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Nominate a Teacher

The Deer Valley Education Foundation's Teacher of the Year and Rookie 1st Year Teacher of the Year Programs are designed to celebrate and honor the contributions of Deer Valley School District's teachers - we want to celebrate and spotlight those exceptionally skilled and dedicated teachers who have gained the respect and admiration of students, parents, and co-workers and who have the superior ability to help students achieve.

Our District is blessed with many, many teachers who possess all these qualities. Please honor these teachers by nominating them for Teacher of the Year or Rookie of the Year!

Teachers and Rookie 1st Year teachers who are selected as a DVEF Teacher or Rookie of the Year are honored at a very special ceremony and receive a cash award.

FOR TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Candidates must HAVE COMPLETED their 4th year of teaching in the Deer Valley Unified School District by the end of May 2021 in order to be considered for Teacher of the Year.

 Teacher of the Year Nomination Form


FOR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Candidates must be in their 1st year of teaching in order to be considered for Rookie of the Year.

 Rookie of the Year Nomination Form


Nominations need to be returned to Marie Brennan, DVEF, District Office, or e-mailed to by 4PM on April 23rd, 2021. The nomination form is attached. Forms will also be posted on the DVEF web site at

Please don't hesitate to call with any questions you may have and we look forward to receiving many nominations!



Marie Brennan
Executive Director

20402 N. 15th Ave | PhoenixAZ 85027
Office: 623-445-5012 Cell: 623-521-2110
Fax: 623-445-5087