Student Spotlights

Our May Student Spotlight: Meet Kennedy
May 26, 2020

Meet Kennedy Muller a fifth-grade student at New Way Academy in Phoenix, AZ. She was diagnosed with triple deficit dyslexia and a specific learning disability in reading in 2018. The family had been supplementing her schooling with tutoring and advocating for years with the public schools, but nothing was helping. When Kennedy was officially diagnosed, […]


Meet Mireya – Where Are They Now Student Spotlight
April 1, 2020

This is a “Where Are They Now” Student Spotlight told from Mireya’s perspective. Over four years ago, as a Senior at San Miguel I made the hardest decision of my life, to move across the country on to attend Georgetown University in Washington, DC. These dreams culminated on May 17th, 2019, when I placed my […]


Meet Kai
March 1, 2020

Meet our February Student Spotlight: Kai Taras, a sophomore at St. Augustine High School in Tucson. A graduate of St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Kai chose St. Augustine because of its strong academics, small size and the clear evidence of the school’s Catholicity. Kai has made the most of her time at the school, making an […]


Meet the Hammond Family
February 4, 2020

Meet the Hammond Family who attend the Valley Christian Schools (Valley Christian High School, Valley Christian Jr. High and Valley Christian Elementary). Ethan, the oldest, is a Junior, Elise is a Freshman, Daniel is in 6th grade and Lauren is in 4th grade. Their mom, Nicole is a single mom and chose the Valley Christian […]


Meet Elsa
November 19, 2019

Meet Elsa an 8th grader at CASAS Christian School in Tucson. She has an interesting story to tell for her Student Spotlight. When I was born, my family lived in China. My parents are linguists who study the minority languages of China, most of which are spoken in remote rural areas. Every few years, our […]


Meet the Haynes Brothers
October 30, 2019

Meet the Haynes Brothers: Adam is a Senior and Josh is a Sophomore. They have very different circumstances but both found a home at Desert Christian High School in Tucson. Adam is high achieving student who has never struggled academically and Josh receives Disabled Displaced funding because of his 504 plan. Sean, their father, works […]


Meet the Velasquez Family
September 24, 2019

The Velasquez family feels fortunate to have found St. Timothy’s Catholic School in 2015.  They were looking for an educational environment that is faith-based, offers strong academics and has a strong community.  At that time, their middle child, Cristian, was just beginning kindergarten with severe food allergies.  The family wanted to make sure they were […]


Meet Maddox
August 28, 2019

Meet Maddox, a kindergarten student at Phoenix Christian Preparatory School. Maddox came to the Rinnier Family when he was just two days old and was later adopted by the family at 15 months. He was the eighth child from his biological mother who struggled with homelessness, mental health issues and substance abuse. The Rinnier Family […]


Meet Hunter
July 17, 2019

Meet Hunter, he is starting his fourth year at New Way Academy in Phoenix.  Hunter is twice exceptional (2e) which means he is classified as gifted but also has learning disabilities. His learning differences were identified around age 5-6 after seeing his struggle with phonemic awareness and handwriting in preschool despite his gifted intellect.  After looking […]


Meet the Hilton Family
May 29, 2019

Meet the Hilton family, Dad Nathan is a registered nurse who works in Mesa and Gilbert AZ and his wife Tania is a full-time homemaker and a certified health coach.  The oldest Caleb is in 6th grade, Greyson is in 4th grade and Madelyn the youngest is in 2nd grade.  They all attend Christ’s Greenfield […]



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