The foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains

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Community Schools


Director:  Travis Kolter

Travis Kolter


2101 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
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Jennifer Dooley, Principal​​,  Valley View Early Learning Center

Deborah Ross, Community Schools Executive Secretary

Site Leads:

Canyon View: Janelle Gary-Sanchez
Ventana Vista: Erin Usie-Cooper
Sunrise Drive: Sabrina Romero
Manzanita: Ashley Glaser
Orange Grove: Myranda Christianson
Esperero: Janelle Gary-Sanchez

The mission of Catalina Foothills Community Schools is to unite the schools and community by:

• Providing education and services that meet the needs and interests of learners of all ages.
• Developing partnerships for sharing resources.
• Building a sense of community through positive community relationships.

Community Schools is unique in CFSD because it is the catalyst for developing relationships between the community and the schools. It is the catalyst for facilitating programs that meet the needs of students, families, and community members beyond the regular school day. It promotes the positive connectedness of students and community members to their schools.

People care about the community in which they live, and Community Schools works to turn that caring to sharing-of resources, of skills, of time, and of dreams.