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Betterton gets Rodel recognition for challenging kids

By Alexis Huicochea, Arizona Daily Star: http://tucson.com/news/local/education/betterton-gets-rodel-recognition-for-challenging-kids/article_b30eb784-f877-5935-96fd-880d905c1135.html
In Brittany Betterton’s classroom expectations are high. Students are on task, they are engaged, they are using higher-level vocabulary and thinking critically. Never mind that her students are 5 and 6 years old. The Elvira Elementary School kindergarten teacher has developed strong, consistent routines, creating an environment that appears to run effortlessly…

Meet the 2015 Rodel Exemplary Teachers

The Rodel Foundation of Arizona is proud to announce that 11 outstanding Arizona educators have been named 2015 Rodel Exemplary Teachers. These teachers, representing the best in the state, will each be asked to mentor high-potential student teachers from Arizona colleges of education. What sets the Rodel Teacher Initiative apart from typical student teaching programs…