Communications and Community Engagement

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The Communications and Community Engagement Department is committed to promoting positive stories within the Cartwright School District. We believe that by informing parents and students about the wonderful academic programs Cartwright offers and the local community events provided, their lives will be enriched and they will thrive in and out of Cartwright classrooms. If you have a touching story about a parent or pupil, please reach out.

Communication Team

Veronica Sanchez Veronica Sanchez
Director

Name: Veronica Sanchez


Designation: Director


Phone: (623) 691-4003


Email: veronica.sanchez@csd83.org



Before Veronica Sanchez came to Cartwright to serve as Director of Communications and Community Engagement, she had a long career in television news. She was the consumer reporter at the NBC affiliate, Channel 12 in Phoenix and also reported in Las Vegas, NV and Fresno, CA. Veronica is passionate about communications and loves to tell the stories of Cartwright students.


Katie Francis Katie Francis
Communications Coordinator

Name: Katie Francis


Designation: Communications Coordinator


Phone: (623) 691-4053


Email: katie.francis@csd83.org



Katie Francis is a native of Arizona. She grew up in the East Valley and later attended Northern Arizona University, graduating with a degree in Public Relations. She has 8 years of experience working in educational communications. She has written for many publications and currently produces a bimonthly newsletter for teachers and staff. Katie loves working in education and helping students and their families.


Alma Sotelo Alma Sotelo
Language Services Coordinator

Name: Alma Sotelo


Designation: Language Services Coordinator


Phone: (623) 691-4032


Email: alma.sotelo@csd83.org



Alma L. Sotelo-Vargas, has been the Language Services Coordinator for the Cartwright School District, since September 2008. Alma started her career with the Cartwright School District in 1999 and has held different positions through her career at Cartwright. She came to Cartwright after working for the Los Angeles Unified School District for seven years. She is passionate about facilitating communication between the English and the non-English speaking community.