Award-winning teachers have clout in classroom

December 2, 2007

By hammersmith

[Source: Arizona Republic] — Here are the 12 Rodel Exemplary Teacher winners who were selected from 20 finalists. The Rodel Exemplary Teacher Initiative, started by the Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona in 2003, addresses the shortage of effective teachers in Arizona’s neediest schools. Ten winners were chosen from Maricopa County, and two were picked from Coconino County. The Exemplary Teachers each will receive a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond and each will mentor six student teachers over three years. [Note: Click here to read the individual teacher biographies and essays by each.]