(October 15, 2020…Phoenix, AZ) The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Ralph Crudup, Sr. as the October 2020 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.” Crudup teaches ESL social studies at New World Educational Center at 7th Street and Bethany Home Road in Phoenix and has been an educator for 16 years. He was awarded a check for $500 to use for supplies and a certificate of recognition.
Crudup was presented the award by B&C partner Ed Bull via Zoom.
Teacher Ralph Crudup, Sr. Accepting the Star Teacher Award
Crudup was nominated by his son, Ralph Crudup, Jr. who has been an employee of Burch & Cracchiolo for 21 years. His nomination reads, in part:
"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.
Mr. Crudup has been an official educator for over 16 years. First, he entered the public school as an emergency substitute teacher in two elementary school districts. From there, he aspired to not only teach on the high school campus, but also to serve as a mentor and role model to subsequent generations.
Mr. Crudup is also an active member in the local community. He served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. He worked with Catholic Social Services as a refugee resettlement mentor for nine years. He has spent more than 20 years as a volunteer chaplain with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and he continues to volunteer and train mentors for work in Arizona State Prisons. He has positively impacted lives of all ages in these positions.
Mr. Crudup has provided the needed encouragement to the young and old to be better members of society."
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.
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.