'Early career educators' recognized in the Marana school distric - Tucson News Now

'Early career educators' recognized in the Marana school district

MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Marana school district educators are being recognized for their significant accomplishments as young professionals in their first to fifth year of teaching.

Fifteen teachers from schools in the Marana Unified School District were nominated by their school principal for going "above and beyond to provide a quality experience for students," according to district officials.

“Being recognized as an outstanding early career educator in our community is a wonderful accomplishment,” stated Nancy Mahon, president of the Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Key Women Educators, an organization that supports early career educators. “It is important that we continue to increase awareness of the value of public education and the vital role our teachers play in the social, emotional and educational development of our children.”

The following honorees attended an awards brunch on Saturday, April 5 and received a one-year membership to Treasures for Teachers:

Vanessa Sampson, Quail Run Elementary, 2nd Grade

Mary Kompe, Picture Rocks Intermediate, Spec. Ed 4-6

Kristin Robertson, Marana Middle School, Spec. Ed 7-8

Deborah Herrmann, Ironwood Elementary, Kindergarten

Michele Wilcox, DeGrazia Elementary, 2nd Grade

Katherine Kent, Marana High School, Spec. Ed

Audra Brown, Estes Elementary, 4th Grade

Billie Jo Lash, Roadrunner Elementary, 1st Grade

Megan Hawkes, Tortolita Middle School, Social Studies 7-8

Megan Wilson, Coyote Trail Elementary, Kindergarten

Lisa Rickel, Thornydale Elementary, Physical Education

Kristin Terpstra, Twin Peaks Elementary, 2nd Grade

Stephanie Lippert, MCAT High School, Dental Assisting Program

Maria Fallon, Butterfield Elementary, 1st Grade

DeAnna Furphy, Desert Winds Elementary, 2nd Grade

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