Congratulations to Leslie Buffkin of Porter Elementary School in Mesa for earning November’s Excellence in Education Award.
Parent Angela Krc nominated Buffkin after recognizing her dedication to helping each individual student. “I have never seen a teacher more devoted to each student's success than Leslie. She takes every child's education and progress personally and is an example that all education professionals should follow.”
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.