Achievement Above All - Greenway High School

Achievement Above All - Greenway High School

Teacher of The Year Darrell Barrett

Darrell graduated from Casa Grande High School, received his Bachelor of Science in Education degree from NAU, and then came to Greenway in January of 1980.  His teaching assignments at Greenway have included all grade levels of Language Arts, School Within a School and Read 180.  Additionally, Darrell has coached freshman baseball and freshmen football, and is currently an assistant coach for the Golf team.

Darrell’s colleagues are eager to contribute comments of support.  The following are just a few of the many remarks received:

One teacher comments that “Darrell is a true student advocate.  He has high expectations for students both academically and behaviorally.  He is also quick to see the humorous side of just about anything.”

Another teacher states that “Darrell is a big reason the faculty and staff is the way it is.  He is the epitome of what Greenway represents:  do the job to the best of your abilities, and when you’re off the clock enjoy life and those around you.”

Student of The Year AJ Stockwell

Throughout his 3+ years at Greenway AJ has been recognized and honored for a variety of accomplishments.  AJ has been on the Principal’s list every semester with a perfect 4.0 GPA, and has exceeded the Standards in all four of the AIMS tests.  AJ has had perfect attendance for 3 years, 4 months and 3 days. Additionally, AJ has received recognition as a Scholar Athlete in track.

AJ’s participation in a variety of extra-curricular activities and service organizations is equally notable.  He has been a member of the Cross Country team for 4 years, and is currently the co-captain of the team. AJ will be competing this Saturday at the State Cross Country Championship Meet.  He has also been a member of the track team for 3 years (soon to be 4 after this year’s season.)  AJ has been an active member of Greenway’s Peer Mediation organization, which is a group of students who are nominated, interviewed, selected and trained to assist students in resolving conflicts before those conflicts escalate to more serious problems.  Additionally, AJ has been an active member of National Honor Society for two years, and is currently the president of this exceptional organization.  AJ was a Boys’ State delegate for 2009, and has participated in Unitown as both a delegate and a counselor.  AJ’s participation and leadership in organizations such as these are illustrations of his extraordinary character and giving heart.

 Some of AJ’s teachers offer the following coments:

----Amy Braun, one of AJ’s social studies teachers comments that “AJ is a bright and intelligent young man. He has a wonderful work ethic and engages himself in his education.  He is a good role model to his peers and balances his education and extra-curricular activities in a way that makes him a very well-rounded individual.”

----Ana Cortes, Spanish Teacher and Unitown Presenter states that “AJ is a model scholar, athlete and person.  He is open to everyone and can be counted on for anything that is asked of him.  As a Unitown counselor he has been an incredible leader.”

 AJ lists his favorite subjects as Cisco Networking, AP Physics, AP US History, AP Government and German.  He has many favorite teachers, and he comments that they demonstrate that teaching is more than just a job, and that they really care about students’ success.  After high school, AJ’s life will surely continue to be eventful.  His plans include college to student a science or engineering discipline.

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Support Staff of The Year Linda Miller 

Linda is a West High School graduate, and also attended Phoenix College.  She spent 21 years as the Glendale Union High School District Substitute Coordinator before coming to Greenway in 2006. 

“I consider myself truly blessed to have an administrative assistant who demonstrates every day that one of her highest priorities is to anticipate the things that I will need and attend to them before I even ask.  As the “office manager” she maintains organization, facilitates cooperation and models collaboration.  Lisa Wakefield, our ELL teachers states that “Linda is always available to help or stop and answer a question no matter how busy she is.  She is the epitome of service to the staff.”  I would like to add that Linda is the model of ideal customer service to everyone who walks through the door, be it a parent, student, substitute teacher, community member or vendor.  I am always confident that with Linda out front everyone who visits us will have the best first impression of our school as is possible.

I would like to include one more comment about Linda from Barbara Carlson, our Community Based Program teacher, who offers “Linda is kind and generous beyond measure.  She and her husband purchased a Wii system for the kids in Community Based so they could work on their coordination and have fun.  She is always thoughtful and goes above and beyond for the Sunshine Committee.  She is simply a lovely human being.”
                                                            --Greenway Principal Michael Dellisanti

Here is just a sample of the many, MANY responses that were received about Linda Miller: 

----Ana Cortes, Spanish teacher writes, “Linda has a super positive attitude.  She is a great listener.  She supports all of us in any way she can.  She is very patient with all of us, and gets right on task and solves problems quickly.”

Glenda Goguen, our Career Center Specialist offers, “Linda is always willing to lend a helping hand, and when I have questions she either knows the answer or finds the answer to assist me.”

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Student Group of The Year 

Greenway’s Achievement Above All Student Group of the Year, the Greenway High School Boy’s Basketball Team, coached by Head Coach Howard Mueller and Assistant Coaches Wade Orton and Ross Monaco. 

The Greenway Boy’s Basketball team had an amazing season last year.  In the world of sports, perfection is something that not many athletes ever get to experience.  This group was perfect.  A season record of 30-0 led them to an undefeated Region and 4A State Championship.  Their accomplishments brought pride to Greenway, and the resulting school spirit was phenomenal.  Team captain Jon Hawkins was named Region Player of the Year and First Team All-State.  Additionally, Coach Mueller was named Region Coach of the Year, Arizona Big School Coach of the year, and was the recipient of the Phoenix Suns Cotton Fitzsimmons Award.