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Legendary Teacher Day 2021

September 23, 2021, is Legendary Teacher Day! Legendary Teacher Day is intended as a day of tribute to teachers who impacted learning in a positive and significant manner. This day of tribute to teachers was established in 2014 by Dr. Nicholas I. Clement.  As a long time administrator, he spent his career identifying, developing, and celebrating teachers in a variety of assignments.  Following his retirement in 2013, Dr. Clement was appointed to the Ernest McFarland Citizen’s Chair in Education by the dean of the College of Education at Northern Arizona University.  Because of commitment and passion for education, Dr. Clement established the Legendary Teacher Day to celebrate and honor those teachers who have had an impact on education. The three tenets that describe a legendary teacher are: building relationships, engaging deeply with students, and creating high expectations. 

This year’s FUSD Legendary Teacher recipients are:

Luis Melo - Sinagua Middle School

Luis Melo

Laurie Jeffers - Thomas Elementary

Laurie Jeffers

Julie Elliott - DeMiguel Elementary, retired

Julie Elliott

Kimberly Wertz - DeMiguel Elementary

Kimberly Wertz

Terry Wilson - Coconino High School

Terry Wilson

Congratulations 2021 FUSD Legendary Teachers!