Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Kyrene Centennial Teacher Wins January Excellence in Education Award

Congratulations to PE Coach Jeremy Dittrich of Kyrene Centennial Middle School, winner of the January for Excellence in Education award! He also received $99, a nice plaque for one of his two desks, and a gift bag from Rio Salado College.

Excellence in Education is Rio Salado's partnership with KEZ 99.9 FM, which recognizes Valley teachers. Students and parents of students are encouraged to nominate K-12 teachers who are excellent at their profession and have gone above-and-beyond the call of duty to make a difference in their community.

Each month, a Valley K-12 teacher will be selected from all the entries to be recognized for their outstanding contribution to education. KEZ’s Marty Manning will visit the teacher’s school to surprise them with their “Excellence in Education” Award. The surprise visit will be broadcast live during the Beth and Friends Show. All winning teachers are rewarded with $99, an Excellence in Education Award, and a Rio Salado College gift bag.

To nominate a special teacher, please go to To see past winners, click HERE.