News from the Arizona Daily Sun

Sarah Hendricks: Teaching as an example

By Corina Vanek, Arizona Daily Sun:
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…

News from the Arizona Daily Star

Tucson teacher excites kids about math

By Alexis Huicochea, Arizona Daily Star:
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…