TUSD teacher among final five for AZ Teacher of the Year | News
Becky Cavazos, a fourth grade teacher at Borton Magnet School has made it to the final round for Arizona Teacher of the Year. Announced just last week that she had made the semifinals, Cavazos went to Phoenix on Tuesday to speak with a panel of judges. She had to answer questions and give a five minute impromptu speech about Common Core standards being implemented in districts across Arizona. Cavazos only had three minutes to prepare her speech.
“If I’m not myself then it won’t work, it’s just not me,” Cavazos said in a recent news release about her making top five, and giving her presentation to the judges. “I answered from my heart.”
The judges must have been impressed with Cavazos’ speech, having moved her to finalist status.
Cavazos also had this to say in the same news release, “We as educators do have the power to change schools,” she says. “It only takes a few passionate personnel who have a shared vision on what an ideal community of learners is to create an optimal learning environment.”
Arizona Teacher of the Year honors will be announced at a luncheon event in Scottsdale on November 14.
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