Kyrene Values Teachers
Kyrene Values Teachers celebrates the top teachers and students in the District each quarter, honoring those who are remarkable in their individual and classroom efforts. The new program is in recognition of the critical role that teachers and school personnel play in student achievement and the vital influence they have on the future of the community.
“Recent polling suggests that the majority of Arizonans recognize the importance of education, and ensuring fair compensation for the work our teachers do day in and day out to educate our kids must be a high priority for our state. Kyrene will continue our commitment to addressing teacher compensation within the limits of the funding we receive from the state, but a program like this acknowledges in some small way, that we appreciate all that our teachers do. And, we are happy to extend our recognition program to our students, who are working hard to meet individual goals as they catch up and move up in their achievement.” —Superintendent Dr. Jan Vesely
Local businesses have partnered with Kyrene School District to sponsor the program, including Bashas grocery stores, corporate real estate benefits director for HomeBenefitIQ, John Kloc and Dale Fedewa of Urban Air Adventure Park.
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Pay inequity unresolved, but teachers get next best: A sincere thanks
Dan Crawford, a Language Arts teacher at Kyrene Middle School, was pleasantly surprised by the recognition, and was quick to offer kudos to fellow teachers who have helped him along the way. “I am relatively new to teaching ...
Local businesses join Kyrene's salute to teachers and students
Ahwatukee Foothills News
The way Kyrene schools Superintendent Jan Vesely sees it, teachers as well as students deserve recognition. And some Ahwatukee business owners couldn't agree more. Last week, Vesely visited all 25 schools in the district ...
'We are a Kyrene family'
Teachers don’t often receive accolades for the hard work and long hours they put in to ensure students are able to meet and exceed grade level proficiency. A new program dubbed Kyrene Values Teachers aims to change all that ...