"The EdRising Chapter in Yuma County, through Yuma Union High School District and the Southwest Technical Education District of Yuma (STEDY), is collecting new and gently used books. Please support our students by donating your books today. Not only will you be helping to promote literacy, but you will be helping to support the future teachers of tomorrow. To learn how to donate, please contact STEDY Superintendent, Mr. Kevin Imes at email@example.com. - Thank you"
The Southwest Technical Education District of Yuma (STEDY) extends it's "CONGRATULATIONS" to all of the Arizona Rural Schools County Teacher's of the Year and the Arizona Rural Schools Teacher of the Year, Rudy Basaldua.
Arizona Rural Schools Association County Teacher's of the Year and Arizona Teacher of the Year:
(Pictured from left to right) Kristin Karlen (La Paz County) , Duane Yazzie (Apache County), Vanessa Alegria-Rivas (Santa Cruz County), Barbara Verkaik (Yuma County), Julie Baker (Greenlee County), Andrew Fiala (Gila County), Rudy Basaldua (Maricopa County and Arizona Rural Schools Teacher of the Year), Megan Courtney (Coconino County), Ashley Scorse (Graham County), Michael Eilertsen (Navajo County), Tania Gray (Mohave County), Brenda Kilmurray (Cochise County), Pradip C. Mirsa (Yavapai County). Not pictured: Katie Nicholas (Pima County).
Mrs. Verkaik says, "I try to impart the importance of mathematics to my students; whether we are taking notes, using student collaboration or hands-on learning; I want my students to learn at the best of their ability, and to know I am there to help them understand"