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Tucson teacher named 2018 Arizona ELL Teacher of the Year


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Ms. Miriam Romero, Left, From Carrillo K-5 Magnet School Has Been Named The 2018 Arizona English Language Learner Teacher Of The Year. Photo Courtesy Of Tucson Unified School District

For the first time, a teacher from the Tucson Unified School District has received the 2018 Arizona English Language Learner Teacher of the Year.

We are proud to announce that Ms. Miriam Romero from Carrillo K-5 Magnet School has been selected among thousands of teachers across the state.

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Ms. Miriam Romero from Carrillo K-5 Magnet School has been selected among thousands of teachers across the state. Photo courtesy Tucson Unified School District

Ms. Romero was surprised with the award during a school assembly where students and colleagues celebrated her and this well-deserved recognition.

Superintendent of Public Instruction, Diane Douglas, made the announcement of this great state honor.

Tucson Unified School District Superintendent, Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, and Patricia Sandoval-Taylor, Language Acquisition Interim Director, were present at the event.

“TUSD has never had a state winner and we are more than excited to share the news,” Sandoval-Taylor said.

Ms. Romero will also be honored among EL teachers from across the state at the State OELAS conference in December.

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Miriam Romero was surprised with the award during a school assembly where students and colleagues celebrated her and this well-deserved recognition. Photo courtesy Tucson Unified School District