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AZIBS Students of the Year

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Pictured from left to right: PYP Student of the Year- Dorothy Star, Madison Simis and MYP Student of the Year- Marley Ayala Schumacher, Global Academy of Phoenix

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Pictured from left to right: CP Student of the Year- Kyle DeRosier, Chandler High School; Spirit of IB DP Student of the Year- Elizabet Ostapenko-Rogers, Odyssey Institute; and DP Student of the Year- Brynley Ferris, Canyon del Oro

AZIBS Teachers of the Year

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Pictured left to right: Caleb Kulfan, DP Teacher of the Year,Verde Valley School; Brittney Bazum, MYP Teacher of the Year, Kyrene Middle School; and Michelle Storcz, PYP Teacher of the Year, Quail Run Elementary

AZIBS 2023 Roundtable

AZIBS 2022-2023 Annual Dues

IB Brags
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  • Well done Anthem MYP students!  These dedicated students raised funds and collected donations for the Pinal County Animal Shelter and the American Cancer Society for their service-learning projects. The students were able to donate over $1000 and more than 20 large yard bags filled with donation items. We are very proud of their accomplishments and willingness to help others!

  • Congratulations! Barry Goldwater High students were recently recognized for their Giving Closet for providing resources for school and community. Sensational! 
  • This is amazing! Willow Canyon has recently added two new IB programs, the MYP and the CP, along with two new coordinators, Wendy Goetschius for the MYP and Nick Ellis for the CP. AZIBS welcomes you and we look forward to working with you!
  • Dr. Davis put on an amazing night of community building for all IB program students a couple of weeks ago, that just has to be shared. The students from the MYP, CP and DP programs at Westwood High gathered at Starfighter Arcade in Mesa for a night of fun as they rocked out, played classic video games and danced the night away together. Events like these showcase the excellent mindset and focus of our leaders. Way to go Dr. Davis!
  • There is exponential growth and excitement at Cholla High School!  They have grown from 4 DP Candidates to 19 DP Candidates! You are amazing and going strong!
  • The Cactus Shadows IB Class of 2023 achieved a 100% pass rate on the diploma. Now that is truly exceptional! Congratulations to your students and staff!
  • Way to go Desert Mountain, who has a whopping 57 Anticipated Diploma Program Candidates!
  • Congratulations on a job well done to Anasazi Elementary School who became an authorized PYP school in February of this year! We know you are going to be a great IB school!
  • At Puente de Hózhó Elementary School, in the Flagstaff School District, a few families came together with IB educators to create a community garden featuring native plants. They helped integrate information from the project into classroom units and continued the collaboration with K-3 classes and their art teacher.  The project was a resounding success and they now have future plans for more partnered projects around the school! What an amazing success! 
  • Hats off to Patterson Elementary School who has successfully created a mixed mentorship program through the formation of what they call PRIDES (their mascot is a panther). The purpose of this program is to provide each student with monthly opportunities to build relationships with another trusted adult on campus, along with students of all ages through activities aligned with the beliefs and values of the IB. Students stay with their pride leader and community for the duration of their time at Patterson. Wow, that's impressive work!
  • Desert Mountain High School IB students, with support from the entire community, will be staging “High School Musical” at their school.  We look forward to hearing the rave reviews! AWESOME!
  • Verde Valley School’s Caleb Kulfan, is the AZ IB Program Teacher of the Year! Congratulations, Caleb! His students already know how amazing he is, but now it's official!
  • At Quail Run Elementary in the Paradise Valley School District, a risk-taking group of 5th graders decided to take action by creating a student newspaper which has also sparked the development of an amazing new club at QRES. Theirwork is certainly going to leave a lasting impression on their school! Well done!
  • Madison Meadows Art students created art inspired by the iconic hibiscus flower in an effort to fundraise for The Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation after the devastating wildfires in Maui. Madison Meadows raised $2,000 during the Maui fundraiser to support Maui public schools. We are so proud of your efforts! You are amazing, Madison Meadows!

AZIBS Student Awards


  • AZ PYP Student of the Year (Winners announced soon)
  • AZ MYP Student of the Year (Winners annouced soon)
  • AZ DP Student of the Year (Click here to apply, due 6/1/2023)
  • AZ CP Student of the Year (Click here to apply, due 6/1/2023)