Bridgewater was nominated by Amber Shipman whose daughter is in Bridgewater’s first grade class.
In a letter Shipman wrote she commended her for her dedication.
“You set up personal time after school to help the students having a hard time with reading. You are a wonderful teacher who really cares about the education the kids get.”
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.
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.