Maybe it's a teacher's aid who really helps out in the classroom?
Rio Salado College in partnership with KEZ 99.9 FM want to honor these great educators in our community throughout the 2012-2013 school year!
Students and parents of students are encouraged to nominate K-12 teachers who are excellent at their profession make a difference in their student's lives.
Each month, a Valley K-12 teacher will be selected from all the entries to be recognized for their outstanding contribution to education. KEZ's Marty Manning will visit the teacher's school to surprise them with their “Excellence in Education” Award, plus the surprise visit will be broadcast during the Beth and Friend's Show!
All winning teachers will be rewarded with $99, an Excellence in Education plaque and prizes from KEZ & Rio Salado College. In addition, each winner's photo will be featured right here on kez999.com! At the culmination of the school year all the teachers gather togehter for a banquet at The Capital Grille in Phoenix where $999 is awarded to one special teacher.
Fill out the online nomination form HERE or mail your Nomination to:
KEZ Excellence in Education
Attn: Christina Bernardo
4686 E. Van Buren St., Ste 300
Phoenix, AZ 85008
A special thank you to our banquet sponsor The Capital Grille.
He goes above and beyond in every endeavor. Travis teaches English Resource and co-teaches English Literature. Travis came into his current position when the focus was far below acceptable. Travis goes out of his way to help students achieve success and communicates progress with their other teachers as well as the students' parents. Travis is also the Blackhawks head wrestling coach. Williams Field High School is a newer East Valley high school and has had a different head coach each year, so stability was missing from that team. Travis has raised the bar for the athletic character. During the summer prior to the start of his season, Travis offered open mat for all athletes interested in the coming wrestling season, which was unpaid time. Travis had his athletes participate in community service various times at the high school including: weed pulling around campus, trash pick up around the football field, locker room cleanup, and again all of it was unpaid time. Travis wants to instill campus pride in his students and athletes. Travis's philosophy is and will always be "Lead By Example." Travis makes sure that his students and athletes know that he holds them to a higher standard, that they set the example that others strive to be...EXCELLENCE! Travis is a quiet, humble man and will never ask for recognition for his above and beyond character. He just wants his students to want to be successful in their lives!