The Circle K Teacher of the Year Award is undoubtedly Tucson’s most notable and prestigious education honor. Each year the best of the best high school teachers from across Southern Arizona are nominated. From those nominations only nine are selected as finalists. This year THREE of the nine were from Vail – Lisa Blanchard from Andrada, Nicole Whitt from Empire, and Gretchen Stickney from Cienega!
Then, at an elegant dinner sponsored by the University of Arizona, the winner is announced.
Drum roll please… “And the winner is NICOLE WHITT from Empire High School!”
Nicole adds this title to her Arizona Technology in Education Rookie of the Year and Arizona Technology in Education Teacher of the Year titles.
Congratulations Nicole on a well deserved honor!