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RODEL Foundation Exemplary Teacher Winner

An Excerpt from the Arizona Daily Star:

Four Tucson educators are being recognized as Rodel Exemplary Teacher finalists for their ability to spur achievement in high-poverty schools.

The four teachers, representing the Amphitheater, Flowing Wells and Sunnyside school districts, have chosen not only to stay in the profession at a time when many are leaving in droves, they have committed themselves to high-poverty schools where struggles at home regularly spill into the classroom, judges said.

Despite the challenges, however, the teachers have had a positive impact on achievement and are being recognized for their ability to connect with students.

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