Outstanding Educator Award Program

Say Thanks to an Educator Who Makes a Difference!
Posted on 09/20/2018

Drawing of students in classroomNominate your teacher or a staff member here!  

The Outstanding Educator Program is a partnership between Rio Rancho Public Schools and the law firm of Sanchez & Piñon.  In the past, students, parents, and colleagues have submitted hundreds of nominations, each telling a story of the difference a talented educator has made in a child's life.  We provide every nominated teacher/staff member with a copy of their nomination(s). One teacher is selected from each school each year as an Outstanding Educator Award recipient. 

Check the schedule below to find out what month nominations are being accepted at your student's school!

  • October:  Ernest Stapleton Elementary, Eagle Ridge Middle School, Rio Rancho Middle School, Rio Rancho High School
  • November:  Sandia Vista Elementary, Vista Grande Elementary, Mountain View Middle School
  • December:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary, Rio Rancho Elementary, Rio Rancho Cyber Academy
  • January:  Cielo Azul Elementary, Colinas del Norte Elementary, Cleveland High School 
  • February: Shining Stars Preschool, Enchanted Hills Elementary, Independence High School
  • March:  Maggie Cordova Elementary, Puesta del Sol Elementary, Lincoln Middle School

The winners for each school are selected by the program sponsors aided by a committee of school and district leaders.  Each teacher selected is surprised with a plaque and prize and is invited to attend a special district-wide end-of-year celebration honoring all of the appreciation award winners for that year.   

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 A big THANK YOU to our sponsors of this program—the law firm of Sanchez and Piñon, Rio Rancho's Injury Attorneys.