One in a Million: January 2023 – Nicole Marrs

  One In A Million Feature Questions Name: Nicole Marrs                School: Madrid Neighborhood School Grade: 4th How long have you been a teacher? 10 years What made you get into the teaching profession? As cliché as it sounds, I entered teaching because I wanted to make a difference for students…...

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One In A Million – December 2022: Whitney Henkel

  One In A Million Feature  Name: Whitney Henkel School: Madrid Neighborhood School Grade: 7th AND 8th   How long have you been a teacher? This year makes 11 years. What made you get into the teaching profession? I come from a family of teachers and several teachers spotted my…...

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One In A Million – November 2022: Jenny Hansen

One In A Million Feature Name: Jenny Hansen School: Madrid Neighborhood School Grade: 2nd Grade   How long have you been a teacher? This year is my fourth year as a teacher. What made you get into the teaching profession? I grew up helping teach lessons in Sunday school and…...

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What are your thoughts on Senate Bill 1159?

Earlier this year, Governor Ducey signed Senate Bill 1159. Here is what you need to know.  S.B.1159 is a bill that Arizona has passed as a pathway for aspiring teachers to get into the classroom while still obtaining their bachelors degrees. This bill was created as an approach to address…...

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The Conversation Around School Choice in Arizona

Here is what you need to know about School Choice in Arizona.  Earlier this year, Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill that opens up the nation’s biggest scholarship initiative that will bring school choice to over 1.1 Million students across the state. The program is called ESA, which stands for…...

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One In A Million – Miriam Nava

When I was younger, I had amazing teachers that I looked up to. I thought about becoming a teacher just them. As I grew older, I started to look into different profession. I always knew I wanted to work with children, but I was sure in what field. In high…...

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One In a Million – Doug Evans

When I graduated high school I never really thought that I would become a teacher, instead I wanted to become a veterinarian. After a year in college I realized that science wasn’t my calling and that math and working and coaching young students was my passion. I enjoyed working with…...

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One In a Million – Hayley Chipley

  One In A Million Feature Questions   Name: Hayley Chipley School: Madrid Neighborhood School Grade: 5th and 6th grade How long have you been a teacher? This is my first year as a teacher. I am still in school to get my teaching degree but I am emergency certified.…...

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Black History Month Spotlight: Rhonda Bowman

Meet Rhonda Bowman, a teacher at Granada East, who teaches 7th/8th Grade Self-Contained. How long have you been a teacher? I have been teaching for 14 years.  Eleven of those years as a special education teacher. What made you get into the teaching profession? I decided to get into the…...

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Black History Month Spotlight: Rose Hoffman

One In A Million- Black History Month Feature: Name: Dr. Rose M. Hoffman School:  Desert Sands Middle School Grade: 7&8 How long have you been a teacher? I have been a teacher for 49 years.   What made you get into the teaching profession? I have a passion for teaching…...

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