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Rio Arriba County Excellence in Teaching Award

Centerra - Los Alamos, the Laboratory Proforce contractor, in partnership with the LANL Foundation, created the Rio Arriba County Excellence in Teaching Award to honor teachers and bring encouragement and support to the education profession in Rio Arriba County.

Centerra – Los Alamos is proud to partner with the LANL Foundation in creating an Excellence in Teaching Award. Outside of the family, teachers have the greatest impact on our next generation of citizens, which will lead this great Nation through its future challenges. Teachers do not receive enough recognition for their contributions. It is our honor to recognize just a few of the many outstanding teachers in our local communities.

— Ted Spain, Centerra-Los Alamos General Manager

The Excellence in Teaching Award is given to seven teachers and includes a $1000 prize and engraved.

2016 Award Winners

  • Elias Allison, 2nd Grade Teacher at ETS Fairview Elementary School
  • Javier Arellano, 4th–6th Grade Math & Science Teacher at Ojo Caliente Elementary School
  • Yvette Bakken, 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher at Carlos Vigil Middle School
  • Lisa Bradley, 3rd Grade Teacher at Dulce Elementary School
  • Belva Eversgerd, 5th Grade Teacher at Dulce Elementary School
  • Crystal Gallegos, 9th–12th English Teacher at Coronado Middle & High School
  • Jeanette Martinez, 6th Grade Teacher at ETS Fairview Elementary School

How to Nominate a Teacher