FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2019
J.O. Combs Unified School District Recognizes 31 Legendary Teachers
SAN TAN VALLEY, ARIZ. - On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 31 life-changing educators were recognized for their selection as Legendary Teachers at the J.O. Combs Unified School District Governing Board meeting. Combs joins districts and municipalities across the country in celebrating Legendary Teacher Day, a heartfelt tribute to teachers who transform their deep content knowledge into life-changing student learning.
Originally established in the State of Arizona by Dr. Nicholas Clement, an administrator at Northern Arizona University, the program establishes the fourth Thursday in September as National Legendary Teacher Day, reminding everyone to take time to remember a Legendary Teacher in their life and thank them for their impact.
"Here at Combs, we believe every student has had special teachers that made a significant difference in their lives, and we realize the importance of recognizing them for that impact," said Superintendent Dr. Greg Wyman. "We encourage our entire community to join us in this celebration and take the time to contact a Legendary Teacher in your life to express your gratitude for the difference they've made."
The Legendary Teachers were selected by their school principals, and represented various grade levels and disciplines throughout the district. Each was honored by the Governing Board with a certificate of appreciation, as well as a signed copy of Clement's book, "How to Catch a Swamp Frog."
To read the full Legendary Teacher Day resolution approved by the J.O. Combs Unified School District Governing Board, please click here.
For more information about the J.O. Combs Unified School District or their talented teaching staff, visit www.jocombs.org or call (480) 987-5300.
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Kayla Fulmer, Director of Marketing & Community Relations
J.O. Combs Unified School District
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