There's a Reason I'm a Teacher

NAU’s College of Education proudly presented its 12th annual conference providing a professional experience for future elementary and secondary teachers.  We are grateful to our partners:

  • Council of Chief State School Officers
    • National Teacher of the Year Program
  • Arizona Educational Foundation
    • Arizona Teacher of the Year Program
  • Blue Cross Blues Shield of Arizona
  • The many school districts around the state that support their teachers to come to share their wisdom and experiences with our teacher candidates.

 Rebecca Mieliwocki   Rebecca Mieliwocki
2012 National Teacher of the Year

Rebecca ignited conference participants with stories of her year as National Teacher of the Year and highlights of her years in the classroom. Using humor she wove into her stories the important values and principles that all outstanding teachers possess. Teaching takes heart.

 Nancie Lindblom   Nancie Lindblom
2013 Arizona Teacher of the Year/Ambassadors for Excellence

Nancie Lindblom brought teaching alive as she shared key components of teaching she sought from her students through a survey.
• Know Your Content
• Know How to Teach Content
• Know Your Students
She knows how to make history come alive for her students!
She reminded participants that teachers have the power and the responsibility to open doors to a world of possibilities for all students.

 Marlene Armstrong  Marlene Armstrong
2013 Arizona Rural Teacher of the Year

Marlene inspired participants to move more fully into the 21st century through technology. She provided them with a wealth of information to pack in their teacher tool bags including multiple strategies on how to integrate technology into their classrooms. She opened their eyes to many resources and the best part for a teacher – they are all FREE!