Mr. Fentress teaches English resource and co-teaches English literature. He goes out of his way to help students achieve success and communicates their progress regularly with their parents and other teachers.
He is also the head wrestling coach for the Blackhawks. Prior to the season and on his own time, he offered open mat sessions for students interested in wresting. He inspires campus pride in his athletes through providing community service opportunities for them and lives by the philosophy to lead by example.
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.