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

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Villa Montessori veteran teacher applauded for efforts with 1st-3rd graders

(October 21, 2021…Phoenix, AZ) The law firm of 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. 

Starr was nominated by B&C partner Jim Stipe who wrote:

Connie has dedicated her life and her own education to teaching young children. She has been teaching for 29 years in public, private and charter schools.  She has been teaching Montessori education for 21 of those years, with 16 years of experience in grades 1 -3. She is certified in Primary and Elementary Montessori Education, with an A.M.I. Certification in Primary and A.M.S. Certification in Elementary Education.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from A.S.U., a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from University of Houston, and a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD.  She's a Starr/star!

A Valley teacher is chosen each month to receive $500 through a nominating process on the firm’s website www.bcattorneys.com. Nominations are 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. In addition, the school where the educator teaches receives a check for $250 to be used at their discretion. 

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 Star Teacher” button and tell us why you think your teacher deserves the B&C Star Teacher Award.

About Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.

Now with 41 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, criminal defense, 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.