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Cherokee Redevelopment Project

Project Overview

At its regular board meeting on October 16, 2018, the SUSD Governing Board voted unanimously to redevelop Cherokee Elementary School.

This project's goals were determined by the first two Community Forum meetings.

Cherokee Elementary School

Upcoming Meetings

March 25, 2019 — 6:30 p.m. — Community Forum #4

  • Cherokee Elementary School, 8801 N. 56th St., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 [Map] in the Cafeteria
  • Recommendation Review

April 11, 2019 — 3:00 p.m. — SUSD Governing Board Study Session (Tentative)

  • Mohave District Annex, 8500 E. Jackrabbit Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85250 [Map] in the Room A-B
  • SUSD Governing Board to be briefed on the recommendation for the Cherokee Elementary School Project

April 16, 2019 — 5:00 p.m. — SUSD Governing Board Regular Monthly Meeting (Tentative)

  • Coronado High School, 7501 E. Virginia Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85257 [Map] in the Board Room
  • SUSD Governing Board to decide on the recommendation for the Cherokee Elementary School Project

April 29, 2019 — 6:30 p.m. — Community Forum #5

  • Cherokee Elementary School, 8801 N. 56th St., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 [Map] in the Cafeteria
  • Design Direction Presentation

Completed Meetings

March 19, 2019 — SUSD Governing Board Regular Monthly Meeting
March 7, 2019 — Governing Board Study Session (Project Update)
March 6, 2019 — Visioning Meeting #5
March 1, 2019 — 'Alternative' Community Forum #3
February 20, 2019 — Visioning Meeting #4
February 6, 2019 — Visioning Meeting #3
January 28, 2019 — Cherokee Project Community Forum #3
January 23, 2019 — Visioning Committee #2
January 16, 2019 — Cherokee Visioning Committee. #1
January 7, 2019 — Cherokee Project Community Forum #2
December 17, 2018 — Cherokee Project Community Forum #1 [Flyer]
December 11, 2018 — SUSD Governing Board selects Phoenix-based Orcutt Winslow as project architect.
October 16, 2018 — SUSD Governing Board voted to redevelop Cherokee Elementary School with voter-approved bonds.

 Cherokee Visioning Committee

This committee, appointed by the Cherokee principal, will work between Community Forum meetings on the details of the Cherokee project. It is comprised of Cherokee parents, neighbors, teachers and staff.

Staff

Walt Chantler 
Paul Andersen
Amber Lindsey
Nikki Kaiser
Melissa Millstein
Jenni Holland
Melanie Usher
Anne Waddington
Carrie Robinson
Mike Wacaser 
Brenda Nelson
Judy Droz
Peggy Kaiser
Amanda Shapiro

Community

Chief Peter Wingert
Peggy Minard
Timothy Bidwill
Skip Robinson
Rachel Loftin
Kami Galvani
Mason Renfer
Christy Wright
Matthew Pittinsky
Bridgett Sechrest
Valerie Pesch
Melinda Gulick

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Project Contacts

Architect:

Orcutt Winslow
(602) 257-1764
2929 N Central Ave
11th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012
info@owp.com

SUSD Facilities Director:

Dennis Roehler
droehler@susd.org
(480) 484-8503

Cherokee School Principal:

Walter Chantler
wchantler@susd.org
(480) 484-8710

Project Goals

Memorable Goals for Cherokee Elementary School Redevelopment Project - Click to view larger