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2017 Alliance Teacher of the Year Awards

Congratulations to our Alliance Teacher of the Year and our finalists!


Alex Madueña - World History Teacher

Alliance Susan and Eric Smidt Technology High School 

His modern approach to teaching history includes using his students' experiences and knowledge about other subjects to inform their learning inside his classroom. He strives to educate his students to be global citizens who will be able to tackle 21st century problems while understanding their own history in the process. 





Kaitlyn Beck - English Teacher

Alliance Susan and Eric Smidt Technology High School

Ms. Beck teaches English and AP Language and is also the department chair. Her ability to earn the trust of her students allows her to get to know them individually, provide them with individualized instruction and create culturally relevant learning opportunities.



Kate McCabe-LeFever - Italian Teacher

Alliance Alice M. Baxter College-Ready High School

Ms. McCabe-LeFever teaches Italian at Baxter High School and is the world language department lead. She organized a student trip to Italy this past winter to immerse students in Italian culture and language and to show them that they are citizens of a larger world. Her belief that every student has the ability to learn and it is her job as their teacher to support them in that discovery, is a constant source of motivation for her.




Angela Lim - Science Teacher

Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 8

As a department chair and grade level lead teacher, Ms. Lim attributes her success to the remarkable team she works with. And as a founding teacher, Ms. Lim has left an indelible impact on the ACRMA 8 community.