Teacher Excellence Award Winners

Christine DeBono

An entire entourage came out to help us surprise Christine DeBono, Advanced Math teacher at Cottonwood Elementary, in the Vail Unified School District, with our OfficeMax/OfficeDepot and TVT Teacher Excellence Award. Family members, district and school leadership, even Christine’s former second grade teacher who later had the honor of hiring Christine at Cottonwood were in attendance. What a moment!

Christine was nominated by Principal Bobbi Mayeux who said, “Chrissy is a driven and dedicated leader! Her belief and leadership in building trusting relationships has promoted a positive school climate. She provides the most effective instructional delivery approach to meet the needs of all her students. Chrissy conscientiously implements a student-centered approach to instruction by increasing opportunities for engagement and inquiry exploration. She encourages her students to meet their potential and genuinely believes that all of her students can be successful. Chrissy constantly recognizes the efforts of others, encourages students to recognize each other, and promotes the belief that what we do collectively impacts the lives of children.”

Kudos to you, Christine! Keep up the excellent work, we truly appreciate all that you do for students and our community! #AZTeachersRock #thankateacher

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