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Brittany Camden teaches fifth grade at Gale Elementary. This is her third year at Gale. Camden previously worked as an inclusion specialist and behavior specialist at Cottonwood Elementary.  

Camden was excited to make the move to a new school a few years ago because “I heard wonderful... Read more

Elyse Greenberg teaches kindergarten at Donaldson Elementary
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Elyse Greenberg teaches kindergarten at Donaldson Elementary. This is her sixth year teaching, and she works hard to make sure her young pupils leave her classroom with the skills they need for a bright academic future.  

“Kindergarten is the first opportunity to instill a love of... Read more

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Top Photo: Teacher honored at school assembly.

The friendly doctors and staff at Dr. JAW Orthodontists work hard to give kids happy, healthy smiles. Dr. JAW wants to give teachers in Southern Arizona... Read more

Nina Jolly, Howell Elementary
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Nina Jolly just finished her 12th year of teaching kindergarten at Howell Elementary. Previously, she taught middle school science before taking a break to raise her two daughters.

Jolly enjoys the way the young students soak up information. 

“I think kindergartners are like... Read more

Craig Culbertson, Wright Elementary
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Craig Culbertson teaches fifth grade at Wright Elementary. This year marks his 13th teaching at the school. 

Culbertson is a Tucson native who started his career working in sales. He worked at a kiosk selling wireless phones, and later was a district sales manager. He says his students... Read more

Stacy Marr, Tanque Verde Elementary
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Stacy Marr teaches third grade at Tanque Verde Elementary. She has been teaching there for ten years, and she also did her student teaching at TVES. 

Marr is a Tucson native who recalls loving the classroom when she was a third-grader. She says she was good in school and loved working... Read more

Lisa Johnson, Coyote Trail Elementary
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Lisa Johnson teaches a 5th/6th grade gifted class at Coyote Trail Elementary. She has been teaching for two decades.

Johnson was born in Phoenix and attended the UofA—she started out as a psychology major. She says her experience as a camp counselor led her to teaching.

“I really... Read more

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Tricia Stewart teaches a 2nd/3rd grade multiage class at Coronado K–8 School. She is also the Ben’s Bells Kind Campus coordinator for the school.

“I was not a traditional college student,” explains Stewart. “I had to work full time and take classes at night to get my degree. It was hard... Read more

Jack Murphy from Centennial Elementary
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Jack Murphy teaches sixth grade at Centennial Elementary. He teaches math to all the sixth-graders in addition to teaching literature and reading for his homeroom class.

Murphy taught fifth grade for many years at Centennial before moving to sixth grade two years ago. He says his own... Read more

Tiffany Thompson from Agua Caliente Elementary
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Tiffany Thompson teaches third grade at Agua Caliente Elementary. She says it was her own third-grade teacher who inspired her.

“I always thought that it would be neat to be a teacher when I was a kid,” says Thompson. She says her students might be surprised to learn that school was not... Read more

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