Isaac Middle School Special Ed Teacher honored by Burch & Cracchiolo

Published on in Star Teacher Program

Kristen Jahrman chosen for her dedication and commitment to students

(December 16, 2022…Phoenix, AZ) Burch & Cracchiolo is pleased to honor special education teacher Kristen Jahrman from Isaac Middle School as the December “Star Teacher.” She has been teaching for 10 years, six of them in the Isaac School District. Jahrman earned her M.A. in Special Education while teaching from Grand Canyon University in 2020. In March 2023, she will receive an additional M.A. in Educational Leadership and Administration, also from Grand Canyon.

“Teaching exceptional learners is a special calling, a vocation if you will,” said Jahrman. “I feel so fortunate to be working with these wonderful kids.”

In addition, Jahrman is the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) coordinator for the school. The program builds and sustains comprehensive out-of-school time programs that provide high-quality academic enrichment opportunities for students attending high-poverty, low-performing schools. These programs meaningfully engage adult family members in helping their children succeed academically.

Jahrman received a check for $500 which will be used to purchase classroom incentives for her students. Isaac Middle School received an additional check for $250 to be used at the discretion of principal Kevin Sotomayor.

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. B&C has been honored as an AZ Business Angel by the Arizona Business Magazine in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

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