Making The Grade

KYMA News 11 congratulates Joena Ezroj who teaches at Cesar Chavez Elementary School for being selected as the Teacher of the Year at the 25th Annual Yuma County Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony on April 24, 2012. Ezroj and the other finalists are pictured below. The annual event is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Yuma and the Education Foundation of Yuma County.

Intermediate 4-6th Grades:

Jose Amador/Gadsden Elementary

Barbara Hernandez/Roosevelt Elementary

Ann Jahnke/Rolle Elementary

High School:

Wendy Adams/Vista Alternative High School

Sarah Dyer/Gila Ridge High School

Ian McDougall/San Luis High School

K-6th Special Area:

Sarah Bails/Ronald Reagan Elementary

Joena Ezroj/Cesar Chavez Elementary

Samantha Horoff/Desert Sonora Elementary


Amy Castel'Branco/Alice Byrne Elementary

Elsie Jorajuria/Mohawk Valley School

Marcella Reardon/McGraw Elementary

Junior High/Middle School:

Ron Johnson/Pete Woodard Junior High

Shonti Land/Castle Dome Middle School

Judith Toensing/Woodard High School


Francisco 'Taco' Aguilar/Arizona Western College (Associate Faculty)

Steven P. Lund/Arizona Western College (Full Time Faculty)

Bill Pederson/Northern Arizona University Yuma Branch Campus