EVIT Superintendent's Update - August 2018
Posted on 08/09/2018
EVIT Superintendent's Update - August 2018Welcome, 2018-19!
The new school is off to a great start at EVIT. We have nearly 5,000 students at our central campuses in Mesa and branch campuses in Apache Junction and Fountain Hills. We also have an enthusiastic group of new teachers joining our great faculty who go above and beyond to be champions for their students. To quote the Carrie Underwood song, they are “invincible, unbreakable, unstoppable and unshakeable!”

Customized training
Also this year, we have welcomed Steve Waldvogel to our staff. Steve, who comes to us from career and technical education in Oklahoma, is implementing the third type of training EVIT offers in addition to high school and adult programs: Customized training for business and industry. If your business has a training need, please reach out to Steve to see if EVIT can help. Call 480-461-4111.

New superintendents
EVIT is looking forward to working this year with three new East Valley superintendents: Ember Conley in Mesa Public Schools, Kevin Mendivil in Tempe Union and Shane McCord in Gilbert Public Schools. A good working relationship between EVIT and our superintendents makes it possible for East Valley students to have quality career and technical education opportunities.

Certified Dietary Manager
In partnership with Crandall Corporate Dieticians, EVIT hopes to start offering a Certified Dietary Manager program for adults yet this semester. Students in this program will receive 90 hours of training over approximately 16 weeks to earn certification required to work as dietary managers in nursing homes, long-term care, assisted living facilities and more. 

New name, new member
Under legislation passed last session, Arizona’s Joint Technical Education Districts (JTEDs) have been renamed Career Technical Education Districts (CTEDs). Each CTED is composed of member school districts. The EVIT CTED, which now includes 10 East Valley school districts, may be getting a new member this fall. The governing board for the Cave Creek Unified School District has put a measure on the November ballot that will allow Cave Creek voters to decide whether their district will be part of EVIT. We welcome the opportunity to provide Cave Creek students with advanced career training.

Get out the vote
With the primary this month and the general election in November, there are many local and state races that impact education. We encourage everyone to research the candidates and vote for those who you believe can make a positive difference in public education, including career and technical education.

EVIT Superintendent's Update - August 2018

EVIT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its programs or activities. CTE program offerings include: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications; Auto & Transportation Services; Construction Technologies; Culinary Arts & Hospitality; Education; Engineering; Health Sciences; Human Services; Information Technology; Manufacturing Trades; and Public Safety. For a full listing of programs, go to evit.com/programs. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in EVIT CTE programs. The following employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX/Title VII/EEOC Coordinator, EVIT Superintendent, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201 or call (480) 461-4000, or by email at superintendent@evit.com; Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Tony Niccum, STEPS, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201, or call (480) 461-4154 or by email tniccum@evit.com

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