Tempe Diablos Excellence in Education 2016

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Below are the 2016 Tempe Diablos Excellence in Education winners! Educators from around the District, and from Kyrene School District and Tempe Union High School District, were honored at the Excellence in Education Awards Banquet on May 2, 2016. 

Class Act - Sandra Uribe-Perez - Arredondo Elementary 

High Impact - Ariel Roller - ASPIRE Academy at Connolly Middle School

Inspiration - Kirsten Proctor - Aguilar, Nevitt, Tempe Academy, Thew, Ward, Evans Learning Center

Leadership - Kacy Baxter - Fees College Preparatory Middle School

Lifetime Achievement - Dawn Moan-Minott - Hudson Elementary

Rising Star - Sarah Begoun - Arredondo Elementary

Teacher of the Year - Tracey Valenzuela - Thew Elementary


The 2016 Tempe Elementary finalists:

Class Act:

  • Holly Squires - Scales Technology Academy
  • Sandra Uribe-Perez - Arredondo Elementary

High Impact:

  • Amanda Beakley - Ward Traditional Academy
  • Ariel Roller - ASPIRE Academy at Connolly Middle School

Inspiration:

  • Lisa Jones - ASPIRE Academy at Connolly Middle School
  • Kirsten Proctor - Aguilar, Nevitt, Tempe Academy, Thew, Ward, Evans Learning Center

Leadership:

  • Kacy Baxter - Fees College Preparatory Middle School
  • Marianne McMurrin - Tempe Academy of International Studies

Lifetime Achievement:

  • Dawn Moan-Minott - Hudson Elementary
  • Rhonda Ray - Scales Technology Academy, Frank Elementary

Rising Star:

  • Sarah Begoun - Arredondo Elementary School
  • Nichole Tanberg - Wood Elementary

Teacher of the Year:

  • Tara Buchanan - Fees College Preparatory Middle School
  • Aushona Tabb - Arredondo Elementary
  • Tracey Valenzuela - Thew Elementary

 


Congratulations to the 2016 Excellence in Education nominees: 

  • Jayshree Bissessur - Aguilar Elementary
  • Lynn (Shepard) Busby - Aguilar Elementary
  • Sonja Long - Aguilar Elementary
  • Aushona Tabb - Arredondo Elementary
  • Julie Letofsky - Arredondo Elementary
  • Sandra Uribe-Perez - Arredondo Elementary
  • Sarah Begoun - Arredondo Elementary
  • Ariel Roller - ASPIRE Academy at Connolly Middle School
  • Gerald Taylor - ASPIRE Academy at Connolly Middle School
  • Lisa Jones - ASPIRE Academy at Connolly Middle School
  • Brady Wald - Braodmor Elementary
  • Heather Fraser - Broadmor Elementary
  • Janell Batt - Broadmor Elementary
  • Joshua Porter - Broadmor Elementary
  • Michelle Bloom - Broadmor Elementary
  • Nadia Belgaid - Broadmor Elementary
  • Brooke Vigness - Carminati Elementary
  • Jacelyn Acedo - Carminati Elementary
  • Jessica Azpieitia - Carminati Elementary
  • Kelly Trujillo - Carminati Elementary
  • Lindsay Nicole Peterson - Carminati Elementary
  • Denise Dorn - Connolly Middle School
  • Holly Barwick - Connolly Middle School
  • Jennifer Might - Connolly Middle School
  • Larry Baggs - Connolly Middle School
  • Lynn Frame Wright - Connolly Middle School
  • Melissa Hake - Connolly Middle School
  • Patricia Eftimeo - Connolly Middle School
  • Allison Day - Fees College Preparatory Middle School
  • Ashley Morissette - Fees College Preparatory Middle School
  • Dorece Patterson - Fees College Preparatory Middle School
  • Honah Miller - Fees College Preparatory Middle School
  • Kacy Baxter - Fees College Preparatory Middle School
  • Kayla Gnadt - Fees College Preparatory Middle School
  • Stephanie Roman - Fees College Preparatory Middle School
  • Tara Buchanan - Fees College Preparatory Middle School
  • Jennifer Waller - Fuller Elementary
  • Maggie Lawrence - Fuller Elementary
  • Nancy Timm - Fuller Elementary
  • Chris Thomas - Getz School
  • Janel Roehl - Gililland Middle School
  • Karen Kallas - Gililland Middle School
  • Jenny Giroux - Gililland Middle School
  • Amie Poletski - Hudson Elementary
  • Charleen Thomas - Hudson Elementary
  • Dawn Moan-Minott - Hudson Elementary
  • Jennifer Dummar - Hudson Elementary
  • Rebecca Butler - Hudson Elementary
  • Shelby Griffin - Hudson Elementary
  • Stephanie DiPiazza - Hudson Elementary
  • Danielle Hardy - Professional Learning Center at Bustoz
  • Deborah Wakefield - Rover Elementary
  • Barry Hazen - Scales Technology Academy
  • Deanna Krajenke - Scales Technology Academy
  • Holly Squires - Scales Technology Academy
  • Jennifer Weiss - Scales Technology Academy
  • Katherine Haynie - Scales Technology Academy
  • Kristina Emig - Scales Technology Academy
  • Larissa VanDerMeersche - Scales Technology Academy
  • Lisa Fernwalt - Scales Technology Academy
  • Rhonda Ray - Frank Elementary, Scales Technology Academy
  • Marianne McMurrin - Tempe Academy of International Studies
  • Bernadette Kadel - Tempe Elementary District Office
  • Lisa Gomez - Tempe Elementary District Office
  • Kirsten Proctor - Tempe Elementary District Office
  • Katherine Helm - Thew Elementary
  • Kelly Haunschild - Thew Elementary
  • Lynne Whitener - Thew Elementary
  • Tracey Valenzuela - Thew Elementary
  • Amanda Beakley - Ward Traditional Academy
  • Amanda Kirby - Ward Traditional Academy
  • Cayla Jaber - Ward Traditional Academy
  • Erica Smeltzer-Pohorily - Ward Traditional Academy
  • Sylvia Chapman - Ward Traditional Academy
  • Taime Bengochea - Ward Traditional Academy
  • Emily Roussos - Wood Elementary
  • Nichole Tanberg - Wood Elementary
  • Shaquanah Lane - Wood Elementary


About the Tempe Diablos Charities, Inc. 

 

The Tempe Diablos is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, civic organization which began its service in 1968 with the mission to enhance and promote the community of Tempe, Arizona. Originally formed to bring spring training baseball to Tempe, the group has developed into a nationally recognized community service organization.  Members of the Diablos volunteer their time and energy to the youth of Tempe by promoting, organizing and supporting community-based programs and education. In 2013, the Tempe Diablos donated approximately $500,000 to Tempe-area charities as well as funding student scholarships, teachers’ awards and underwriting need-based services. More information about the Tempe Diablos can be found at www.tempediablos.org.

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