Christy Menard and Molly Danforth

Left to right: Christy Menard and Molly Danforth have been named finalists for Private School Teacher of the Year.

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Two Summit School of Ahwatukee teachers have the honor of being selected as finalists for the “Private School Teacher of the Year” awards from more than 200 nominations.

Christy Menard teaches high school algebra and geometry to Summit School of Ahwatukee middle school students. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 her algebra students scored in the top 10 percent on the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics state-wide algebra math competition, with four students in the top 10 state scores.

Molly Danforth loves teaching second grade, and with a master’s degree and close to 20 years of teaching experience her students are the beneficiaries. She also serves as Summit’s elementary math peer leader.

The final winners will be announced at a reception on Oct. 22 at the Goldwater Institute, 500 E. Coronado in Phoenix. AZCAPE is an affiliate of The Council for American Private Education, a coalition of national organizations and state affiliates serving private elementary and secondary schools.

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