Camelback Principal Named Rodel Exemplary Principal

Posted by Community Relations Department on 12/26/2012

Dr. Chad Gestson has been named one of 13 finalists for the 2013 Rodel Exemplary Principal Award.  He joins Betty Fairfax’s Dr. Zachary Munoz as the only two high school principals on the finalist list.  From the finalists, seven honorees will be announced in early January.  The finalists were selected “for their ability to inspire their staffs to contribute to school-wide success and the development of a campus that is high achieving, safe, orderly and welcoming,” according to the Rodel Foundation.  Exemplary Principals provide professional development, and mentoring to Rodel Aspiring Principals, creating a pipeline for educators who can eventually lead high-need schools. 

“Our greatest source of pride is our campus climate. When students feel happy, safe and challenged, and the adults on campus are respected, trusted and viewed as leaders in the change process, then the environment is ripe for improvement,” Gestson said.