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Versatile Eldorado HS Teacher Recognized by Pepsi, APS Foundation
Liz Wright covers yearbook, testing, SAT and more
Liz Wright (c) receives the Teacher of the Month award from Lauren Joule (l) of the APS Foundation and Adrian Chavez of Pepsi.
April 5, 2012
The recognition left Liz Wright speechless. In fairness, though, she would have had to address the entire school at an assembly, where she was presented with the Pepsi/APS Education Foundation Teacher of the Month award for March.
Wright, who is in her fourth year at Eldorado High School, teaches yearbook and desktop publishing courses. And serves as testing coordinator and gym master. And chairs the Student Assistance Team.
“I learn from the students,” Wright said. “I love the kids I work with.”
Wright counts 10 subjects that she’s taught in nearly 11 years with APS. She served as activities director at Albuquerque High and also taught at Truman Middle School. She’s also a proud graduate of Manzano High.
“Albuquerque is a cool town,” she said. “There are so many different types of people in different parts of town.”
Along the way, Wright pointed out, she also has worked with a variety of colleagues who have been there to help.
“They’re amazingly helpful and giving people,” Wright said of the Eldorado staff.
“Liz Wright is an outstanding yearbook and desktop publishing teacher, but it is what she does beyond her teaching that is cause for recognition,” said Principal Martin Sandoval, citing Wright’s many other duties. “Her dedication to our students and our school is incredible.”
Pepsi and the Foundation recognize an outstanding APS teacher each month. They present a $50 check to the recipient, sometimes in a staff meeting and sometimes in a gym full of cheering students.