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Posted May 3, 2012

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Dozens of APS Teachers Honored at Board Meeting

Board members, Superintendent Winston Brooks and a large crowd showed their appreciation for teachers who do so much for APS students.

It was a celebration of teachers during this week’s APS Board of Education meeting.

On the eve of National Teacher Appreciation Week, dozens of APS teachers were lauded for their hard work by board members and Superintendent Winston Brooks who greeted them with handshakes, pats on the back and hugs. An appreciative crowd cheered and applauded as their names were read aloud.

Among those who will be honored during the board meeting were teachers who earned National Board Certification this school year, those who received Horizon Awards this spring and those who were recognized as Teachers of the Month by the APS Education Foundation and Pepsi for the 2011-2012 school year.

Fifty one APS teacher achieved the distinguished honor of earning National Board Certification this school year, ranking APS sixth in the nation in the number of teachers who were certified this year.

More than 60 teachers at 20 schools were recipients of the springtime cycle of the Horizon Awards sponsored by the APS Foundation. These teachers earned nearly $61,000 for fine arts, middle and high school activities, literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The Horizon Awards go to teachers who are looking to do something innovative in their classrooms. See the list of recipients.

The APS Education Foundation, in partnership with Pepsi, recognizes an APS teacher each month during the school year for outstanding contribution to the classroom, school and community. Click here to read profiles of this year’s Teachers of the Month.

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