•  Mr. Sykes with Aerospace Awards
    About Mr. Sykes
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    After retiring from the United States Navy in 1995 from an injury sustained in the Persian Gulf, I went back to school to get my Teaching and Master’s degree and begin a career in education.

     

    I am active with the school serving as:

     

    National Elementary Honor Society advisor
    Student Council advisor

    Broadcast Club advisor

    Aerospace Club advisor (Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Educator)

    Red Cross Babysitter's Club advisor
     
     

    Outside the classroom and school:

     

    Mesa Community College Alumni Board

    Games Management Team for Special Olympics Arizona

    Bon Vivant Committee for Boys and GirlsClub of East Valley

    National Kidney Foundation of Arizona Kidney Walk committee

    Red Cross CPR/1st Aid/babysitter instructor

    Troops to Teachers Counselor for Arizona

    MCC Psi Beta Alumni President

    MCC Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Board  

    Community Emergency Response Team

     

    Accolades:

    2015 Tempe Diablos Teacher of the Year Finalist

    2013 National ACE Educator of the Year

    2012-2013KNIX & Dairy Council Teacher of the Week

    2011 Congressional Recognition for Troops to Teachers  

    2011 Civil Air Patrol Southwest Region Aerospace Teacher of the Year

    2011 KNEZ Teacher of the Month (Excellence in Education Award)

    Civil Air Patrol Excellencein Education Award (every year since 2006)

    Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Connections in Education Certificate of Appreciation (every year 2010-2014)

     

    Although I am busy, I still have time to fish and travel with my wonderful wife, Mary and my son, Josh.