A special teacher is an important and lasting influence in a child’s life. Teachers unlock the minds of our children and provide the essential foundation needed to become successful members of the community. Recognizing this important work, CPLC honors this group of “unsung heroes”.
The Esperanza Awards was created in 1998, and today remains the only awards program established specifically to honor Latino teachers throughout Arizona. Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) has a long history of recognizing Latino educators who inspire students to achieve their dreams, and these outstanding teachers are recognized by the CPLC Esperanza Awards.
This year’s honorees for the 16th Annual Esperanza Awards are Margarito Casillas of Andrada Polytechnic High School in Tucson, Jesús Arrizon of Southwest Junior High School in San Luis, Manuel Gaviña of Whittier Elementary School in Phoenix, and Erika Parra of Metro Tech High School in Phoenix.
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