Coconino County Teacher of the Year

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools, Cheryl Mango-Paget, visited each of the 2024 Coconino County Teacher/Rookie Teacher of the Year nominees travelling to Fredonia, Page, Williams, Parks and around Flagstaff.

Superintendent Mango-Paget offered congratulations to these remarkable teachers on their nominations and commended them for their passion and commitment to education.  She also thanked them for making a lasting impact on our students' lives.  Each nominee received a swag bag of goodies provided from some of our sponsors- Findlay Toyota Flagstaff, APS, Arizona Central Credit Union, Coconino Community College, Crumbl Cookies, Mozelle's Downtown Bakery, NAU College of Education, and Northern Arizona Healthcare.

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2024 TOY logo 11th Annual Coconino County Teacher of the Year

6th Annual Coconino County Rookie Teacher of the Year

3rd Annual Coconino County Lifetime Achievement Award 

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TOY Nominees 2024


RTOY Nominees 2024

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Lead Recognition and Teacher of the Year Sponsor:

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Rookie Teacher of the Year Sponsor: APS RGB Gradient regmark_WS (002) Opens in new window


Lifetime Achievement Sponsor:Coconino County Board of Supervisors Logo

Exclusive Media Sponsor: SCM Logo
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Salutatorian Sponsors:
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Honor Society Sponsors:CAVIAT logo  Opens in new window

Straight A Sponsors: 

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Grand Canyon University

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United Way of Northern AZ LogoWarners-Nursery Logo Opens in new window

Honor Roll:

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Kinney Construction Logo
Mozelles Bakery logo

Texas Roadhouse

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Graduate:

Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth Logo

Crumbl-Cookies-logo

Flagstaff Bone and Joint Logo

Northern Arizona Health Care Logo


Individual Sponsors: 

Aspire Logo

The Grand Canyon Deer Farm LogoPeaks Logo


Teacher of the Year (TOY) Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Coconino County Teacher of the Year, a teacher must:

  • Spend the majority (over 50%) of the school day in direct instruction to students.
  • Have a valid Arizona teacher certificate or alternative teaching certificate.
  • Have completed at least four (4) full years as a classroom teacher at the time the application is submitted for consideration.
  • Teach any grade(s) or combination of grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 in a state-accredited traditional district, charter public school, or private school in Coconino County.
  • Be a full-time teacher and plan to continue in an active teaching status through the end of 2024-2025 school year.

 

Rookie Teacher of the Year (RTOY) Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Coconino County Rookie Teacher of the Year, a teacher must:

  • Have COMPLETED ONLY ONE FULL YEAR and be in second year in fall 2023 as a full-time teacher at the time of nomination (Hired fall of 2022).
  • Spend the majority (over 50%) of the school day in direct instruction to students.
  • Have a valid Arizona teacher certificate, valid provisional certificate, or alternative teaching certificate. 
  • Teach any grade(s) or combination of grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 in a state-accredited traditional district, charter public school, or private school in Coconino County.
  • Be a full-time teacher and plan to continue in an active teaching status through the end of 2024-2025 school year.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award Eligibility Requirement

To be eligible for the Coconino County Lifetime Achievement Award, individual must:

  • Be a part of the County education community and has exhibited a lifetime (20+ years) of achievement in K-12 education. 
  • Have shown achievement in leadership, teaching, and service. 
  • This award is chosen at the discretion of the Superintendent of Schools and is a surprise announcement made at the Teacher of the Year Event in April 2024. 

Click the link to submit your nomination online or mail/drop off your nomination at the following:

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools
2384 N. Steves Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Attn: Michelle Despain

Email: mdespain@coconino.az.gov
Fax: (928)-526-1469
Phone: (928)-679-8070

Upon Receipt of a Nomination Form:

In the Teacher of the Year (TOY) and Rookie Teacher of the Year (RTOY) categories, nominees will be emailed a letter of congratulations and a Teacher of the Year application to complete and return.

For the Lifetime Achievement Award, all nominations will be taken into consideration. Lifetime Achievement Award nominees will NOT be contacted.  The Superintendent’s office will orchestrate a reason for the nominee to attend the event. This award is chosen at the discretion of the Superintendent of Schools and is a surprise announcement made at the Teacher of the Year Event in April 2024.

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2384 N Steves Boulevard

Flagstaff, AZ  86004

Email: ccesa@coconino.az.gov

Phone: (928) 679-8070

Fax: (928) 526-1469 


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