Teach for America educator honored by Burch & Cracchiolo

Burch & Cracchiolo proudly names Lauren Hawks the May 2022 Star Teacher. An Arizona State University student who is receiving her master’s degree this week, Hawks has been teaching 7th grade math for 2 years through the Teach for America program at Pueblo del Sol Elementary in the Isaac School District.

Burch & Cracchiolo names Wes Harder of Norterra Canyon School March Star Teacher

Burch & Cracchiolo proudly names Wes Harder of Norterra Canyon School as the March 2022 Star Teacher. Harder has been teaching 5th grade math, social studies and science for 6 years and recently came onboard as the school Athletic Director.

Verrado High School Band Director named February Star Teacher

Buckeye’s Verrado High School music and band director Tracy Meldrum has been selected as the February Star Teacher by the Phoenix law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.  She has been at Verrado since it’s opening in 2006 and has grown the band program from 9 to 96 members, competed in over 70 competitions, 13 state championships, and six state finals.

Burch & Cracchiolo honors Courtney Wilson as January 2022 Star Teacher

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Courtney Wilson as the January 2022 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” Wilson is a 3rd grade teacher at Hopi Elementary School in the Scottsdale Unified School District where she has been teaching for 20 years. She earned her B.A. in education from Arizona State University in 2001.

Burch & Cracchiolo honors Cinnamon Robles as December Star Teacher

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Cinnamon Robles as the December 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” Robles is an Ajo, Arizona raised first-grade teacher at San Simon School in Sells, AZ on the Tohono O’odham reservation. She is in her third year of teaching and was formerly teaching fourth grade English at Eisenhower Innovation Center in the Mesa Public School District.

Burch & Cracchiolo honors Kelly Batke as November Star Teacher

Burch & Cracchiolo is proud to announce Mr. Kelly Batke of Centennial Middle School has been named the November 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” Batke has been teaching special education students in 6th-8th grade students for 10 years. Centennial has an enrollment of 750 students and is located in the Kyrene School District.  The District covers portions of Tempe, Phoenix, Chandler and Guadalupe and serves over 15,000 students.

29-year Educator Connie Starr honored as Star Teacher by Burch & Cracchiolo

Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Connie Starr of Villa Montessori Charter School has been named the October 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” Starr has been teaching for 29 years.

Afghan/Iraq Veteran honored as Star Teacher by Burch & Cracchiolo

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce MSG (R) Jeffrey Rice of Maryvale High School has been named the September 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” MSG Rice has been a JROTC instructor at Maryvale High School for 6 years.

Cancer Survivor honored as Star Teacher by Burch & Cracchiolo

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Alicia Russell of Starlight Park Elementary School has been named the August 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” She teaches 4th grade and has been at teaching in the Cartwright Elementary School District for 16 years.

B&C Updates Star Teacher Award program to honor schools with additional $250

The two-year old Burch & Cracchiolo “Star Teacher Award” program is getting an update this month as Valley students and teachers head back to school for the 2021-2022 school year. In addition to a Valley teacher being chosen each month to receive $500, the school where the educator teaches will receive an additional check for $250 to be used at their discretion.

Capitol Elementary School science and math teacher honored as B&C May Star Teacher

Trisha Thomas of Capitol Elementary School has been named the May 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” She teaches 6th grade science and math and has been at teaching in the Phoenix Elementary School District for 17 years.

Burch & Cracchiolo Star Teacher Award program featured in Paradigm Magazine

Burch & Cracchiolo Star Teacher Award program featured in Paradigm Magazine

Jason Brown named April 2021 Star Teacher by Burch & Cracchiolo

Jason Brown named April 2021 Star Teacher by Burch & Cracchiolo

Spanish Immersion Dual Language Teacher Amanda Hall named March Star Teacher

Spanish Immersion Dual Language Teacher Amanda Hall named March Star Teacher

Angela Enciso of Camelback High Selected as February Star Teacher

Angela Enciso of Camelback High Selected as February Star Teacher

January 2021 Star Teacher is Darius T. Williams of Corte Sierra Elementary in Litchfield School District

he law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Darius T. Williams as the January 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award. Williams is a 4th grade teacher at Corte Sierra Elementary School in the Litchfield Elementary School District.

Tara Knope selected as B&C December 2020 Star Teacher

Tara Knope selected as B&C December 2020 Star Teacher

Burch & Cracchiolo selects Caroline Estrada Carlson as November 2020 Star Teacher

he law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Caroline Estrada Carlson as the November 2020 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” Carlson was recently named the Science and Enrichment Coach for the Roosevelt School District in Phoenix. Prior to this assignment she taught 8th grade science at Irene Lopez Elementary School for four years.

B&C Selects Ralph Crudup, Sr. as October 2020 Star Teacher

Mr. Crudup has cultivated a deep passion for children and teaching over many decades. His desire to play a more active role in the education of children drove him to pursue a bachelor’s degree in history and master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.

Burch & Cracchiolo selects Debra Grobmeier as September 2020 Star Teacher

Grobmeier was nominated by long-time friend and parent of former students Susan Hall of Susan Hall Realtors and she writes: "Her students would tell you she is amazing.  She received letters years later thanking her.  Some apologizing for their behavior (high schoolers are not easy) and that because of her they became teachers.  She spends every lunch hour tutoring students in her classroom.  She cares deeply for each child and uses her money every year to buys books and paper and pens - and always has a candy jar or nutrigrain bar available."

Burch & Cracchiolo selects Melanie Liddy as August 2020 Star Teacher

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Melanie Liddy of Mitchell Elementary School in Phoenix as the August  2020 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.”  Liddy is a 3rd grade teacher who has been at Mitchell Elementary for 9 years. She was awarded a check for $500 to use for classroom art supplies and/or a field trip, and a certificate of recognition. Liddy was presented the award by B&C attorney Ali Bull via Zoom.

B&C selects Jennifer Weworski as February 2020 Star Teacher

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Jennifer Weworski of St. Louis the King Catholic School as the recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.”  Weworski is a 2nd grade teacher who has been in the teaching profession for 15 years.  She was awarded a check for $500 to use for classroom art supplies and/or a field trip, and a certificate of recognition.

B&C selects Chris Hamlin as January 2020 Star Teacher

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Chris Hamlin of Silver Valley Elementary School as the January 2020 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.”  Hamlin is a 6th grade teacher who has been in education for 15 years. He was awarded a check for $500 to use for classroom art supplies and/or a field trip, and a certificate of recognition.

Burch & Cracchiolo selects Candace Greene as December 2019 “Star Teacher”

Burch & Cracchiolo selects Candace Greene as December 2019 "Star Teacher"

B&C honors Sarah Nenaber of Chandler as November Star Teacher

Nenaber chosen as B&C November Star Teacher

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

3rd B&C Star Teacher is Paula Craig of Augustus H. Shaw Elementary School in Phoenix

September B&C Star Teacher Award goes to Tori Randich of Carl Hayden High School

2nd Star Teacher Award is presented to Tori Randich of Carl Hayden High School

B&C honors special ed educator Suzanne Hanson with Star Teacher Award

B&C strives to help teachers with out of pocket expenses

B&C to honor educators with Star Teacher Award

B&C to award $500 each monthly during the 2019-2020 school year to deserving teacher in K-12 in Maricopa County