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Flagstaff Junior Academy

Knoles Elementary

Marshall Elementary

Mountain English Spanish Academy & Northern Arizona University

Pine Forest Charter School

San Francisco de Asis
Catholic School

Sechrist Elementary I

Sechrist Elementary II


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P.O. Box 23583
Flagstaff, AZ 86002


Read what people are saying about TeamMastermind:

Current Curriculum Sales

  • FACTS (Family and Community Teaming for Students), Flagstaff, AZ
  • Herod Elementary, Houston, TX
  • Mt. Elden Middle School, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Mountain Elementary, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Reeths Puffer/Winter Sun Schoolhouse, Whitehall, MI
  • San Francisco de Asis, Flagstaff, AZ
  • St. John Bosco Catholic School, Chandler, AZ

Current On-Site Facilitation (all in Flagstaff, AZ)

  • Flagstaff Junior Academy
  • Knoles Elementary
  • Marshall Elementary
  • Mountain Elementary
  • Puente de Hozho Blingual Elementary
  • Pine Forest Waldorf Charter School
  • Sechrist Elementary
  • Switzer Mesa Montessori School
  • Thomas Elementary


"TeamMastermind is used in many of our schools, and both teachers and students are enthusiastic about the teamwork, creativity and critical thinking skills that are embedded in each lesson. TeamMastermind helps us round out our curriculum to teach human skills in addition to academic ones. I'm a fan!" 
- Barbara Hickman, Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction, Flagstaff USD

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"By combining artistic and literary works Mindy motivated students to expand their understanding of science and math concepts. We saw evidence of this in the student's daily work even when Mindy was not present. Students took that knowledge and applied those principles and processes in many content areas even outside the school environment.As experienced educators, we feel strongly that this program not only addresses standards, but also helps students with critical thinking skills." Read more...
-Page Ballard and Jim Novak, Marshall Elementary School

"What wonderful results have come! I have seen my students show a level of patience and consideration toward 'unpopular' ideas and 'unlikable' classmates ... My students have grown exponentially in interpersonal skills. As a long-time teacher ... I fully encourage the adoption of Mastermind into the curriculum. It is effective and clearly has objectives that meet Arizona State standards." Read more...
-Sue Wright, Sechrist Elementary

"My students are completely hooked! I have had many parents attend these sessions and they are very impressed at how their child blossoms and opens up during the projects. I feel very fortunate to be able to continue Mastermind this next trimester." Read more...
-Jaima Peterson, Knoles Elementary

"I have now been participating in Mastermind for 4 years with Mindy, and I can't sing the praises loud enough for this program... students who would normally be left out of a group for being a little different are often embraced because they think of extremely creative solutions ... This creates a bonding situation that is hard to duplicate in the classroom." Read more...
- Mark Despain, Flagstaff Junior Academy

"What a wonderful addition to our curriculum! Mindy Degraff has done a fantastic job developing TeamMastermind. The lessons are presented with enthusiasm and knowledge of just what students need for lifelong learning. Her program has made a positive difference in my classroom. My students have definitely improved in working together cooperatively." Read more...
- Penny Bettes, Fourth Grade Teacher, Sechrist Elementary School

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"On behalf of the Northern Arizona University's College of Education, I would like to thank you for your valuable help as a teacher for the Mountain English Spanish Academy / NAU Friday School partnership. This partnership is not only vital for preparing future educators, but is also vital for providing a rare and exciting opportunity for the MESA students" Read more...
-Jim Manley, Clinical Instructor at Northern Arizona University,
2000 Arizona Educator of the Year, 2000 Milken Educator,
1999 Presidential Award for Science Instruction

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"The seminars are thought provoking and offer all that is needed as an instructor to turn the classroom into an energy-filled, thoughtful, team oriented experience. As a parent who has been involved with the program since it's inception and who currently shares the teaching responsibilities with another/parent teacher, I can offer my heartfelt enthusiastic recommendation." Read more...
- Midge Fleishman, San Francisco de Asis Catholic School

"Your enthusiasm and acceptance has revealed in my daughter a self-assured nature I had not previously observed. Lindsey eagerly awaits each of your class sessions - each an opportunity to stretch and grow in a safe and challenging environment. Her self-esteem has increased greatly since you brought this program to her classroom." Read more...
Judy Jones, parent of an 8th-grade student at Pine Forest Charter School

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