Communications and Community Engagement

Cory McCloskey

Cartwright's award-winning 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. The Department handles all external and internal communications, our website, videos, marketing & advertising for the district, interpreter/translating services for parents and presents Cartwright's Award of Excellence awards at every Governing Board Meeting. The Department has won several ASPRA (Arizona School Public Relations Association) Awards. 

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Veronica SanchezVeronica Sanchez
Director of Communications & Community Engagement

Veronica Sanchez is an Emmy award-winning former journalist. Before she 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.




Alma SoteloAlma Sotelo
Language Services Coordinator

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 the district 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.



Valeria EspinozaValeria Espinoza
Communications Coordinator

Valeria Espinoza is an Arizona native. She is currently perusing her Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy with an emphasis in Nonprofit Leadership and Management at ASU. She is currently the Communications Coordinator but started at Cartwright as a monitor, then transitioned to the IT Department as an Information Systems Technician. Valeria is proud to be a Cartwright alum. She attended Sunset Elementary and Desert Sands Middle School. She is also the Director for Education Support Professionals for the Cartwright Education Association. Valeria is happy to serve her community and highlight our students.


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