Gilbert Public Schools leads the State with 76 nationally board certified teachers. GPS educators exhibit the highest standards for subject knowledge, innovation and dedication to their profession. They endeavor to tap the curiosity of each student and instill in the individual the desire to become a life-long learner.
Mesquite High educator Cassie Alber was named a Diamond Award winner by the National Forensic League Speech and Debate Honor Society for her professional career which combines excellence and longevity.
Sharon Irion was named as Arizona’s Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year.
In June, Larry Dexter a Social Studies teacher at Canyon Valley School travelled to Springfield, Illinois to participate in the Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellowship program. He was selected to represent Arizona and was one of fifty educators from around the country.
Carol Rae Ranch Reading Specialist Brenda Hardy received nearly $4000 in grant money from Qwest for her Fluency through Technology program.
Amy Dillard of Highland High was named the Outstanding Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year for 2011. This marks the second consecutive year Highland’s Agricultural Department received this award.