Superintendent's Blog


A Thought about Thinking

As any teacher can tell you, they spend a lot of time on thinking. They spend a lot of time planning, assessing and evaluating thinking. And as an educator for nearly 30 years, I too have done my share of thinking about thinking. But, you don’t need to be a teacher to enjoy thinking about thinking.

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STEDY Comes to the Completion of our First Year in Operation

Look how far we’ve come! As we approach the end of our school year, we were reflecting on how far, how fast we have progressed this year. STEDY has come to the completion of our first year in operation. With that, please see some of the things we were up to in our first year. While the list below is broad, it is not complete. To mention everything STEDY has accomplished would be tedious. Many items on the list may seem rather negligible, never-the-less they are a “first” and represent a landmark for STEDY....

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STEDY Family and Friends

Dear STEDY Family and Friends,

We want to express our deepest appreciation for all the determination and support you provided the Southwest Technical Education District of Yuma (STEDY) regarding the restoration of JTED funding

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Calling All Entrepreneurs

We often hear an adult ask grade school students; "What do you want to do when you grow up?" The fact of the matter is, according to the MacArthur Foundation, close to 65 percent of elementary students will have jobs in the future that don't exist today. And while an interest in a particular vocation is important, being successful is not necessarily solely dependent on interest. At STEDY, we have a desire to help students reach their dreams, perhaps the most important thing we can do is enable their entrepreneurial skills. Since many of the jobs of tomorrow don't exist today, those students that have developed an entrepreneurial mindset will have more opportunities even if their career of interest doesn't work out. They will have the knowledge and ability to take concrete steps to do something and learn from the outcome. As enablers of entrepreneurship it is important for us to encourage students to make personal connections and help them become involved in face-to-face opportunities so they can meet potential mentors, partners, and experts. It has been said entrepreneurship is a team-sport. 

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