English Teacher Karen Napoli Runner up for the Arizona Teacher of Excellence Award

Posted by Community Relations on 11/12/2014

Betty Fairfax English teacher Karen Napoli was runner up for the Arizona English Teaches Association Secondary English Educator of the Year Award, the most prestigious award an English teacher can receive in the state. Napoli, who teaches International Baccalaureate (IB English 7-8) was honored at the association’s annual English Teachers’ Conference at ASU Polytechnic Campus September 27. Arizona English Teachers Association honors Arizona teachers who consistently demonstrate the highest ideals of their profession. A nominee consistently demonstrates a deep knowledge of students’ needs, implements effective curriculum, and functions as a leader/collaborator at his or her school site. Napoli has been at Fairfax since 2010, and is close to completing her dissertation in Renaissance Studies.