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2020 Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Celebration-Postponed 

To safeguard against COVID-19 and the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, the Coconino County Education Service Agency (CCESA) has made the decision to postpone the much anticipated 2020 Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Celebration. Currently, we are working with venues on securing a date in early August. Once we have a date, we will make an announcement.

The CCESA would like to extend their gratitude to our presenters and speakers for their kindness, support and quick response towards finding a date and adjusting schedules. We would also like to thank all the event programming guests Jeremy Gemetta, Coconino High School Media Teacher, Beverly Stearns, Williams High School Band and Choir and Amy Dries, Sinagua Middle School for making table art.

The CCESA would like to especially thank our sponsors Findlay Toyota, APS, Blue Cross, Caviat, Twin Arrows Casino, NAU, NAU Foundation, Coconino Federal Credit Union, Coconino Community College, Flagstaff Chamber, Northern AZ Healthcare Foundation, Kinney Construction, NARBHA Institute, North Country Healthcare, Wells Fargo, Theatrikos Theatre Co., Bearizona and Starlite Lanes who have continued to offer support and encouragement for this event. Your support has been appreciated. Thank you to each of you!

The CCESA appreciates your continued support allowing us to honor one of the county’s most valuable resources, our teachers.

Be Healthy,

Tommy Lewis, Ed.D.

2020 Information

Current Teacher of the Year

Past Teachers of the Year

To schedule an appearance of the current or past Teacher of the Year or Ambassador(s), please email Dr. Tommy Lewis.

Coconino County Spelling Bee

The Spelling Bee in Coconino County is a strong tradition intended to encourage and celebrate academic excellence. Open to all students in Coconino County in grades three through eight. We hope it improves spelling, increases vocabularies, fosters the learning of new concepts, and develops correct English usage that will help our children all their lives. Plus it’s fun!

Typically, the County Bee is scheduled for the weekend before President’s Day.

To ensure your students’ eligibility to participate in the 2020 Coconino County Spelling Bee (February 8, 2020) and the 2020 Arizona Spelling Bee, schools musts be registered with Scripps National Spelling Bee by December 20, 2019. Click here to enroll now.

Go to Arizona Educational Foundation to access the statewide spelling bee information and much more.

Congratulations to the 2019 Coconino County Spelling Bee Champion, Hannah Dodt, Second Place Winner Ivan Robertson, and Third Place, Jacob Frate.  Thank you for all your hard work.

          2019 Coconino County Spelling Bee Arizona Daily Sun Article (PDF)

Spelling Bee Resources