#MakingOurMark: Opening Doors for Marana students


As we count down to Marana's trip to Denver for the All-America City gathering, we're highlighting all the ways Marana is making its mark. Inspired by our farming and ranching heritage, we'll be highlighting Marana's official Branding Iron alongside many of the incredible people who make this Town an All-America City. Are you Making Your Mark on Marana?  Let us know by using #MakingOurMark, and we may feature your story here.

Marana's Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes offer more than just vocational training for their students.  With dozens of programs spanning all kinds of different careers, Marana Unified School District gives its students the chance to discover a hidden passion for welding, perhaps, or an abiding love of early childhood education.  Cathie Raymond directs this program, and there are few things she loves more than visiting the classes in action.  

"Every one of our programs is offering teenagers a chance to figure out what they want to do after high school," she explains.  "Visiting the early childhood classroom is especially exciting, because I see two levels of learning happening: the experience of our high schoolers working with young children, and the experience of those young children themselves as they begin their educational careers."

Cathie is making her mark on Marana through her tremendous contributions to the CTE programs.  Her efforts are part of what make Marana an All-America City.