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Butterfield Elementary School Teacher Jill Cordova Named United Way Literacy Champion Finalist

Jill Cordova Jill Cordova, a reading specialist at Butterfield Elementary School, is a United Way Literacy Champion Finalist.  This recognition celebrates educators who go above and beyond to improve literacy in southern Arizona. 

“Mrs. Cordova is a champion for literacy because she understands just how important it is for each and every student to become a successful and joyful reader,” said Joshua Bayne, principal of Butterfield Elementary School.  She has a strong desire for all students to reach their full potential and enjoy the journey to becoming a lifelong reader.” 

Ms. Cordova is in her 25th year of teaching in southern Arizona and her 12th year working at Butterfield Elementary. As a reading specialist, she works with students in kindergarten through sixth grade who are below grade level in literacy skills. She oversees reading assessments and provides coaching, literacy resources and mentorship for teachers. Ms. Cordova attended the University of Arizona for her undergraduate degree and received a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University. 

“The impact Ms. Cordova continues to make on this campus, even in a roller coaster year like 2020-2021, is remarkable.  She is a positive school-wide influence for our students, staff and families, and one of the best teachers I have ever worked with,” said Mr. Bayne. 

As a finalist, Ms. Cordova received $200. Congratulations!