Thursday, June 27, 2019

A Salute to DVUSD Outstanding Adjunct Faculty!

Group photo of DVUSD staff and honorees Foster and Szczepaniak

Here's to Rio Salado College Outstanding Adjunct Faculty members Craig Foster and Kathleen Szczepaniak

We appreciate your commitment to academic excellence and service to Deer Valley High School, Rio Salado and the Maricopa Community Colleges!

The Deer Valley Union School District recently shared the above photo and this acknowledgment about Foster and Szczepaniak on its Facebook page:
Rio Salado College has a large cohort of dedicated, excellent adjunct faculty members. Each year, the faculty chairs nominate particularly outstanding adjunct faculty for recognition in the categories of assessment of student learning, and contributions to teaching and learning. This year, Deer Valley High School has two Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Awardees. Rio Salado College will honor Deer Valley High School’s Craig Foster and Kathleen Szczepaniak at a reception later this year.

Craig has been teaching for 20 years and has been with DVUSD for the past 5 years. He taught First Year Composition and Technical Writing classes at DVHS this past year.

Kathleen has taught for 25 years in our District and has been at DVHS for the past 5 years. During the 18-19 school year, she taught Economics and World History and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Technology Integration.
Congratulations to Rio Salado College Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Awardees, Deer Valley High School English Teacher Craig Foster and Social Studies Teacher Kathleen Szczepaniak!

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