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AC Squad

Meet the WUSD Academic Coaching Squad
Marie Putman, MA. Ed²
BB, RM 19     
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Born and raised in Arizona, Marie Putman has been in Winslow for a few years. Now she is enjoying all that Northern Arizona has to offer! MP enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking and rockhounding, eating all types of food, and learning to knit. She has dual MA's in Elementary Education from UoP and Educational Administration and Leadership from GCU. Marie has been in education for 18 years; she loves collaborating with teachers and creating new and innovative education solutions that can make an impact. Her motto is, "Learning is never 'done'."

Leslie Powers, BS. E.Ed.

BB, RM 19 
Leslie Powers was born and raised in California. After receiving her BS in Elementary Education from UoP, she lived and worked in Las Vegas in Clark County School District for about a decade. LP made her way to Winslow in 2010 and never looked back. She has taught in WUSD for 11 years in various primary grade levels, and she is back this year as an Academic Coach. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding and driving her horses, and kayaking in her free time. She looks forward to making a positive impact, building relationships, and providing support for teachers throughout the year. Her motto is, "Work hard. Play hard."


Briana Conatser, Ed. D.

BB, RM 19


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Briana Conatser was born and raised right here in Winslow. She is happy to be back here this year, but in a brand new capacity--academic coach! BC has taught ELA in various school districts across the state at a variety of grade levels, but she considers Winslow to be her "home court". She's been teaching for 10 years. BC has a BA in English from ASU, an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from GCU, and she has just completed her dissertation for her Ed. D. in Organizational Development with a study on teacher retention and support strategies. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing and coaching sports, spending time at the Creek, and traveling. She is looking forward to working with new and veteran teachers this year. Her motto is, "Better every day!"