Exceptional Student Teacher Patricia Carillo Selected as an Arizona Cardinals MVP in the Classroom

Posted by Communications on 9/15/2016

Exceptional Student teacher Patricia Carillo was selected as an Arizona Cardinals MVP in the Classroom, presented by the University of Phoenix for the Cardinals-New England game, September 11, and received tickets, parking, pre-game sideline passes, a Cardinals jersey and a $500 gift card. Her selection was based on nominations the Cardinals received. Says one colleague of Ms. Carrillo. 

"Patricia treats her students like family, and has literally celebrated Thanksgiving with her students to give them a reason to come to school. I couldn't think of anyone else winning this award." 

Another Trevor Browne teacher, Jenita Harris is a Cardinals MVP in the Classroom for the September 18 game with Tampa Bay. This is Harris’s 24th year teaching English in the Phoenix Union High School District, and her 12th year at Trevor G. Browne.  Her former student, senior, Andrea Gonzalez, said, “I nominated Ms. Harris because she has helped me when I needed help. Some problems were personal, others were of school (and I still felt comfortable telling her).  I’ve had her as a teacher for two years, and although I don’t have her as my English teacher this year, I feel as if she’s still my teacher.” 

In addition to teaching English and AVID, Ms. Harris revitalized the African American Club and served as its sponsor for many years.  Ms. Harris remains a challenging force in her classroom, never settling for less from her students. She is interactive, engaged, and maintains a sense of humor with her students.

Nominations for Cardinals MVP’s in the Classroom can be made at the following link through December 1.