The Tempe Diablos recognized outstanding educators serving the Tempe, Ahwatukee and Chandler communities on May 9 during the 34th annual Excellence in Education Awards.
Teachers, leaders and administrators from three Tempe school districts were honored across seven categories along with monetary contributions that totaled more than $30,000, a press release explained.
“These outstanding educators help shape our future through the students they impact, and we are honored to celebrate their important work during Teacher Appreciation Week,” said Rob Personale, event chair.
The 21 educators who received recognition and awards were:
Additionally, the Diablos awarded approximately $240,000 for 30 scholarships to seniors that will be attending either Arizona State University or Maricopa County Community College.
Noteworthy presenters included Arizona Coyotes President Xavier Gutierrez who presented the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Washington Covena from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona who presented the Teacher of the Year award.