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

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

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

Sandra Noriega at White Elementary

Sandra Noriega teaches fourth grade GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) at White Elementary. Noriega says it was her child’s GATE teacher—also at White Elementary—who motivated her to become a teacher.

When her own two children, now young adults, attended White, Noriega volunteered in... Read more

Kathleen Bowman from Manzanita Elementary

Kathleen Bowman teaches fifth grade at Manzanita Elementary. She teaches social studies and one of the math classes.

Student Sarah Rose nominated Bowman because she says her teacher “has ways that really help me and other kids” and “knows how to teach us in a way that we can really... Read more

Linda Anderson from Acacia Elementary

Linda Anderson admits that she took awhile to start her teaching career. Although it was something she always aspired to, she ended up working at a bank for many years before she became a teacher.

Anderson says it was her friends at church who urged her to return to school and finish her... Read more

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Top Photo: Mrs. Walker at Acacia is honored.

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

Congrats to this past school year's Dr JAW Orthodontists' Teacher of the Month! And many, many thanks to all the students who took the time to nominate your favorite teachers! See you again in August! Read more

Sean Taylor teaches fourth grade at Rio Vista Elementary. But when Taylor was a student, some of his teachers told him he would never read or write.  Read more

Ashley Korchmaros teaches fourth grade at Acacia Elementary and is the Bear Essential News and Dr JAWS Orthodontists Teacher of the Month! Read more

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