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Tisha Cake: Bringing collaboration to math

By Corina Vanek, Arizona Daily Sun: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/tisha-cake-bringing-collaboration-to-math/article_0134c9b0-80dd-5a7b-95d0-43b35bf91d14.html
Cake, a sixth grade math teacher at Sinagua Middle School, is one of two Flagstaff winners of the Rodel Exemplary Teacher honor, which honors teachers in high need schools. Teachers are nominated by their principals and are interviewed and chosen by the Rodel Foundation. As a winner, Cake will be expected to mentor three college students and will be awarded $2,500…

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Sarah Hendricks: Teaching as an example

By Corina Vanek, Arizona Daily Sun: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/sarah-hendricks-teaching-as-an-example/article_0f4b5bc1-7c91-5ff6-8147-d188724b59fc.html
Sarah Hendricks decided to turn to teaching after years of working in customer service, when she wanted to set a better example for her own children. Hendricks, a kindergarten teacher at Thomas Elementary School, was one of three Flagstaff nominees for the Rodel Exemplary Teacher honor, which honors teachers in high need schools. Teachers are nominated by their principals and are interviewed and chosen by the Rodel Foundation…

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Tucson teacher excites kids about math

By Alexis Huicochea, Arizona Daily Star: http://tucson.com/news/local/education/tucson-teacher-excites-kids-about-math/article_14c2f354-9a4c-5f30-a2e5-83006e4ef195.html
When Polly Kimminau talks about math, she lights up. But it wasn’t always that way for the veteran Amphitheater math teacher. She recalls struggling early on in her education, but that all changed her sophomore year at Sabino High School when she met teacher Rick Hamilton…

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Walter Douglas Elementary teacher’s classroom goal: change the world

By Alexis Huicochea, Arizona Daily Star: http://tucson.com/news/local/education/walter-douglas-elementary-teacher-s-classroom-goal-change-the-world/article_05e08c05-cfe3-5581-8d58-925f034d4ce8.html
A student at the University of Arizona, Barber would major in anthropology, minor in French and move to Africa to change the world. Now 29, Barber did go on a journey — one that would land her in a Flowing Wells classroom rather than across the globe — but her mission remains the same…

YumaSun-News

Alice Byrne’s Reagle one of 15 Rodel teacher winners

By Sarah Womer, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/alice-byrne-s-reagle-one-of-rodel-teacher-winners/article_5c85f15c-958a-11e5-9124-0b57cd795f56.html
Anna Reagle was recently chosen as one of 15 Rodel Exemplary Teachers in Arizona for 2016. A fifth-grade teacher at Alice Byrne Elementary School, Reagle was named a winner from a group of 24 finalists, which were narrowed down from an even larger group of 42 semifinalists…

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Rodel teacher uses previous career to engage students

By Alexis Huicochea, Arizona Daily Star: http://tucson.com/news/local/education/rodel-teacher-uses-previous-career-to-engage-students/article_77a4fe42-644b-5720-b20b-16b206d25d9b.html
In her previous career, Donna Varma was a financial analyst in the health-care industry. She had an office and took home a nice paycheck. Varma still analyzes data — that of her third-graders at Rio Vista Elementary School, in the Amphitheater district, to determine whether they’ve mastered the concepts she is teaching them…

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4 local teachers recognized for helping pupils hit goals

By Alexis Huicochea, Arizona Daily Star: http://tucson.com/news/local/education/local-teachers-recognized-for-helping-pupils-hit-goals/article_f802dfeb-6a0f-547f-8d5b-29be5a8d0890.html
Four Tucson educators are being recognized as Rodel Exemplary Teacher finalists for their ability to spur achievement in high-poverty schools. The four teachers, representing the Amphitheater, Flowing Wells and Sunnyside school districts, have chosen not only to stay in the profession at a time when many are leaving in droves, they have committed themselves to high-poverty schools where struggles at home regularly spill into the classroom, judges said…

YumaSun-News

Crane teacher named Rodel finalist

By Sarah Womer, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/crane-teacher-named-rodel-finalist/article_6b06405e-949c-11e5-be75-c795498fedcd.html
A teacher at Crane Middle School was recently named a Rodel Exemplary Teacher finalist. Middle school math teacher Josh Topp was one of three Yuma instructors to make it to the finalist round of Rodel Foundation of Arizona’s teacher recognition program…

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Mesquite Elementary teacher named Rodel finalist

By Sarah Womer, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/mesquite-elementary-teacher-named-rodel-finalist/article_156774d6-93a9-11e5-809b-637437efd51f.html
A teacher at Mesquite Elementary School was recently named a Rodel Exemplary Teacher finalist. Fourth- through sixth-grade math teacher Jenny Kaste was one of three Yuma instructors to make it to the finalist round of Rodel Foundation of Arizona’s teacher recognition program…

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Jillian Hernandez: A teacher is part of a student’s well-being

By Corina Vanek, Arizona Daily Sun: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/jillian-hernandez-a-teacher-is-part-of-a-student-s/article_25be46e4-5300-5a24-ae48-a62d70a2f5ff.html
Hernandez, a fifth grade teacher at Killip Elementary School, is one of two Flagstaff winners of the Rodel Exemplary Teacher honor, which honors teachers in high need schools. Teachers are nominated by their principals and are interviewed and chosen by the Rodel Foundation. As a winner, Hernandez will be expected to mentor three college students and will be awarded $2,500…

YumaSun-News

Alice Byrne teacher a Rodel finalist

By Sarah Womer, Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/alice-byrne-teacher-a-rodel-finalist/article_04bf0ef0-9336-11e5-bc35-432887df9f00.html
A teacher at Alice Byrne Elementary School was recently named a Rodel Exemplary Teacher finalist. Fifth-grade teacher Anna Reagle was one of three Yuma instructors to make it to the finalist round of Rodel Foundation of Arizona’s teacher recognition program.