Michelle Doherty has been named Arizona’s 2017 Teacher of the Year, earning a $15,000 cash award, professional training in public speaking, and a full scholarship toward an advanced degree at Argosy University, Phoenix.
Now in her 22nd year of teaching Michelle Doherty is in her 22nd year of teaching at Encanto School in Phoenix’s Osborn Elementary School District, Doherty says that she believes that outstanding teaching can be measured by inclusivity and attention to all students. The first grade teacher will compete for the title of National Teacher of the Year and attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.
The Arizona Education Foundation Arizona Teacher of the Year program spotlights the contributions of outstanding public school teachers throughout Arizona by annually recognizing 10 exceptionally skilled and dedicated pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public school teachers.
Nominees are those individuals who have gained the respect and admiration of students, parents, and co-workers. They play an active and useful role in their communities as well as their schools, often distinguishing themselves as leaders. They have a superior ability to help all students achieve.
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