Teacher Feature: Jessica Fatina

Tue Nov, 2017

School: Rogers Ranch Grade: K-12 special education “At this point, I don’t know what I would do without everything I was able to buy,” said Jessica Fatina a special education teacher at Rogers Ranch. After earning a $5,000 grant from Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers last fall, Fatina was able to fill her special […]

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Teacher Feature: Jessica Castillo

Tue Oct, 2017

The transition from elementary school to middle school is not always an easy one. “Our goal is to make this change fun while transitioning students to their new environment,” said Jessica Castillo a sixth-grade language arts and social studies teacher at Rincon Vista Middle School in Tucson. “It is important for new sixth graders to […]

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Teacher Feature: Thomas Aron

Tue Oct, 2017

  Subject: Music School: Alta Vista Elementary   Do you believe in the power of music? Thomas Aron does. The band, strings and steel drums teacher at Alta Vista Elementary School trusts that music class can do something that no other subject can do. “The goal is to create a well-rounded student,” said Aron. “There […]

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Teacher Feature: Mary McGraw

Tue Oct, 2017

Name: Mary McGraw School: Anza Trail School District: Sahuarita Unified District Grade: First Since starting as a first grade teacher in Arizona nine years ago, Mary McGraw has always known what her classroom wish would be if the opportunity to cast it ever presented itself. “I have never had enough materials for my kids to read,” McGraw said. “There […]

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Teacher Feature: Leonora Baltazar

Tue Oct, 2017

School: Longview Elementary District: Osborn School District Grade: Kindergarten-Third Special Education Self-Contained Class This past August, Leonora Baltazar implemented a new reading intervention program in her special education classroom at Longview Elementary, something she never thought was possible. “As teachers, we often have big ideas of how we can do more and teach students better,” Baltazar explained. “Sometimes […]

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Teacher Feature: Linda Sullivan

Tue Oct, 2017

Teacher: Linda Sullivan Grade: Fourth School: Starlight Elementary School As a teacher of over 20 years, Linda Sullivan knows just how valuable $5,000 can be to a classroom and an entire school. “The needs of a school classroom are endless,” explained Sullivan, a fourth-grade teacher at Starlight Park Elementary in Phoenix. “It’s hard to know […]

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