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“I am a second career teacher,” says Michelle Reed. She spent over 18 years working as an engineer. She made the move because, she says, “I was spending all my vacation time volunteering in the classroom.” Read more

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A Detroit-area transplant, Julie Groce came to Arizona six years ago and is in her third year at Tanque Verde and is this month's Dr Jaws and Bear Essential News Teacher of the Month! Read more

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BASIS Primary teacher is this October's Bear Essential News and Dr Jaw Orthodontists teacher of the month! Read more

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Heather Walker from Acacia Elementary is Dr Jaw and Bear Essential News September Teacher of the Month! Read more

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Dr. JAW Orthodontists and Bear Essential News congratulate the outstanding educators recognized this past school year. Keep the nominations coming! Read more

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Katie Patoka works as a teacher aide in the morning, and teaches history and English in the afternoons at Redeemer Lutheran School. Read more

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Ocotillo Ridge Elementary's Kristin Thomas is Dr. Jaw's May Teacher of the month. Read more

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Samantha Kunk "fell in love" with teaching despite not wanting to follow her mother into the career. Read more

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Fifth grade teacher spent nearly a decade in front of a Phoenix class before moving to Tucson. Read more

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Alba Burke guides students into the world of academia and the English language. Read more

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