At the suggestion of Pima JTED's former interim superintendent Dr. Marybelle McCorkle, the District's Governing Board unanimously approved naming the new JTED @ STAR campus to honor Superintendent/CEO Alan L. Storm, Ph.D.
Sunnyside Assistant Superindent Dr. Eugenia Favela, who worked alongside Dr. Storm for more than 20 years in SUSD, addressed the Board at their regular October meeting, "Dr. Storm's influence is still felt in the district, because of his strong advocacy for all students, of student health and well-being, his support of nurses, counselors, early childhood -- the list goes on and on." She added, "We all feel that Dr. Storm is still a part of us, and his name on the JTED building will bring everything full circle."
Dr. Storm, obviously touched by the sentiment during the meeting, was soon laughing with Board members as they tossed around possible names such "Storm Center" and "The Eye of the Storm."
Watch the time-lapse video of ESB recently setting three pre-fabricated modules into place.