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FALA Welcomes New
Executive Director

FALA welcomes Laura Kelly as its new Executive Director, succeeding Becky Daggett, who led the school for the past five years.

Kelly began her professional career in journalism and has worked as a newspaper reporter, radio talk show host, travel writer, cultural columnist and magazine editor. She segued into journalism education in the early 90s and has taught at The American University in Washington, D.C., the University of Florida and Florida International University in Miami.

In 1997 Kelly received a Fulbright Scholar Award and taught journalism in Tirana, Albania, for a year and began an eight-year stint of living and working in Eastern Europe as a media trainer and consultant. In 1999 she was awarded a Knight International Press Fellowship to plan and create an international journalism program in Slovakia. She was recruited in 2003 to head the Journalism and Mass Communications Department at the American University in Bulgaria. During her eight years abroad she worked with student journalists and media outlets in Kosovo, Armenia, Georgia, Burma and Mongolia. She was the executive director of The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra for four years and worked for the Flagstaff Arts Council to create the ArtBox Institute, a professional development course for artists. She was selected for a second Fulbright Scholar award, and returned to Flagstaff in December 2014 after spending a year in Kyrgyzstan teaching storytelling.

Kelly says she is thrilled about her new position with FALA. “We all know how crucial the arts are to the spirit and tenor of our city. And we all recognize the need for transformative education and schools where our young people can flourish and expand. FALA is a community gem buffeted by so much talent, energy, professionalism and goodwill. I look forward to using my talents and skills to increase possibilities,” Kelly said.


A single taxpayer can contribute up to $200 and a married couple filing jointly can give up to $400 annually.

To download and print out the flyer below, click onto it We thank Joan Carstensen Design for designing our tax credit campaign materials.

Watch this student-created, very short video explaining the Arizona School Tax Credit!

FALA can make monthly debits to your checking or savings account! Simply return this form to Office Manager Lexi Pineda.




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Volunteering at FALA

Interested in joining our team of parent volunteers? It is an excellent way to be part of the FALA community and to be of huge service to our school. If you're interested call Executive Director Laura Kelly at 928-779-7223.




Admissions Information Session

Join us at 5:30 p.m. at the Coconino Center for the Arts for information about becoming a FALA student

Feb. 4--High School Admisson session


FALA Governing Board

Pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the Board of Trustees of Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy, Inc. and to the general public that the Board will hold its next regular meeting open to the public on Thurs., Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. in room 1 on FALA's campus.




Congrats to 2013 FALA graduate Rachel Beck for the recognition of your talents and efforts in the May 30, 2013 edition of the Arizona Daily Sun.


Carpooling Information

Parents have organizied carpools!. If you'd like to coordinate a carpool from your neighborhood, please contact our office at 928-779-7223.

We list these names as a convenience for our parents. FALA bears no responsibility for their conduct or driving.

If you live in the following neighborhoods, please contact the parents below:

Walnut Ridge: Tammy Newbury 928-853-6451

Ponderosa Trails: Kristi Bade 928-600-7879

University Heights/Highlands: Abe Springer 928-699-8241 or Judy Springer 928-699-1027

Sedona: Gayle Glomski 928-451-5705

Boulder Point: Jean Bowman 774-7702 or Marcella Hill 928 607 9838

Sunnyside: Carynn Davis 928-593-0294

Doney Park: Debbie Bodin 928-527-1677

Mountainaire/Kachina Village: Monique Klabis928-614-5645



Check this space daily to see if FALA is having a regularly scheduled school day, a snow day or a delayed start day.


FALA determines when to call a snow day independent of FUSD. We base our decision on the weather forecast given by the National Weather Service, road conditions, and snow removal efforts on our campus.

If FUSD makes any determination about the school day because of weather, FALA will alert you to our status in three ways: we will have daily updates here on ou website, we will ask KNAU to make an announcement about FALA's status and we will have a recording on our office phone by 7 a.m.

If FALA has not called a snow day, but roads in your neighborhood remain uncleared, we ask you to take your student's safety into consideration when determining whether he/she can safely travel to school.




FALA has earned an"A+ from the Arizona Department of Education. See ADE's website for additional information.
Link to Arizona District/Charter Approved FY14 AFR (Annual Financial Reports) on the Arizona Department of Education website.




Congratulations to FALA Grad Lani Weis. FALA 2015 graduate Lani Weiss was featured in the Arizona Daily Sun last May. We want to congratulate her. Read More...




Monthly Deductions Help Your Budget

Arrange monthly payments to pay student fees and make donations (including tax credit contributions)!

Return this form to Office Manager Lexi Pineda.


Mandatory Forms for Parents

NCLB Free & Reduced Lunch

McKinney-Vento form

AZ Residency form