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Cochise County will honor their top teachers

Date: April 6, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM 
Place: Thunder Mountain Activity Center, Bldg. 70525 Irwin Street, Ft. Huachuca

Join us in celebrating our educators and exceptional teachers. This year’s theme “Teachers, The Real Superheroes”

Our teachers’ dedication, energy, and creativity help to prepare today’s students to become college and/or career ready. They constantly go beyond the call of duty to ensure “Success” is the only option for our students!

Many teachers will be recognized, and the banquet will conclude with the announcement of the
2018 Cochise County Teacher of the Year.

Tickets are 35 dollars, to order by credit or debit card visit .  You may also contact Ms. Johanna Scott at 520-432-8952  

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A Selection Committee evaluates the nominations received from schools throughout Cochise County and selects one top elementary, middle, and high school teacher. The teacher with the highest score will have the honor of being named "2018 Cochise County Teacher of the Year." At the banquet and awards ceremony, each of the nominated teachers will be honored guests and will receive dinner, a medallion, and a monetary award.

Is there an educator you would like to see honored at the event? Is there a special project that has impacted your campus, community and/or district? Please note this year we will have open nominations, this means anyone in Cochise County has the opportunity to nominate the teacher of their choice. The only exception is the New Teacher of the Year nomination; a principal or superintendent must submit that form.

Submission due dates for nomination packets/forms is February 28, 2018 by

5 PM. All forms can be mailed to our office using the CEF mailing address PO Drawer 493, Bisbee, AZ 85603 or email Johanna Scott at


TEACHER/SPECIAL PROJECTS OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORMS are available.  They can be found underneath this announcement as a link.

We are requesting merchandise or gift certificate donations to be used as teacher awards and raffle prizes. We hope we can count on your generosity. All donors will be acknowledged during the ceremony and in the printed program.

Please help us recognize our outstanding teachers in Cochise County by contributing to this special event. All contributions can be sent to the above address or, if you prefer, we will be happy to make pick-up arrangements as well. The Cochise Education Foundation is a non-profit corporation, so your contribution is tax deductible. Your thoughtfulness and participation is very much appreciated.


2018 Cochise County Teacher of the Year Nomination Form

2018 Cochise County Education Special Project Nomination Form


For more information, contact Ms. Johanna Scott at 432-8952 
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Workshop Payment
(Same day): $85.00



Does Your Child Enjoy Math?

Then how about participating in Math Kangaroo?


  Math Kangaroo is a not-for-profit started in Australia in the 1980’s and has become a phenomenon with over six million students participating worldwide.  The objective is to learn mathematics via interesting problems and being rewarded for one’s effort. The competition at a glance:

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • 24 questions (grades 1 – 4)
  • 30 questions (grades 5 – 12)
  • Each participant receives a t-shirt, certificate and gift on day of competition

Your child does not have to travel far to take part in this competition because it will be held at the Sierra Vista Public Library on March 15, 2018 from 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm. The cost for the registration is only $21/student
[fee increases to $35/student after December 15th]

So, enroll your child now at

Please note: seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis




Within the scope of the Arizona Revised Statutes and in collaboration with state and local agencies, the Cochise County School Superintendent’s office provides guidance, advocacy, programs, and services which support Cochise County Schools.

Our responsibilities include:

  • Preparing payroll and expense checks for twenty-one districts

  • Coordinating special events like the County Spelling Bee and the Education Exhibit at the County Fair

  • Providing professional development for teachers and other school personnel

  • Overseeing school governing board elections and appointments, bond and override elections

  • Filing Homeschool affidavits and teacher certificates

  • Maintaining a Homeschool library

  • Overseeing the jail education program for juveniles


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The Southern Arizona Regional Education Center is a voluntary structure implemented by the County School Superintendents that provide locally defined and accessible professional learning, educational services, and technical assistance to address statewide and regional initiatives.

The Southern Arizona Regional Education Center is a dedicated group of leaders and professional developers serving schools in Arizona's southernmost counties.  This organization has recognized the need for a robust resource to provide professional development opportunities to educators in southern Arizona schools.  

Cochise, Pima and Santa Cruz counties have joined together with the University of Arizona, Cochise Community College, Pima Community College and local business partners to offer professional development opportunities to educators.  The purpose is to create a network of professional development support to strengthen teacher and leader efficacy in Southern Arizona schools.

Our goals include:

  • Provide professional development in the Arizona academic standards and assessments
  • Assist schools in data analysis to improve student achievement
  • Provide hands-on, engaging STEM professional learning opportunities to PreK-12th grade educators with support from business and industry partners
  • Support schools in addressing school safety and wellness, including the behavioral, social, and developmental needs of their students



Expect More Arizona is a statewide nonpartisan advocacy organization, building public will for a world-class education for all children by:

*Raising awareness and influencing public opinion on key education issues *Educating and mobilizing voters to make education a top priority *Building a high expectations, education first culture with Arizona’s parents and families *Facilitating statewide collaboration and a shared voice on Arizona’s top education issues such as early literacy, college and high standards and assessments, education funding and postsecondary access and completion.

Expect More Arizona and its partners aim to achieve a world-class education system in which every Arizona child, regardless of background, income, or zip code, is able to:

*Access high-quality early learning that prepares him/her for Kindergarten *Read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade Graduate from high school ready for college or career *Attain a college degree and/or certificate or industry credential

Here is a great resource page for students, parents and family, educators, policymakers, media and press, concerned Arizonans, and businesses.