Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jacob Giger Honored for Excellence in Education

Congratulations to Jacob  Giger for receiving the Excellence in Education Award for March 2013! He is a physical education teacher and coach at Sunset Ridge Elementary School in Phoenix.

Mr. Giger teaches students from the first grade to eighth grade and knows each one of them by name. On any given day he can be found teaching up to 90 students at a time. He oversees all sports activities related to the school and makes sure things are running smoothly. When he is not teaching P.E. or coaching, he is tutoring students. His dedication to students’ learning has led to gains in student achievement. 
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.