Tag: Arizona

Mahamed’s Story: Part 1 (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Guest blogger:  Maryann Moll, Teacher, Ombudsman Arizona Charter East In August 2006, we enrolled a student named Mahamed. Mahamed was 20 years old, born in Somalia and an immigrant to the United States. He knew little English and had little ...

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Arizona Charter Schools Service Learning Project: Coins for Cancer

More than 700 Ombudsman Arizona charter school students in the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas have achieved their goals of participating in a statewide community service project and becoming leaders in the community. Last month, Ombudsman Northeast Charter director Dale ...

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Ombudsman Operation Graduation 2010 Winners

I am excited to announce the winners of Operation Graduation 2010 – and to recognize the Ombudsman operations managers, center directors and staff who helped students earn their high school diplomas this year. Thank you for inspiring our graduates to ...

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Arizona Charter Graduation Slideshow


Choice, Not Chance, Determines a Student’s Destiny

Choice, not chance, determines one’s destiny. ~Unknown Choice.  It is a pretty powerful word and one that many take for granted.  Last week, I attended two Ombudsman graduations in Arizona, where more than 200 Ombudsman charter students became high school ...

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Kelvin and Shawn: Reality Therapy in the classroom

Guest blogger: Brian Patterson Dr. William Glasser’s Choice Theory/Reality Therapy is foundational to Ombudsman’s approach to helping students. Brian Patterson, Ombudsman director in Glendale, Ariz., is certified in Reality Therapy, Choice Theory and Lead Management by the William Glasser Institute. ...

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