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3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast


Oct 28, 2021

Get to know Arizona Teacher of the Year Nancy Parra-Quinlan, NBCT, in this week’s 3Ps in a Pod!

Hosts Angelia and Donnie welcome Nancy Parra-Quinlan to the podcast to share about her teacher career, her experience since being named Arizona Teacher of the Year, and what she envisions for the next year in that role.

Parra-Quinlan works at Kino Junior High School in Mesa Public Schools. A career and technical education teacher at Kino, she began a STEM program that has become incredibly popular in the school and revitalized an aerospace summer program that has also grown into a popular offering. She talks with Angelia and Donnie about both of those programs and about the power National Board Certification has had on her teaching. Parra-Quinlan also shares her advice for all teachers as they navigate the continuing complexities of teaching amidst an ongoing pandemic.

Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.