Barry Goldwater History & Government Educator named August Star Teacher

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Burch & Cracchiolo names Gary Horowitz Star Teacher
Goldwater High History/Government teacher covers all the bases

(August 19, 2022…Phoenix, AZ) Burch & Cracchiolo proudly names Gary Horowitz the August 2022 Star Teacher. For the last 15 years Horowitz has been teaching 11th grade history and government at Barry Goldwater High School in the Deer Valley Unified School District. Horowitz received a check for $500 to be used for classroom supplies or other non-reimbursable costs.

Barry Goldwater High School received an additional check for $250 to be used at the principal’s discretion. The school opened in 1986 and has 9th-12th grades with a current enrollment of 1650 students.

Horowitz earned his B.A. in education and history from Ottawa University and a Special Education Certificate from the University of Phoenix.  At Goldwater, he has served as the chair of the Campus Anti-Bullying Committee, coached freshman and JV girls’ basketball and worked with LBGTQ students on campus. Horowitz goes the extra mile providing snacks for underserved students and assists in maintaining a supply of clothing and shoes for students in need.

A Valley teacher is chosen each month to receive $500 through a nominating process on the firm’s website Nominations are accepted from students, former students and parents who wish to honor and thank a teacher who has had a profound 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, 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, 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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