Melissa John

A huge congratulations goes out to Melissa John, teacher of the gifted program at Cottonwood Elementary School. She was honored on February 10th for her work with the gifted students in her school and district. Upon receiving the award by the Arizona Association for Gifted Teachers, she was told, "our nomination committee selected you for your innovative teaching style and passion for the Gifted Students in your schools."

Mrs. John was nominated by her colleagues for her innovative practices, her work to provide higher level instruction across all grade levels, her work to revamp the gifted program at Cottonwood to reach more students, and her partnership with classroom teachers. Her students are reaping the benefits of her efforts!

Thank you for your commitment to your students and for representing the incredible teachers across the Vail School District. Congratulations on a well deserved honor!