Top Ten nominees announced for the AEF Teacher of the Year 2023!


Partners for Equitable Science Instruction (PESI) is proud to announce the nomination of PESI supporter, Jaime Camero, as a Top Ten nominee for Arizona Education Foundation (AEF) Teacher of the Year 2023!



 The Arizona Education Foundation (AEF) is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the exceptional work of public schools.  AEF has announced its Top Ten list of teachers nominated for Arizona’s 2023 Teacher of the Year award.  The Teacher of the Year award is the highest honor bestowed upon Arizona’s public school teachers.  Desert Financial will serve as the title sponsor of the Arizona Teacher of the Year Awards ceremony.  The educator ultimately selected as Arizona Teacher of the Year 2023, goes on to become our state’s candidate for National Teacher of the Year.

Congratulations and best of luck to the nominees!

This year’s 10 nominees are:
  • Jamie Camero(Science/ELA), Douglas Elementary, Flowing Wells Unified School District 
  • Zelatrice Fowler(Gifted Education), Emerson Elementary, Phoenix Elementary School District
  • Amber Gould(English/Student Council), Greenway High School, Glendale Union High School District
  • Rodney “Scott” Harnisch(Music), Kyrene del Norte Dual Language Academy, Kyrene School District 
  • Erin Henderson(English/AVID), North High School, Phoenix Union High School District
  • Royd Lee(General Education), Tuba City Elementary, Tuba City Unified School District #15 
  • Christina Musselman(General Education), Starline Elementary, Lake Havasu Unified School District
  • Ann Shanahan(History & Government), Maryvale High School, Phoenix Union High School District
  • Ty White(Chemistry), Wilcox High School, Wilcox Unified School District
  • Robyn Yewell(General Education), Winifred Harelson Elementary, Amphitheatre Public Schools
Click here to read more about AEF’s Teacher of the Year program.