Arizona Educational Foundation names top ten teachers — one to be announced as 2017 AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year on November 17
- Christine DeBono, Second – Fifth Grade Math Teacher at Cottonwood Elementary School of Vail Unified School District;
- Michelle Doherty, First Grade Teacher at Encanto School of Osborn Elementary School District, Phoenix;
- Lori Lyford, High School Music and Choral Teacher at Chandler High School of Chandler Unified School District;
- Jena Phillips, Middle School Science Teacher at Bogle Jr. High School of Chandler Unified School District;
- Maria Plata, First Grade Spanish Immersion Teacher at Kyrene del Norte School in Kyrene School District, Tempe.
Karen Bristow, Twelfth Grade English Teacher at Buena High School of Sierra Vista Unified School District;
- Donnie Dicus, Third Grade Teacher at Manuel Peňa Elementary School of Cartwright Elementary School District, Phoenix;
- Kathy Hoover, High School CTE Sports Medicine Teacher at Kofa High School of Yuma Union High School District;
- Mina Lorona, Seventh Grade Language Arts Teacher at Villago Middle School of Casa Grande Elementary School District;
- Elaine Veatch, Fifth Grade Teacher at Longfellow Elementary School of Mesa Unified School District.