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Twin Peaks K-8 teacher receives Teacher Excellence Award!

IMAGE: Monica Baden of Twin Peaks K8 awarded teacher excellence award. Congratulations to Monica Baden, Twin Peaks K-8 GEM teacher, selected for the Teacher Excellence Award sponsored by Tucson Values Teachers, Helios Education Foundation, South Tucson Lions and STLCyber Lions Clubs.

Ms. Baden and her students enjoyed a surprise virtual visit on May 4, 2020 where Ms. Baden received the Teacher Excellence Award during Teacher Appreciation Week!

Her student, Nathan, nominated her by submitting a very special video. Watch this delightful teacher nomination video where Nathan says, “Ms. Baden is going above and beyond in virtual instruction..we can all interface and ask questions.. in addition, she is helping guide parents. Ms. Baden is very patient, she knows how to make things fun and she is kind.”

Ms. Baden received flowers, $250 cash courtesy of Helios Education Foundation, a $50 gift card to Office Depot thanks to South Tucson Lions and STLCyber Lions Clubs, plus another $100 gift card for additional school supplies.

This recognition honors the extraordinary level of excellence and commitment that Ms. Baden demonstrates every day.