Academy for Success

Our Mission

The ultimate goal of the Academy for Success, our Cartwright Alternative Education Program, is to teach appropriate social skills and behavioral techniques that will enable students to function successfully on a regular school campus.

Our Goal

Is for all students to generalize positive learned social and behavioral skills following the Boys Town model that are desired and expected in different educational settings across the school day and when transitioned to their least restrict environment (LRE).


Kristan Kurtz
Director
kris.kurtz@csd83.org
  Kris is in her thirty-third year of serving as an educator.  She began her career in Missouri as a physical education teacher and coach for 14 years.  It was in Missouri that she first started her administrative career as an assistant principal in a K-5 elementary school.  She has been in the Cartwright School District for thirteen years and served as the assistant principal and principal at Starlight Park Elementary School for a combined eight years.  She is currently in her fifth year as the Director of Safe Schools and of Academy for Success, the district's alternative behavior program.
Fabiola Ruiz
Fabiola Ruiz
Administrative Specialist
fabiola.ruiz@csd83.org
 Fabiola began her time at Cartwright at Tomahawk Elementary as a bilingual aide. She served as an administrative assistant at both Estrella Middle School and Manuel Peña Elementary for a combined 15 years.  She has served as an administrative specialist at Academy for Success since it opened 4 years ago.  She has three boys who also all attend Cartwright schools.

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