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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012 12:00 pm

Mountain Pointe High School drama teacher Kim Bonagofski can now make her own curtain call after being named Fulton Homes’ Teacher of the Week.’ Bonagofski teaches basic and upper-level drama classes as well as stage craft and film studies classes. Bonagofski, a wife and mother of two, was nominated for the honor by student Brianna Manheim.

For the 13th consecutive year the Fulton Homes “Teacher of the Week” showcases teachers who inspire their students. Both students and parents can nominate their favorite educator each week for that teacher’s chance to win a prize package of $300 from Fulton Homes and the Dairy Council of Arizona. Students and parents can nominate their favorite teacher each week by visiting, and submitting a brief form describing why their teacher deserves the title.

Bonagofski serves on the Arizona State Board for the International Thespian Society, and introduced Mountain Pointe to the organization to expand the students’ experience. Because of Bonagofski’s efforts, Mountain Pointe is the only school in the state to have an LED light lab and students trained in its use.

In May 2013, a “Teacher of the Year” will be chosen from the list of weekly winners, and will be presented with a $1,000 check at a ceremony honoring all the weekly winners.


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