Native American chosen as Arizona Teacher of the Year

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 honors N...

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