Richelle Lewis Named 2016 Teacher of the Year

We are proud to announce that one of our 3rd Grade teachers at our Queen Creek Elementary Campus, Richelle Lewis, was recently announced as the 2016 Charter Teacher Leader of the Year.

Richelle understands and embraces that all students learn differently, and tailors her lessons to each child to ensure all students make growth in her classroom. But Richelle says student success can't be contributed only to her teaching. She has a team of 27 leaders helping: the students themselves. In addition to outstanding academic results, Richelle's support of students goes beyond the classroom. Even though she is a busy mom, Richelle takes the time to attend important life events, sports games or recitals of her students outside of the school day. She is truly invested in the whole child, and works daily to ensure her students feel loved, supported and motivated to achieve in school and in life.

The Arizona Charter Schools Association is pleased to honor exemplary educators with their 2016 Charter Awards, which annually recognizes the top charter teacher, leader, business manager and school in Arizona. The award winners highlight some of the best of what Arizona's charter movement has to offer.

"I'm thrilled to recognize these outstanding recipients of the 2016 Charter Awards, which honor the very best of Arizona's public charter schools," said Eileen B. Sigmund, President and CEO of the Arizona Charter Schools Association. "What these winners have in common is their innovative approach to education and committed focus to the success of their students." Winners and finalists will be honored at a ceremony on November 2 at the Hotel Palomar. Find out more at