Teacher of the Year


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Saturday, October 16th, 2021

Madison Center for the Arts

UPDATE: Due to the current levels of COVID-19 in Arizona, AEF is limiting attendance at this event. Currently, the event is at capacity and reservations are not being accepted at this time.

Everyone's story includes a teacher.

Join the Arizona Educational Foundation and Desert Financial Credit Union as we lift up and celebrate Arizona public school teachers.


Join us on Saturday, October 16th, 2021at the Madison Center for the Arts!


Madison Center for the Arts

5601 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Attire is business fabulous.

Those attending the event in-person should be fully vaccinated and will be expected to wear a mask. For those not fully vaccinated or with underlying health concerns, we will provide a live stream of the awards ceremony and encourage you to attend remotely.

Admission & Sponsorships

about the awards.

The AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year Awards is an annual event celebrating the dedication

and hard work of Arizona's public school teachers. Ten outstanding teachers of the year, all

of whom have been nominated by colleagues, parents, or students, are honored. One teacher

will ultimately be chosen for a "year of recognition" as Arizona's candidate for National Teacher of the Year. The awards ceremony is a wonderful opportunity for businesses, community organizations, local leaders, school districts, and others who value teachers to join together

to show our appreciation and respect for Arizona public school educators.

admission & sponsorships

Sponsor the Awards
A variety of sponsorship levels are available. View the Sponsorship Brochure to make a selection.
Admission to Teacher of the Year
Due to COVID-19, AEF is limiting attendance at this event. At this time, individual seats are not available.

staff contact.

For more information or questions, please contact Kim Graham at