PHOENIX – A Peoria schoolteacher has been honored as November’s Excellence in Education Award winner presented by Taylor Morrison, a leading builder and developer in North America, and KEZ 99.9. The award recognizes teachers for extraordinary dedication to their students and profession.
Terri Stueckrath, a language arts teacher at Vistancia Elementary School in the Peoria Unified School District, was awarded Excellence in Education for November and was presented with a plaque and a $99 prize for her achievements in the classroom.
“Outstanding educators in Arizona mean a great deal to all of us, and Taylor Morrison wants to recognize Stueckrath for her commitment to our state's children,” said Todd Hahn, vice president of sales and marketing for Taylor Morrison’s Arizona division. “Her kind demeanor and dedication to her students are what we need in today’s classrooms.”
Stueckrath was nominated by Ilse Kremer, the parent of one of Stueckrath’s students. Kremer’s child was struggling in English Language Arts. Stueckrath stepped in and guided the student over several months, providing praise and recognition for small achievements. Soon the course became the student’s favorite subject.
“Ms. Stueckrath goes above and beyond to help students exceed in her classroom,” said Kremer. “She has made an amazing difference with my daughter. Rather than focusing in on the negative and telling students what they are doing is wrong, she praises them for what they are doing right.
“I feel very fortunate that my daughter landed in her classroom and lucky to see and experience firsthand what a tremendous difference a great teacher makes.”
Each month, Taylor Morrison and KEZ will select a new Excellence in Education Award winner from entries received throughout the school year. To nominate a teacher or to learn more about previous winners, visit www.kez999.com/common/i-nominate/excellence-in-education/.
For more information about Taylor Morrison, please visit www.taylormorrison.com.
About Taylor Morrison
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Taylor Morrison Home Corporation operates in the U.S. under the Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes brands and in Canada under the Monarch brand. Taylor Morrison is a builder and developer of single-family detached and attached homes, serving a wide array of customers including first-time, move-up, luxury and 55+ or better. Taylor Morrison divisions operate in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida and Texas. Darling Homes serves move-up and luxury homebuyers in Texas. Monarch, Canada’s oldest homebuilder, builds homes for first-time and move-up buyers in Toronto and Ottawa as well as high rise condominiums in Toronto.