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Posted December 12, 2014

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Vikings Math Teacher Makes a Difference

Peggy Foos was the APS Education Foundation Teacher of the Month for November.

Peggy Foos with Pepsi representative Adrian Chavez and Valley Principal Anthony Griego

Peggy Foos has been teaching for a long time. A quarter of a century, in fact, with the vast majority spent at Valley High.

When she recently was honored as the Pepsi/APS Education Foundation Teacher of the Month, the veteran educator was asked what it was that she liked most about teaching.

Her answer was simple and poignant: “I love my students, I love being able to get them excited about math, and I like to think I’ve made a difference.”

Ms. Foos has been teaching algebra and geometry to Vikings for more than two decades. She said she loves where she works because she is “surrounded by incredible people. The people I work with are all very dedicated to making the lives of our students better.”

Pepsi, in partnership with the APS Education Foundation, is recognizing APS teachers for their outstanding contribution to the classroom, school and community. The Foundation randomly selects one APS school each month, and that school’s principal or staff chooses a teacher to be honored. The teacher receives a $100 check from Pepsi and acknowledgement on the APS website, Facebook page and electronic billboards. 

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