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Rose K-8 kindergarten teacher named Rodel Exemplary Teacher finalist for 2013

Posted November 21, 2012

Congratulations to Nicole Handford, kindergarten teacher at Rose K-8 School on being named a Rodel Exemplary Teacher finalist for 2013. This honor is given to 25 teachers throughout Arizona. Twelve of these finalists will be named exemplary teachers and will serve as mentors to the Rodel Promising Student Teachers.

The Rodel Exemplary Teacher Initiative honors extraordinary teachers and asks that they each mentor six high-potential student teachers, one per semester. What sets the program apart from typical student teaching programs is that mentor teachers are selected based on their outstanding student achievement in high-need schools, their ability to mentor new teachers, and the recommendation of their principals and Rodel's observation team. This ensures that student teachers are learning from the best. In addition, Rodel provides further training and support to both mentors and student teachers to assure Promising Student Teacher Graduates start their careers as outstanding educators.

More information about this program can be found at the Rodel website.