Arizona Teacher of the Year 2014

What makes a good teacher great? Arizona PBS salutes Arizona teachers with its Arizona Teacher of the Year 2014 broadcast Friday, January 31 at 9:30 p.m. This Arizona original production features insights from students and colleagues who explain what makes each of the five award finalists so remarkable.

An Arizona PBS original production made possible by the Friends of Arizona PBS.

The Arizona Teacher of the Year program is a program of the Arizona Educational Foundation and the only statewide program that spotlights the contributions of Arizona’s teachers. The program annually recognizes five exceptionally skilled and dedicated pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public school teachers. Nominees are those individuals who have gained the respect and admiration of students, parents, and co-workers. They play an active and useful role in their communities as well as their schools, often distinguishing themselves as leaders. They have a superior ability to help all students achieve.

2014 Arizona Teacher of the Year


Beth Maloney
5th grade
Sunset Hills Elementary School, Surprise
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2014 Ambassadors for Excellence

Dayna Burke
1st grade
Sahuarita Primary School, Sahuarita
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Tara Dale
7th grade
General Science
Akimel A-al Middle School, Phoenix
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Tabetha Finchum
4th grade
Centennial Elementary School, Tucson
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Jonathan Parker
11th grade
AP US History
Thunderbird High School, Phoenix
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