Arizona EL Teacher of the Year
During their annual conference, the Arizona Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS) recognizes, honors and celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of English Learner (EL) Teachers throughout the state of Arizona. The top honor of the Arizona EL Teacher of the Year award highlights and validates the consistent dedication to the success of English learners. We honor all those in the field and give a special congratulations to the winner, finalists and nominees past and present. Please click each drop-down menu below to preview the awardees.
We are excited to announce and celebrate our 2022 English Learner (EL) Teacher of the Year Winner, Finalists and Nominees!
Regina Lewandowski-King | K-6 ELD Teacher | Marana Unified School District
Kaia Hart | K-8 ELD Teacher | Scottsdale Unified School District
Marcy Telesko | 7-8 ELD Teacher | Alhambra Elementary School District
Aaron Carlon | 9-12 ELD Teacher | Tolleson Union High School Disctrict
Andrea Maturan | Kindergarten ELD Teacher | Alhambra Elementary School District
Lisa Ackerman | 7-8 ELD Teacher | Marana Unified School District
Lorena Avelino | 3rd Grade ELD Teacher | Fowler Elementary School District
Maria Lee Pilar | Kindergarten ELD Teacher | Laveen Elementary School District
Rachel Culver | 3-6 ELD Teacher | Humboldt Unified School District
2021 - Educator Celebration Video
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