Burch & Cracchiolo selects Melanie Liddy as August 2020 Star Teacher

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Mitchell Elementary School 3rd grade teacher awarded $500

(August 27, 2020…Phoenix, AZ) The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Melanie Liddy of Mitchell Elementary School in Phoenix as the August  2020 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.”  Liddy is a 3rd grade teacher who has been at Mitchell Elementary for 9 years. She was awarded a check for $500 to use for classroom art supplies and/or a field trip, and a certificate of recognition. Liddy was presented the award by B&C attorney Ali Bull via Zoom.

Liddy graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in elementary education.  She received her M.A. in non-profit studies and worked in the non-profit field for two years prior to beginning her education career.

Liddy’s nomination reads, in part:

Mrs. Liddy is extremely dedicated to her students and her profession. She spends countless hours after school hours to make sure that her students are provided with the best education possible. This would include many nights and weekends spent preparing lesson plans and grading papers/projects. She volunteers for many after school functions and has worked with the Student Council. She also spends many hours working with the Isaac Schools District board, programs and committees, Arizona Education Association, and with our state legislature to ensure that our schools and students have a better future.  She has also recently decided to improve her classroom skills to better provide for her students by working on her National Board certification. Despite many of her colleagues leaving due to poor morale and low pay, Melanie has opted to work harder for her students and for the future of Arizona education. I am privileged to know many deserving teachers and Melanie stands out among them. I proudly nominate Melanie Liddy.

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.

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