Teachers from Mesa and Higley unified school districts have been named Arizona Educational Foundation 2013 Ambassadors for Excellence. Lindsey Connor, a seventh-grade mathematics teacher at Gilbert’s San Tan Elementary School in the Higley Unified School District and Nancie Lindblom, an American history and government teacher at Mesa’s Skyline High School, are two of the five ambassadors vying for the “Teacher of the Year” title that will be announced Nov. 14.
Five additional teachers were named as semi-finalists and include Sarah Burgess, a U.S. history teacher at Chandler’s Hamilton High School, Jonathan Howell, an anatomy and physiology teacher at Mesa’s East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa; and Kimberly Lynch, a fifth-grade teacher at San Tan Valley’s Ellsworth Elementary School in the J.O. Combs Unified School District.
All 10 teachers will march in and be honored at the 2012 Fiesta Bowl Parade, and Blue Bell Ice Cream will present each of the top 10 teachers with a school-wide ice cream party.