak to the seniors about her journalism success story. She currently works for Sean “P-Diddy” Combs’ promotion company. Ashely’s advice consisted of what steps to take in transitioning from high school to college, becoming a well-rounded student, and the importance of networking.

Mr. Jesse Delgado, district mentor for special services, is being recognized this year by the Arizona K12 Center. Recently, Mr. Delgado participated in an interview for Arizona K12's “3 P’s in a Pod” podcast. Thank you, Mr. Delgado, for representing the Tolleson Union High School District and for "Doing It With Pride!"

As always, our focus remains on student academic achievement with our staff teaching bell-to-bell every day.

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    Sincerely,

    Nora Gutierrez

    Nora Gutierrez
    Superintendent

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