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Congrats to January’s Silver Apple Award winner!

Congrats to Ms. Bialik on receiving the 3TV Phoenix Silver Apple Award, presented by Javier Soto TV. The Silver Apple is proudly sponsored by the Dairy Council of Arizona.

Click here to watch the video on azfamily.com

Silver Apple Award winner, Tia Bialik, with Arizona dairy farmer Jason Van Der Toorn, of Boschma Farms.
Silver Apple Award winner, Tia Bialik, with Arizona dairy farmer Jason Van Der Toorn, of Boschma Farms.
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Honoring Outstanding Arizona Teachers

For more than 25 years, 3TV has been honoring deserving teachers across Arizona for their dedication in the classroom and commitment to excellence. This year, the Silver Apple is proudly sponsored by the Dairy Council of Arizona.

Nominate a deserving teacher in your child’s life. This year eight teachers will be selected, surprised in their classrooms by our very own Javier Soto and handed a check for $500!

Nominations accepted through Feb. 24, 2017. Head to azfamily.com for a nomination form, official rules, and stories of previous winners.

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KNIX names Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Chelise Nahle on being named Teacher of the Year!

She accepted the award Thursday, May 12 at a ceremony at Chase Field.

Mrs. Nahle is a Special Education teacher for the kids ages 3 to 6 years old, and was nominated by one of her fellow Mesa School District Special Education preschool teachers who she has worked with for nearly a decade.

“Her classroom was so well behaved and you could really tell she specializes in helping sensory issues. She has the patience of a saint. Most of her autistic student’s parents noticed a huge change in their child’s behavior and abilities after they are in her classroom.”

“Chelise has taken many hours of additional training in her own time to become a behavior specialist. Any time I have behavior and/or sensory issues with any of my students in my special education classroom, myself and many other teachers go to her for advice and help. She is always willing to help us with the student by observing and suggesting different strategies to try. Her strategies and suggestions always help me with the student I am struggling with.”

In addition, Mrs. Nahle offers workshops after school for the parents of her students, and has Book and Breakfast activities each year before school for students and their families.

“Chelise is an excellent, outstanding teacher who is making a very positive difference in her students’ lives. I feel she is truly deserving of this award. She provides a positive, loving, supportive classroom environment where every child is make to feel successful.”

Mrs. Nahle was selected among 34 teachers who received Teacher of the Week honor during the 2015-2016 school year.

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

RELATED: Special Education Preschool teacher in Mesa honored

 

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Teacher’s aid nominates mentor for award

A 2nd grade teacher at Pomeroy Elementary School in Chandler is our latest Teacher of the Week recipient.

Ms. Melinda Jones was nominated by her student aid who said Jones “shows endless patience, compassion and genuine care toward her students and all students. She is encouraging, motivating and creates a positive and uplifting environment for her students.”

She went on to say, “It has been a joy to work alongside her and I admire her not only for being an excellent teacher, but for being a wonderful leader, example and coach for her students.”

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.

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Buckeye science teacher receives honor

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.

 

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Teacher represents school mascot ‘Superhero’

Congratulations to Mr. Frank Guerra, a 5th grade teacher at Kyrene De Los Ninos Elementary School and the recipient of the KNIX Teacher of the Week.

“He represents the school’s mascot, the ‘Superhero’ with such a modest yet shining example,” wrote the mother who nominated him.

“He helps coach intramural sports and teaches kids about team work while having fun. He uses his camera throughout the school year and takes pictures, which kids just love. He captures so many joyful moments during school-wide events for the school year book. He made a photo montage for his students at the end of the 1 semester and will give them another at the end of the 2nd. They’ll be able to see what they looked like and accomplished by the end of the school year; what a treat! This is a very thoughtful gift and many will keep these memories forever.”

“Without being required to, he stays after school to help with homework and never turns a student away who needs help. My son’s confidence, personally and academically, has increased significantly this school year. My son has really shined in all subjects, especially Math. So much is credited to Mr. Guerra because he believes and shows his students that each one can succeed. He encourages them to use their mind and imagination and will guide them through their problem-solving. With his help, they usually end up remembering how to figure it out on their own. He makes school fun and continues to have great success among his classroom. My son loves to go to school every day.”

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.

 

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5 Arizona districts receive $10,000 for school breakfast programs

Dairy Council of Arizona, in partnership with Sodexo, provided five schools with a total of $10,000 to help grow their school breakfast program and ensure that their students are starting off their day with a nutritious meal.

Congratulations to our five recipients: Holbrook Unified School District (Park Elementary), Thatcher Unified School District (Jack Daley Primary School), Littleton Elementary School District (Country Place Elementary), Blue Ridge Unified School District (Blue Ridge Elementary School), and PLC Charter Schools (Arts Academy at Estrella Mountain).

 

Arts Adademy at Estrella Mountain
Arts Adademy at Estrella Mountain
Blue Ridge Elementary
Blue Ridge Elementary
Country Place Elementary
Country Place Elementary
Jack Daley Primary School
Jack Daley Primary School
Park Elementary School
Park Elementary School