Native American chosen as Arizona Teacher of the Year


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 2:24pm

Arizona Educational Foundation

Lynette Stant, a 3rd grade teacher at Salt River Elementary in the Salt River Schools district is the Arizona Educational Foundation's 2020 Arizona Teacher of the Year.

Stant, a fifteen-year veteran teacher, is the first teacher working in a Bureau of Indian Education school to be named an Arizona Teacher of the Year, and the first Native teacher to be chosen.

"I became a teacher because I don't ever want Native American students to feel they are not prepared to meet the challenges of college," says Stant. "Providing equitable learning opportunities in an environment that respects and honor...

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