Champions of Education Awards Finalists

We are pleased to celebrate our Top Three Education Award Finalists in the following categories for the Champions of Education Awards 2022!

Student Champion of the Year

Student Grades 7-12

Juno Batty & Kaylee Davey
Student
McNeal Elementary School District

Levi Knoll
Student
Peoria Unified School District

Bentley Perkins
Student
Show Low Unified School District

Collaborative Leadership Award

School Board Member

Jill Barragan
Governing Board Member
Laveen Elementary School District

Belinda Quezada
Governing Board Member
Tolleson Elementary School District

Jennifer Revolt
Governing Board Member
Queen Creek Unified School District

Changemaker Award

Superintendent Category

Dr. Perry Berry
Superintendent
Queen Creek Unified School District

Dr. Betsy Hargrove
Superintendent
Avondale Elementary

Quincy Natay
Superintendent
Chinle Unified School District

Catalyst for Education Award

Principal Category

Jessica Epacs
Principal
Laveen Elementary School District

Abraham Gonzalez
Principal
Pendergast Elementary School District

Robert Meldau
Principal
Mesa Public Schools

Hero Maker Award

Teacher Category

Stacey Alejo
Teacher
Paradise Valley Unified School District

Vanessa AslanBlair
Teacher
Peoria Unified School District

Kathy Johnson
Teacher
Pendergast Elementary School District

Student Champion of the Year

Student Grades K-6

Emily Bravo Parra
Student
Washington Elementary School District

Matthew Simek
Student
Dysart Unified School District

Leah Yarbrough
Student
Kyrene Elementary School District

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School Connect Champions of Education Awards 2023

The School Connect Champions of Education Awards event honors those who lead with heart and help us to build a brighter future for Arizona youth.

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