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
2012 Ambassadors for Excellence
4th Grade Teacher
Queen Creek Elementary School
Queen Creek, Arizona
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Elementary School
9th Grade Honors & 11th Grade AP English Teacher
Perry High School