Fulton Homes Honors Phoenix Educator as "Teacher of the Week"

Mountain Pointe High School's Patti Duncan Receives Education Award

Patti Duncan's commitment to her students and positive interaction with her coworkers has made her this week's Fulton Homes "Teacher of the Week." Whether she is helping the yearbook staff, or teaching senior English, those around her say Duncan always inspires her students to succeed.

Student Kayleigh Hooten nominated Duncan because of how much she says Duncan has helped her in the past three years at Mountain Pointe High School in Ahwatukee. Hooten said it is Duncan's amazing chemistry with her students that helps her excel at her job.

"She gives up a large chunk of her life to teach her students. To do that, one must be dedicated and fully committed to anything that comes their way," Hooten said. "Mrs. Duncan is more than dedicated, more than committed, and that dedication and commitment should earn her this award."

"Patti Duncan has a passion for teaching and a constant pulse on the well-being of her students. That helps them grow both in and out of the classroom," Douglas Fulton, CEO of Fulton Homes, said. "The reason the 'Teacher of the Week' program exists is because of teachers like Duncan that help students achieve their goals and make them better people."

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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