Congratulations to Gwen Struble of Zaharis Elementary School in Mesa who is the October Excellence in Education Award winner.
Nikki Slaugh, submitted the nomination as a way to recognize the positive impact Struble has had on her students. “Gwen inspired my daughter to look beyond herself and to help others less fortunate so that they can ‘have hope,’”said Slaugh. “She truly has a gift unlike any other.”
Excellence in Education is a partnership between Rio Salado College and 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 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 visit KEZ 99.9 keyword excellence.