B&C names Paula Craig of Shaw Elementary “Star Teacher” for October 2019

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(October 25, 2019…Phoenix, AZ) The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Paula Craig of Augustus H. Shaw Elementary School as the October 2019 recipient of the “B&C Star Teachers Award.”  Craig is an elementary school teacher who has been in the teaching profession for 20 years, the last 15 at Shaw.  She was awarded a check for $500 to use for classroom supplies and a certificate of recognition.


From left: Jasper Ramirez (student), Christina Ramirez (nominator), Paula Craig (honoree), Alicia Bull (B&C attorney)

Craig was nominated by Shaw parent Christina Ramirez who wrote in part, “Paula Craig’s teaching style is so calm and cool in the midst of the chaotic energy of 30 or more kids. She treats each one with respect and dignity as she navigates each individual child’s educational path. She advocates for the well-rounded child; education and emotional well-being. Homework is capped at 30 minutes because she believes a child also learns through play and needs enough sleep to do well. She is quite frankly just an amazing human who teaches with grace and serenity and her class thrives as a result.”

The award was presented by B&C attorney Alicia Bull. Shaw Principal Susan Engdall and nominator Christina Ramirez also attended the presentation.

A Valley teacher will be chosen each month to receive $500 through a nominating process on the firm’s website www.bcattorneys.com. Nominations will be accepted from students, former students and parents who wish to honor and thank a teacher who has had a great impact on their life. Many teachers spend their own money to augment the costs of classroom supplies, field trips and other non-covered costs that arise throughout the school year.  B&C hopes to alleviate that burden for one deserving teacher each month.


Paula Craig from August H. Shaw Elementary School on Phoenix

Nominations are open to all teachers in K-12 who teach in Maricopa County. Winners will be notified and then presented a check at their school by a member of Burch & Cracchiolo. Photos and/or video will be taken to post on the firm website and social media. To nominate go to www.bcattorneys.com, click on the “Nominate a B&C Star Teacher” button and tell us why you think your teacher deserves the B&C Star Teachers Award.

About Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.

Now with 39 attorneys, Burch & Cracchiolo is one of the Southwest's premier law firms. The firm was founded in 1970 by Haze Burch and Dan Cracchiolo and today the firm’s lawyers are among the most highly regarded and recognized leaders in the areas of business and corporate law, construction, estate and wealth preservation planning, family law, finance, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, personal injury and insurance defense, real estate and tax law.  The firm has a long history of giving back to the community through non-profit sponsorships, donations and volunteer efforts.