Previous Honorees

Teacher of the Year

The Teacher of the Year (TOY) program highlights the contributions of Catalina Foothills’ teachers and has the support of the CFSD Foundation. Nominees are those who have gained the respect and admiration of students, parents and co-workers, and who inspire learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. They play an active and useful role in their communities as well as in their schools, distinguishing themselves as leaders.

2019-2020 Teachers of the Year

Julie Michel

Kathleen Cusack

2018-2019 Teachers of the Year

Xi (Lucy) Lin

Patricia Moore

2017-2018 Teachers of the Year

Kirsten Fulgham

Nicole Prickett

2016-2017 Teachers of the Year

Kathleen Bowman

Megan Kirts

2015-2016 Teachers of the Year

Charlotte Ackerman

Jennifer Dooley

2014-2015 Teachers of the Year

Julia Higgins

Cory Walavich

2013-2014 Teachers of the Year

Brian Bindschadler

Alyssa Keri

2012-2013 Teachers of the Year

Collin Flynn

Ed Moody

2011-2012 Teachers of the Year

Kris Green

Lindy Bowden

2010-2011 Teachers of the Year

Elizabeth Pagels

Pat Burrows

2009-2010 Teachers of the Year

Susie Speelman

Joe Day

2008-2009 Teachers of the Year

Renee Shane-Boyd

Caryl Jones

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The CFSD Foundation is a 501(c)3 that raises supplemental funds to attract, develop and retain excellent teachers in District 16.​​​