Maybe it's a teacher's aid who really helps out in the classroom?
Taylor Morrison, in partnership with KEZ 99.9 FM want to honor these great educators in our community throughout the 2013-2014 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 & Taylor Morrison. 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 together 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: Mandy Gallegos
4686 E. Van Buren St., Ste 300
Phoenix, AZ 85008
A special thank you to our banquet sponsor The Capital Grille.
Mr. Whitehead gives 200% to his kids. He not only teaches, but he also works tirelessly with the kids on volunteer efforts around the school, including but not limited to charity concerts, service club, relay for life and others. In addition to his efforts with volunteering, he goes the extra mile and takes a large group of kids to Washington each year to see the history they are studying. Mr. Whitehead is truly interested in not only teaching these kids about history, but also wants to get them interested in learning so they will go out themselves and learn on their own. He makes the class fun by dressing up as George Washington on Presidentsí Day and tells the kids the day before he will have a substitute teacher the next day. He has taught my nephew, daughter and now my son. When my son struggled this last quarter he sat down with my son and I and talked about what he could do to help. I don't know many teachers that would spend that much time on one student. If all teachers were like Mr. Whitehead we would be beating the entire world in educational standards. Working in a public school is difficult. You cannot pick and choose your student base. Mr. Whitehead takes that as a challenge and works harder than any other teacher I have encountered.