January 2021 Star Teacher is Darius T. Williams of Corte Sierra Elementary in Litchfield School District

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(January 25, 2021…Phoenix, AZ) The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is proud to announce Darius T. Williams as the January 2021 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award. Williams is a 4th grade teacher at Corte Sierra Elementary School in the Litchfield Elementary School District.

Williams was nominated by a parent of one of his students, Julia Jewell.  Her nomination reads:

Mr. Williams is simply amazing! He is a teacher that we will remember forever. Starting middle school can be stressful for students and their parents. Our son’s transition has been nothing short of amazing.  Mr. Williams has been an absolutely blessing. He goes above and beyond for the students. He started an afterschool homework program for students. He doesn’t have to do this, this is on his own personal time. This has helped our son more than he will ever know. He pushes the students to give 110% in all they do. He teaches them life lessons. We receive daily communication from Mr. Williams. He is truly committed to the well-being of each and every student. The inspirational sticky notes he provides to the students is just so moving and warms my soul that our son has this level of support from his teacher.

I love reading my son’s school journal to see what he is grateful for. I know that I am grateful that my son has had the opportunity to have Mr. Williams this year. I wish every student could experience having an exceptional teacher like Mr. Williams.

Thank You Mr. Williams for pushing our son to become the best he can be. You have taught him to never give up, to have confidence, to be a good person/student and so much more!

Williams received his M.Ed. from Northern Arizona University in 2007 and his B.A. in sociology from Arizona State University in 2005. For more than fourteen years he taught at Arts Academy at Estrella Mountain in Tolleson, Arizona. Since 2018 Williams has been a part of Engineering for Kids as facilities manager and teacher of the junior class (ages 4-7). In 2019 he joined the Litchfield Elementary School District teaching 6th grade at Wigwam Creek Middle School before moving to Corte Sierra in 2020.

“I have a true passion for working with students. Helping each child progress in all areas of their development (academic, social, etc.) is a challenge that I am honored to accept daily. I strive to create a community of learners that nurtures this growth in a positive, fun environment” says Williams.

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 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.