Annette Reichman has been named the new superintendent of Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

Reichman’s first day will be July 25.

ASDB has been operating under interim leaders since October 2013.

Reichman has served as the director for the office of special institutions within the U.S. Department of Education for 11 years, where she monitored and oversaw federally funded special institutions. She previously served as the chief of the deafness and communicative disorders branch of the Department of Education.

Mountain View students

take honors in conference

Mountain View High School Future Business Leader students took home top honors at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. 2016 State Leadership Conference last month.

  • Kyle Brendenkamp
  • took first place in computer problem-solving and also qualified for the national leadership conference.
  • Austin Pavloff
  • took first place in database design and applications, in FBLA principles and procedures and in introduction to parliamentary procedures. He also qualified for the national conference.
  • Jacob Flaim
  • and
  • Jordan Sutton
  • earned second place in management decision-making.
  • Bailey Erickson
  • earned second place in computer applications and also qualified for the national conference.
  • Marko Kreso
  • took fifth place in introduction to information technology and qualified for the national conference.
  • Riley Sutton
  • earned fifth place in intro to parliamentary procedures.
  • Caleb Shane Smith
  • (intro to business),
  • Harrison Sharp
  • (business law team), and
  • Ivana Kreso
  • (business calculations) will also attend the national leadership conference.

Ironwood Ridge student named semifinalist in Shakespeare event

An Ironwood Ridge High School student was named a semifinalist in the 33rd annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition.

Tristan Odenkirk performed a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare on stage at the Lincoln Center in New York City on May 2 after winning the Tucson competition.

The English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition is a school-based program designed to help students develop their speaking and critical thinking skills and their appreciation of literature.

New Amphi STEM school

names principal

Michael McConnell has been named principal of a new school being built in the Amphitheater School District

The K-5 school will have a focus on science, technology, engineering and math and is slated to open for the 2017-18 school year.

McConnell has spent his entire 21-year career in the Amphitheater district, serving as the principal of Lulu Walker Elementary for the past five years.

He also taught kindergarten for 11 years and has served as an instructional support assistant and an assistant principal.

Dinner to benefit

Treasures 4 Teachers

Dinner at La Cocina on Tuesday evening will benefit the Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson organization.

As part of La Cocina’s Tuesdays for Tucson program, which supports local nonprofits, 10 percent of the night’s proceeds will be donated to Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson.

The event is from 5 to 10 p.m. at 201 N. Court Ave.

Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson provides educational supplies and creative materials to teachers, giving them tools for their students’ success. All resources are donated by the community and businesses for repurposing, thereby diverting materials from the landfill.

Desert Sky to hold open house

Desert Sky Community School is hosting an open house May 14.

Families with children who will be in grades kindergarten through fifth next school year are invited to visit the charter school, 1350 N. Arcadia, from 10 a.m. to noon.

To attend, RSVP by Wednesday by calling 745-3888.

Desert Sky’s programming is inspired by Waldorf education, which emphasizes teaching appropriate to the child’s developmental level.

Compiled by reporter Alexis Huicochea. Contact Alexis at ahuicochea@tucson.com or 573-4175. On Twitter:

@AlexisHuicochea