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ARIZONA TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2011
JANUARY 25 AT 7:30 PM
EIGHT, ARIZONA PBS

Eight celebrates excellence in teaching.  The Arizona Teacher of the Year program is the only statewide program that spotlights the outstanding contributions of all Arizona teachers.  Poignant profiles of the five finalists include students, administrators and colleagues sharing insights into what they believe makes their nominee so remarkable. Arizona Teacher of the Year 2011 airs Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. on Eight.

The 2011 nominees include:

Pam Barrier
12th Grade Economics & Free enterprise
Boulder Creek High School, Anthem
Deer Valley Unified School district

Brandi Dignum
Kindergarten - 6th Grade Music
Richardson Elementary School, Tucson
Flowing Wells School District

Amanda McAdams (Teacher of the Year)
10th Grade English
Apollo High School, Glendale
Glendale Union High School district

Josh Tabor
9th – 12th Grade Mathematics
Canyon del Oro High School
Oro Valley
Amphitheater Public Schools

Andy Townsend
5th Grade
Elvira Elementary School, Tucson
Sunnyside Unified School district

An Eight original production made possible by the Arizona Educational Foundation.

About Eight, Arizona PBS

Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture -- utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget.

Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.