Jason Brown named April 2021 Star Teacher by Burch & Cracchiolo

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Ironwood High School IB Math and Physics Teacher Honored

(April 19, 2021…Phoenix, AZ) The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Jason Brown  of Ironwood High School has been named the April 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” He teaches International Baccalaureate (IB) math and physics and has been at the school for 24 years.  Opening in 1986 the school has an enrollment close to 2,000 students and is in the Peoria Unified School District.    

Brown earned his B.S. in physics at  Northern Arizona University in 1994. He is also a certified IB instructor. Brown was nominated by long-time friend Stu Kemppainen who wrote:

"Jason Brown has been a staple and consistent presence for the Peoria Unified School District (Ironwood H.S.) for nearly 30 years. As an IB Math and Physics teacher, he has helped students (some from economically challenged and diverse backgrounds) achieve academic excellence to obtain scholarships to all in state universities, MIT, Stanford, multiple Ivy League schools and others.

In addition, Mr. Brown is very involved with the school and district- writing curriculum, being the head track coach for years (retired from that in 2019) where he has helped student achieve athletic and academic scholarships, working the sideline chains at football games and chaperoning dances. Mr. Brown is always available to his students, their parents and his co-workers. Additionally, he often arrives early and stays late to help students with homework and understanding math and science concepts. During the pandemic, Mr. Brown is very proactive providing in class and remote learning while maintaining a safe environment."

A Valley teacher is 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.Star Teacher Program

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 40 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.