Fulton Homes Recognizes Glendale Educator as 'Teacher of the Week'


Tamara Boylan Prepares Personalized Lesson Plans For Gifted Students

Tamara Boylan - Teacher of the Week
Parents say this week's Fulton Homes 'Teacher of the Week' recipient takes on a challenge each day, teaching intellectually gifted six and seven year olds. The Copperwood Elementary teacher helps her students surpass expectations in reading and math, by creating customized lesson plans for each student based on their needs.

Tamara Boylan is part of the Copperwood Center for Differentiated Instruction (CCDI) program. It provides students with advanced intellectual, academic, and/or creative capabilities, the chance to dynamically interact with a team of specialists and peers. Parents say Tamara Boylan plans a rigorous, motivated and cultured environment, to help students reach their ultimate levels of learning.

Boylan's achievements with the CCDI program and her students was acknowledged by Pamela Marshall, a mother whose daughter's reading skills she says were greatly improved by Boylan's attentiveness and commitment. "To be able to teach a class to so many different levels of students is incredibly difficult. Each lesson needs to be engaging, stimulating and educational, but not leave any student behind," Marshall said.

Marshall added Boylan works tirelessly to develop original and innovative lessons for her class. Her creative economy lesson includes a hands-on project for the students to challenge each other on their own level. Boylan is teaching the students how to develop a business, produce products and market the business to sell.

"Fulton homes is proud to support an educator who motivates students and creates a powerful learning environment," Fulton Homes CEO Douglas Fulton said. "Tamara Boylan's efforts with her class show what a great leader and inspiration in a challenging program Copperwood Elementary is providing for its students."

Fulton Homes invites students and peers across the Valley to recognize those teachers who make a difference in other's lives with the 12th Annual Fulton Homes Teacher of the Week program, in partnership with KNIX Country Radio. The popular program, which serves to honor outstanding educators, continues throughout the school year, ending in June of 2012.

Teachers nominated will be entered for a chance to win a prize package that includes $300 in cash plus prizes from Fulton Homes and the Dairy Council of Arizona. The winning teacher will be surprised and presented the award by KNIX radio personality, Carolyn Coffey. Recipients of the award will also be spotlighted on the KNIX Morning Show with Ben and Matt, where they will receive special recognition on their Friday show between 6:20 - 7:20 a.m.

At the end of the school year, in June of 2012, the 34 winning teachers will be honored at a special luncheon, where one outstanding teacher will be chosen as the Fulton Homes "Teacher of the Year." Students can nominate their favorite teacher for Fulton Homes' Teacher of the Week by submitting a brief form at any Fulton Homes location or online at knixcountry.com. Winners are chosen based on their commitment to education, career achievements and impact on students' lives.

For more information about Fulton Homes Teacher of the Week, visit www.fultonhomes.com and click on the Fulton Foundation link, or visit knixcountry.com, keyword "Teacher."
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