Salutes & Awards

May 3, 2012

Superintendent receives prestigious state award

Story and photo by Natalie Lakosil
Staff Writer
IMG_4199
Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, presents Superintendent Dr. Ronda Frueauff, Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools, with a certificate for the commanders award for public service. Frueauff is the recipient of Arizona’s Distinguished Administrator award in the Superintendent division, which she will formally receive in Tucson on June 11.

“Do what you love and it will make your soul rich. Do what you do, if you knew every dream could come true. When you are doing what you love it feels as if you are flying.” No limits but the sky, a passage Superintendent Dr. Ronda Frueauff, Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools, used to describe her feelings.

Frueauff was recognized by Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, Tuesday when she was presented with the Commander’s Award for Public Service. This award came after she was selected to receive the Arizona School Administrators Distinguished Administrator Award in the Superintendent category.

The educator will formally receive her award June 11 in Tucson; however Potter wanted to take an opportunity to recognize her accomplishments with her friends and staff in attendance.

“You truly are pivotal in growing the next generation. I couldn’t be happier and prouder today to recognize you for what you have done and what you will do in the future in front of your peers,” Potter told Frueauff in front of more than two dozen colleagues and friends.

“I sincerely appreciate your acknowledgement of my dedication to the school community and I am honored to serve,” Frueauff said. “I am so pleased to accept this recognition on behalf of many people. Many in the audience have encouraged me and been very supportive of all the things I have done and have helped me walk through all the open doors that I have been able to walk through with enthusiasm.”

“I feel very honored and overwhelmed and humbled. I love what I do and every day is a new day. It all leads to some really good experiences for the students,” Frueauff added.

Bonnie Austin, director of Special Education and Federal Programs, nominated Frueauff for the distinguished award.

“She is just an extraordinary leader in every capacity. She has tremendous vision. Many administrators have vision but along with that she understands the strategies and action steps for getting things done. She has really proven that in her seven years of being here,” Austin said.

Two elementary schools and one middle school have been built since Frueauff became superintendent. Smith Middle School started out as her concept of where we wanted students to be in the 21st century, and that was truly her vision. That is going to be seen in August when the new school opens, Austin said.

“It just came with her thoughtful reflection, what needs to happen for students turning into the future and the 21st century learner. We know that there is tremendous work that we are doing but she is certainly at the forefront of knowing what our kids really need on the local, state and national levels, Austin added.

I think she is well recognized as a leader, whether it is in the superintendence or other people who seek out her advice on many things, myself included,” Austin said of Frueauff.

Frueauff came up with the idea to implement a district instructional leadership team, which involves 16 teachers with three members from all sites. The goal is to look at the instructional framework and what excellent instruction looks like. If that is really addressed, then we know student achievement is going to increase, Austin said.

Frueauff has an excellent rapport with the army community, that is evident through her appointment to serve on the army educational summit council, Austin said.

“Her accomplishments are daily. She is one that is constantly advocating for the students that attend school here but also just advocating for all students. I think she is a very strong leader, I don’t see her as being anybody to ring her own bell. She is very focused on the task of her job and the magnitude of that,” Austin said.

“To me, it just seemed that the award so suited who she is on a daily basis and that it really was an honor to nominate her. She gives you the time to have meaningful conversations with her, and one of the things I love about her and that even though she is out of the classroom, so to speak, she is just an extraordinary teacher. I learn something from her every day,” Austin said.

Frueauff ‘s accomplishments since she has been superintendent of the Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools include:

2012 — Was hand selected by the Governor’s Office of Education and Innovation and State Superintendent of Instruction to serve on the Arizona Steering Committee to establish an integrated technology system for Arizona schools

2011 – present — Delegate to American Association School Administrators Governing Board

2011 — Arizona School Administrators Association – Secretary/Treasurer

2008 — Received the Commanders Award for public service from the Department of the Army

Professional affiliations include: Arizona Association School Administrators; American Association of School Administrators National Rural Education Association; Team Cochise County Alliance; and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Frueauff‘s community service and leadership roles include: work with Children Family First Council; Workforce Development Regional Board; Community Action Board; Army Leadership Council; Military Child Education Coalition; Military Impacted School Association and National Association of Federally Impacted Schools Association.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Video captures by Thom Williams

2-13th Avn. Regiment dedicates building to memory of UAS warrant officer

Video captures by Thom Williams Members of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Edward Balli’s family and other guests watch as Army officials unveil the plaque on Balli Hall during Tuesday’s memorialization ceremony. The building was n...
 
 
Robert Shields

Fort Hood shooting victim seeks to inspire others

Robert Shields Army 1st Lt. John Arroyo works on strengthening his right hand while his occupational therapist, Katie Korp, looks on at the Center for the Intrepid in Brooke Army Medical Center’s rehabilitation center at Join...
 
 
Maci Hidalgo

New home opens for predator drones at Libby Airfield

Maci Hidalgo Brig. Gen. Edward Maxwell speaks to the attendees during the 214th Reconnaissance Group, 162d Wing, Air National Guard ribbon cutting ceremony at Libby Air Field on Fort Huachuca. Maxwell said the new facility will...
 

 

TRICARE patients must attest to health care coverage

WASHINGTON — As tax season begins, Defense Department officials want to remind TRICARE beneficiaries of changes in the tax laws, which require all Americans to have health care insurance or potentially pay a tax penalty. For the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, all U.S. citizens, including Service members, military retirees...
 
 

Civilian of the Month

Steven Hall Agency: CECOM Logistics and Readiness Center, Communications Security Logistics Activity Position and duties: Facilities manager, and team lead for mailroom, property and supplies How long at current assignment: Since July 2007 How long in government service: 35 years, including 10 years in the military Residence: Sierra Vista Family: “Wife Debbie who resides with...
 
 

Pay off holiday debt in sensible manner

Some people spent too much on holiday gift giving, travel and entertaining, and now the credit card bills are coming due. Many are shocked to realize just how much they’ve spent. Paying for holiday expenses well into the new year doesn’t create the kind of holiday memories anyone wants. When a family’s income is stretched...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin