Mesa’s Own Maria Barker, AEF Ambassador of Excellence

Recently, Maria Barker, NBCT, an early childhood special education teacher at Red Mountain Center for Early Education, was named an Ambassador of Excellence by the Arizona Educational Foundation. This means that she is one of the top 5 finalists for the Arizona State Teacher of the Year.   At the core of our network is the…… Continue reading Mesa’s Own Maria Barker, AEF Ambassador of Excellence

Marshmallows & Seinfeld

At the beginning of each school year there are certain things we all do. We update calendars, plan lessons, set up classrooms, pin more things than one person could possibly complete in a lifetime, etcetera…etcetera…etcetera.  And if you’re like me, you also spend time thinking about your students from the previous year, with thoughts usually centered…… Continue reading Marshmallows & Seinfeld