More Honors for Apollo Teacher Amanda McAdams

More Honors for Apollo Teacher Amanda McAdams
December 2011 - Apollo English teacher and former Arizona Teacher of the Year Amanda McAdams continues to make a significant impact on students in her classroom and the greater educational community.

McAdams was recently appointed to Governor Jan Brewer's Arizona Ready Education Council, a re-vamped commission charged with improving the state of education in Arizona. McAdams is the only classroom teacher on the council. To read more about the council's goals and strategies, click here.

Also, McAdams recently visited Northern Arizona University's College of Education graduation ceremony, where she was both the Commencement speaker and recipient of an Honorary Doctorate. She was able to inspire the next generation of Arizona educators through her words and achievements.

Her alma mater, Utah State University, recently featured an article on its website that recounts McAdams's journey to becoming a teacher.

McAdams previously was named the 2011 Arizona Teacher of the Year, among other points of recognition. Click here to read more information about Mrs. McAdams from last school year or here to view McAdams speak about why she teaches in a video filmed by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Congratulations, Amanda, on the latest well-deserved honors.

Amanda with Ernie Calderon
Amanda McAdams with Arizona Board of Regents Regent Ernie Calderon, who is also a Sunnyslope parent.

Amanda with Drs. Denzine and Haeger
McAdams holding her honorary doctorate with Dr. Gypsy Denzine, Dean of NAU College of Education, and Dr. John Haeger, President of NAU.
Amanda with Allison and Joie
McAdams with Allison Mattingly, Apollo Principal, and Joie Eddings, Apollo School Secretary.
Amanda with Dan Kane
McAdams with NAU Vice-Provost Dan Kane.