Tempe CTE Teacher Receive Notable Awards

Submitted by Nori Cannell

We wanted to share with you Tempe Union High School District’s exciting news.  Several of our CTE teachers have recieved awards recently; please take a moment and congratulate them for their hard work and effort in CTE.

Mary Bridget Nowicki-Samson, CTE Bioscience Teacher at Tempe High School, has received an award for “Top Lesson” at the 2011 NASA SimAero Program that she was selected to attend during June.

Law and Public Safety Teacher K.R. Scott from Mt. Pointe High School has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Yale Educator Award from Yale University. He was nominated by a former student.

Desert Vista Bioscience Teacher Birgit Musheno will receive the Teacher of the Year Award at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation in November.

Junior Achievement of Arizona has selected Desert Vista High School Mr. Bernie O’Keefe as our 2011 Teacher of the Year. Mr. O’Keefe has distinguished himself as an everyday hero who keeps what is best for students as his first priority.