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TOY 2023 LOGO10th Annual Coconino County Teacher of the Year

5th Annual Coconino County Rookie Teacher of the Year

2nd Annual Coconino County Lifetime Achievement Award 


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download Opens in new windowTeacher of the Year Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Spend a majority (over 50%) of the school day in direct instruction to students;
  • Have a valid Arizona teacher certification;
  • 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 2022-2023 school year. 

Rookie of the Year Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Coconino County Rookie of the Year, you must:

  • Have COMPLETED ONLY ONE FULL YEAR and will be in second year in fall 2022 as a full-time teacher at the time of nomination (Hired fall of 2021);
  • Spend a majority (over 50%) of the school day in direct instruction to students;
  • Have a valid Arizona teacher certification or valid provisional certification;
  • 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 2022-2023 school year.

Lifetime Achievement Award Eligibility Requirement

  • A County educator who has exhibited a lifetime (20+ years) of achievement in K-12 education. 
  • Lifetime achievement award is presented for achievement in leadership, teaching, and service. 

School Superintendent LogoNathan Finney Named 2022 Coconino County Spelling Bee Champion

 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coconino County Superintendent of Schools, Cheryl Mango-Paget, has announced Nathan Finney as the 2022 County Spelling Bee Champion. Finney, from Flagstaff Home Educators, won after spelling the word “defiant” correctly. Finney will move onto the Arizona State Spelling Bee which will be held in March.

 Levi Sankey (BASIS Flagstaff) was awarded second place and Kaylee Cotton (Fredonia Elementary School) came in third place. Spelling Bee contestants consisted of public, private, charter, and homeschooled students who won their school district Spelling Bee. “Every speller that competed is a winner and should be proud,” said Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Cheryl Mango-Paget. “We encourage students to continue their spelling practice and compete again next year.”

 The Superintendent of Schools would like to thank the Rotary Clubs for sponsoring the Spelling Bee.

 For additional information, please call the Coconino County School Superintendent Office at (928) 679-8070 or cmango-paget@coconino.az.gov.

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2021 Teacher of the Year, Rookie Teacher of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award Winners! 

Teacher of the Year, Josh Brink    

Josh Brink TOY Finalist Headshot

Rookie Teacher of the Year, Jessica Spink

Jessica Spink RTOY Finalist Headshot

Lifetime Achievement Award, Joe Guitierrez

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