This past weekend, our 2016 Ambassador for Excellence Mike Vargas (Freshman Physics Teacher at Pinnacle High School) joined colleagues and leaders in education from Kindergarten to College focused on STEM instruction at the STEMteachers PHX Unconference.
Janice Mak, 2016 AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year semifinalist, is a STEM teacher at Explorer Middle School in Paradise Valley Unified School District. Late last week, Janice hosted the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program for her students at Explorer Middle School. Two other Paradise Valley Schools also participated in the program: Fireside Elementary School and North Ranch Elementary School.
A Guest Blog Post by Christine Marsh
Christine Marsh is a High School AP English Teacher at Chaparral High School in the Scottsdale Unified School District and the 2016 AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year.
I could write an entire novel about my wishes for the New Year! I have so many hopes and dreams for education in our state, but unfortunately some of them would require some sort of metaphoric Santa Claus in order for the wishes to be reality.
In the essence of time and space, I am limiting my hundreds (or thousands) of wishes to four, and none of them require Santa Claus.
We announced the winner of the 2016 AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year title on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at our Annual Teacher of the Year Awards Luncheon: Christine Marsh, an 11th and 12th grade Advanced Placement (AP) English teacher at Chaparral High School of the Scottsdale Unified School District.
This exciting announcement was made before more than 600 attendees including Arizona educators, elected officials and business leaders. [Read more…]
The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) announces its 2016 Arizona Teacher of the Year Ambassadors for Excellence. Of these five Ambassadors, one will receive the coveted title of AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year at the Nov. 19 awards luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore.
The annual Teacher of the Year program is the premier event of the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF), a statewide organization that promotes and awards the exceptional achievements by Arizona’s public school teachers.