What makes a good teacher great? Please join Eight, Arizona PBS as it salutes Arizona teachers with its Arizona Teacher of the Year 2012 broadcast Friday, January 27 at 9:30 p.m. This Eight original production features insights from students and colleagues who explain what makes each of the five award finalists so remarkable.
The Arizona Teacher of the Year program is a program of the Arizona Educational Foundation and the only statewide program that spotlights the contributions of Arizona's teachers. The program annually recognizes five exceptionally skilled and dedicated pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public school teachers. Nominees are those individuals who have gained the respect and admiration of students, parents, and co-workers. They play an active and useful role in their communities as well as their schools, often distinguishing themselves as leaders. They have a superior ability to help all students achieve.
2012 Teacher of the Year
K3 Reading Interventionist
Thompson Ranch Elementary School
El Mirage, Arizona