Monday, February 11, 2008

Excellence in Education Awarded North High Teacher

North High School teacher awarded “Excellence in Education”

North High School Social Studies Department Chair Daniel Dodge is often referred to as “Mr. North High” by fellow teachers and administrators. The popular teacher is admired and trusted by students at the school. This week the Phoenix Union High School District student government advisor was the winner of the “Excellence in Education” award presented in partnership with RioSalado College and KEZ 99.9FM.

Dodge was nominated by North High School student body president Stephen Geffrey.
Calling him a legend because of his enthusiasm and dedication, Geffrey, said Dodge has inspired many students including him to become educators.

“He has been instrumental in teaching 18 years of students the important lessons of leadership, diversity, and respect,” said Geffrey of Dodge who plans and coordinates the school’s multicultural retreat. Dodge is the sixth teacher to be recognized this school year in the “Excellence in Education” program.

Each month during the school year, a Valley teacher is selected and recognized for his or her outstanding contributions to education. KEZ’s Marty Manning and Rio Salado’s Maribeth All visit the teacher’s school to surprise them with their “Excellence in Education” award. The surprise visit is broadcast live during the “Beth and Bill Morning Show.” All winning teachers are awarded $99, an “Excellence in Education” plaque, a KEZ Prize Bag of Fun, and their picture on the and Rio Salado College websites. Online entry forms can be found at

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