Charlie Kanarish of The Jones-Gordon School Recognized as Student of the Month by Arizona State Board of Education

(PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. – March 11, 2024) – Charlie Kanarish, a 12th grade student at The Jones-Gordon School has been recognized as the March Student of the Month by the Arizona State Board of Education.

Kanarish currently serves as the student body president of The Jones-Gordon School, an innovative private school in Paradise Valley, Ariz. serving learners in grades 1-12.

The Student of the Month distinction acknowledges a student’s character, quality, and achievements.  Kanarish will be recognized by the State Board of Education at its March meeting.

“Charlie, as a student and president of the student body, epitomizes the foundational values of our school – creativity, curiosity, courage, resilience, mindfulness, and kindness,” noted Dana Herzberg, founder and head of school at The Jones-Gordon School. “This honor serves as a well-deserved accolade for his exceptional dedication and academic prowess. We are immensely proud of Charlie as he actively embodies the mission of The Jones-Gordon School, empowering and motivating every student to surpass their boundaries and strive for excellence.”

Kanarish is expected to receive the AP Capstone Diploma in May and will be attending Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University in the fall on a presidential scholarship. Kanarish serves as a volunteer for Miracle League of Arizona, an adaptive baseball program for children and adults who have special needs.

For more information on The Jones-Gordon School, please visit

Written by
at Mar 11, 2024

Share this article