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Choral Teacher Wins Heart of Education Award After Being Nominated Every Year Since 2017

The teaching philosophy of choral teacher Kim Ritzer is simple: when words fail, music speaks..
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Heart of Education Award Reaffirms Teacher’s Commitment

Corwyn Evans-Klock, or Mr. EK as his students call him, is still in shock that he was awarded a Heart of Education Award earlier this year. “The fact that my student nominated me and that if they hadn’t, I would never have even been able to apply still brings tears to my eyes as I think about it now,” he exclaims, adding, “tears of joy!”
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Heart of Education Award Winner Donates Part of Cash Gift to Buy Classroom Supplies

Rogelio Caballero wasn't planning on attending The Smith Center’s seventh-annual Heart of Education Awards event in April, because he was still experiencing COVID-19 anxiety. It’s a good thing he changed his mind.
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Elementary School Teacher Honored for Helping Young Students Cope with Pandemic Challenges

A teacher at Judith Steele Elementary School, Bedocs spent her off months during the summer of 2021 prepping for more than just teaching. She also prepared to serve as a counselor, for when the new school year started in a world still very much struggling with pandemic issues.
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Physics Teacher Honored For Real-Life Applications Encouraging Students’ Curiosity

Green Valley High School physics teacher Scott Panik has won numerous accolades for teaching, including being named 2005 Nevada Teacher of the Year and receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics/Science Teaching in 2007. But winning a Heart of Education Award from The Smith Center in April was different.
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The Smith Center Opens Nominations For Eighth-Annual Heart Of Education Awards

Anyone can nominate a CCSD teacher for a Heart of Education Award through January 13, 2023. Hundreds of finalists will be recognized at a red-carpet event at The Smith Center, with the top 20 teachers each receiving a $5,000 cash award and a $1,000 donation to their school.
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