Martha Ramirez, Creighton Elementary

(Source:3TV) (Source:3TV)

PHOENIX --- Javier Soto was at it again when he surprised Mrs. Ramirez, a Kindergarten teacher at Creighton Elementary, with 3TV's Silver Apple award.

Each year 8 teacher are honored for their excellence in education with this great award and are given $500 for use in their classroom. Mrs. Ramirez was nominated by two previous students, now 3rd graders, Rosa and Evelyn. Rosa says that Mrs. Ramirez "taught me things that I did not know and was helpful to us". Evelyn writes that she is "special because she taught me how to read, write, add and subtract."

It is a unique day when two students nominate the same teacher and that is why Mrs. Ramirez was selected as one of this year's Silver Apple award recipients.

Congratulations to Mrs. Ramirez for her excellence in education and thank you for making a difference in the lives of Arizona's future leaders.