Tucson Values Teachers surprised five local educators this week with the Teacher Excellence Award. As a special edition of the award for Teacher Appreciation Week, Tucson Values Teachers asked students to submit video nominations, highlighting ways their teachers are going above and beyond with virtual instruction. More information on the winning teachers and the student-submitted video nomination can be found here.
Teachers that received the Teacher Excellence Award this week include:
Monica Baden: 4/5 GEM teacher at Twin Peaks K-8 in Marana Unified School District. She was nominated by Nathan Bockstahler. His video can be found here.
Corinne Angello: JTED culinary arts teacher at Mountain View High School in Marana Unified School District. She was nominated by JP Paegel. His video can be found here.
Amanda Campbell: 2nd grade teacher at Canyon View Elementary School in Catalina Foothills School District. She was nominated by Cadence Moore. Her video can be found here.
Jennifer Knight: 1stgrade teacher at Soleng Tom Elementary School in Tucson Unified School District. She was nominated by Braxton Brown. His video can be found here.
Kasie Betten: English teacher at Desert View High School in Sunnyside Unified School District. She was nominated by a group of her students. The video can be found here.
Winning teachers received flowers, $250 cash courtesy of Helios Education Foundation, a $50 gift card to Office Depot thanks to the South Tucson Cyber Lions, plus another $100 gift card for additional school supplies.