Eight to air Arizona Teacher of the Year 2012

What makes a good teacher great? Join Eight, Arizona PBS as it salutes Arizona teachers with its Arizona Teacher of the Year 2012 broadcast at 9:30 p.m., Jan. 27. This Eight original production features insights from students and colleagues who explain what makes each of the five award finalists so remarkable. The Arizona Educational Foundation made the production possible.

The Arizona Teacher of the Year program is a program of the Arizona Educational Foundation and the only statewide program that spotlights the contributions of Arizona's teachers. The program annually recognizes five exceptionally skilled and dedicated pre-k through 12th grade public school teachers. Nominees are those individuals who have gained the respect and admiration of students, parents and co-workers. They play an active and useful role in their communities as well as their schools, often distinguishing themselves as leaders. They have a superior ability to help all students achieve.

For more information visit http://www.azpbs.org/azteacher/.