Angela Enciso of Camelback High Selected as February Star Teacher

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(February 23, 2021…Phoenix, AZ) The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Angela Enciso has been named the February 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award. She has over 15 years of teaching experience and has been at Camelback High School in multiple roles since 2012 including the role of math teacher, Math Department Instructional Leader, and currently as the Professional Development Specialist.

Enciso received a B.S. in Mathematics from San Diego State University in 2004 and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 2018. Her motto is “Never Give Up. Perseverance Always Pays Off.”

Enciso was nominated by her student, Zaye Martinez.  His nomination reads:

“I’ve had a lot of challenges in high school.  Due to some family issues, I was not coming to school and close to dropping out or being kicked out during my sophomore year. I didn’t have any motivation to come to school. My teacher, Mrs. Enciso, helped me change this. I am now a junior with all As and Bs with good attendance. No one has helped me more during high school than Mrs. Enciso. She never gave up on me, even when I was making bad decisions. She would have talks with me and let me know she expected me to do better. She had a parent meeting with my mom and helped come up with a plan to keep me in school. Whenever I come to school, she makes sure to let me know that I matter to her.

She always encourages me to do my best. She teaches more than math, she teaches about life and goals in life. I know I can always count on her to help me. I now plan to go to college after high school. I know my life will be better in the future because of her belief in me and all of her encouragement.”

A Valley teacher is chosen each month to receive $500 through a nominating process on the firm’s website 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.

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, 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.

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