AIA PRESS CENTER
Dr. Anna Battle
Desert Vista High School
Administrator of the Year Award Recipient
Since 2006, she has served as the principal at Desert Vista High School, which has been given considerable amounts of recognition as one of the best college-prep high schools in Arizona. First a collegiate athlete at Arizona State University and then a teacher of high-school students for twelve years and a coach of myriad school sports, Dr. Battle now enjoys teaching teachers and administrators' effective strategies to improve their academic performances of students in secondary schools. She is a visionary and quality team builder, has a positive attitude, self motivated, and is highly skilled at creating partnerships to enhance school improvement.
Not only is Dr. Battle dedicated many years to DVHS, she recently authored Trust and Leadership in (2010), which stresses the importance in schools' relationship among teachers, administrators, students and parents. Dr. Battle has also had her hand in The Principal as Student Advocate book. She is on the National Board of Certification of Athletic Trainers as well as being on the Arizona Department of Education Certified Teacher Adviser Council for 2011-12. She is very involved in the furthering her school as well as the education of administrators and students surrounding her.
Arizona Christian University partners with the AIA
The Arizona Christian University Firestorm already compete in 15 men’s and women’s collegiate sports in the NAIA, and are preparing to launch the inaugural season of ACU football in fall 2014. To broaden awareness of opportunities to compete as a student-athlete at ACU across all competitive sports, ACU is partnering with Phoenix-based AIA Sports Properties to engage high school student-athletes, families and fans throughout the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest.
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