Science teacher Mr. Don McClintock, from Santa Maria Middle School in Buckeye, has been named Teacher of the Week.

“He had the best class that I have ever been to,” the student who nominated him said.

“He was a very straight forward, honest, modest, funny person,” the student said. “He said ‘Hi’ to every students as they walked in and never had a bad day.”

“He made me want to go to school, and on those not so good Mondays, he made it into a Friday. His class was so energetic and alive.”

The weekly winners are entered for a chance to become the Teacher of Year.

The KNIX 102.5 Teacher of the Week contest is sponsored by Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Avondale and Dairy Council of Arizona.