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David Baird, Maureen Kelly, Carolyn Flennor, Teacher of the Year Committee Members; Robert Kennerly, Teacher of the Year; and Dee Fife, Teacher of the Year Committee Chair. (Source: Marana Unified School District) David Baird, Maureen Kelly, Carolyn Flennor, Teacher of the Year Committee Members; Robert Kennerly, Teacher of the Year; and Dee Fife, Teacher of the Year Committee Chair. (Source: Marana Unified School District)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Robert Kennerly, a Career and Technical Education Teacher at Mountain View High School recently received the honor, presented by the Ohio State University Alumni Club of Southern Arizona.  Kennerly received the 21st Scarlett and Grey Excellence in Education Award.

Each year this award recognizes an outstanding teacher from a Southern Arizona High School.  Nominations are received from 42 high schools across the region; they are then ranked by a committee of Ohio State Alumni based on the following criteria - effective planning of instruction, assessment and analysis of student learning, innovation in implementation and adjustment of instruction and participation in professional development.

Kennerly received the award at the March 1, during the Alumni Club's Awards luncheon. He was recognized for this work with students in math, physics and engineering, but for his work with cross county and track and field. 

He was nominated by Mountain View H.S. principal, Patricia Cadigan, who said in a recent release, "Mr. Kennerly is the consummate professional and works endlessly to support his students and their future career goals."  She went on to say "Rarely does a person have the ability and desire to become a mentor and a role model for young people. Mr. Kennerly is not just a math and engineering teacher at MVHS but he is involved with our students by coaching cross country and track, tutoring before and after school and supervising students during football games and sporting events.  His positive attitude allows students to dream big and believe that those dreams can become a reality when couple with a good attitude and hard work.

Kennerly said he enjoys holding high expectations for his students whether or not it's in the classroom or in sports. Watching students see that they can reach those expectations and overcome challenges is one of his favorite things about teaching.

Dee Fife presented him with a plaque and a check for $500, in recognition of his achievement as the High School CTE Teacher of the Year.

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