Governing board

Members of TUHSD, Tempe Elementary and Kyrene school districts gathered Tuesday night to discuss a program that could lean toward more individualized learning.

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During Tuesday night’s Kyrene School District Governing Board meeting they honored Assistant Hardware System Specialist Ana Lappegard for the work she has done throughout her years at the school district.

Lappegard, who will be retiring next Friday, thanked governing board members.

“I’ve gotten the chance to work with awesome teachers and great kids. I’m going to miss working with my Kyrene family,” Lappegard said.

When she was done addressing the board, Lappegard received a standing-ovation from board members and attendees at the meeting.

Along with Lappegard getting recognition, Kyrene de la Paloma Elementary School fifth-grader Ruby Trella received recognition for being a recipient in the Environmental Art Contest.

Trella was one of 17 winners of the art contest, with more than 700 contestants.

The Environmental Art Contest began 10 years ago designed to involve students to come up with art designs promoting a more green environment.

“The main reason for my drawing was because many people don’t know about storm water pollution and how it affects our environment,” Trella said.

The iTeach program was also discussed during the meeting, with a PowerPoint and video presentation.

Emily Patten went through the program and said she felt infinitely prepared afterward when she began teaching at Kyrene de la Paloma Elementary School two years ago.

“It gave me that advantage to not only survive my first year of teaching, but to make an impact in student achievement,” Patten said.

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