Teacher Appreciation Award Program

Nominate Your Teacher for An Appreciation Award!
Posted on 01/08/2018

Teacher in an elementary classroomRio Rancho Public Schools and the law firm of Sanchez & Pinon are excited to begin accepting submissions for the 2017-18 Teacher Appreciation Program!

Each month beginning on the first day of the month we will accept nominations for Teachers of the Month as listed below (Each month's winners, once announced, are listed next to the school name):  

  • October 2017: Ernest Stapleton Elementary (Karen Curley), Mountain View Middle School (Karin Beech-Pond), Rio Rancho Cyber Academy (Patty Wormington)
  • November 2017:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary (Katilin Kleist), Vista Grande Elementary (Susie Knox), Lincoln Middle School (Ashley Gomez), Rio Rancho High School (to be announced)
  • January 2018: Shining Stars Preschool, Cielo Azul Elementary, Maggie Cordova Elementary, Puesta del Sol Elementary, Eagle Ridge Middle School, Rio Rancho Middle School
  • February 2018Colinas del Norte Elementary, Rio Rancho Elementary, Cleveland High School
  • March 2018: Enchanted Hills Elementary School, Sandia Vista Elementary School, Independence High School
Please click here to submit a name for consideration! 

Your nomination will be evaluated only if EACH QUESTION IS ANSWERED! Please don’t leave any questions blank or your nomination will not be reviewed. 

A winner for each school is selected by the program sponsors working with a committee of school and district leaders.  Each teacher selected is surprised with a plaque and prize and is invited to attend a special district-wide end-of-year celebration honoring all of the teachers of the month for that year.  

A big THANK YOU to our sponsors of this program—the law firm of Sanchez and Pinon, Rio Rancho's Injury Attorneys.