Wells Fargo is honoring Arizona’s Teacher of the Year on its ATMs across the state. For the month of September most of Wells Fargo’s 541 ATMs in Arizona will feature a screen congratulating 2013 Teacher of the Year, Nancie Lindblom. Wells Fargo’s ATM customers will see a picture of Lindblom and some details about her teaching achievements.
“Teachers are the backbone of our community and we believe it’s important to celebrate the great teachers who encourage, support and inspire great achievements from their students,” said Pam Conboy, lead regional president for Wells Fargo in Arizona. “We congratulate Nancie Lindblom and thank all of our Arizona teachers for their service. Our entire community benefits from their work, and we want to show our appreciation by honoring one of Arizona’s best.”
Lindblom teaches 11th and 12th grade American History and Government at Skyline High School in Mesa. She has been an educator for 18 years. Lindblom earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education from Northern Arizona University. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in American History and Government from Ashland University and will graduate in May 2014.
Junior Achievement of Arizona (JAAZ) and Microsoft announced a new collaboration as part of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative to help local students explore careers in the technology hardware and software industries.
Through Microsoft YouthSpark, students from GateWay Early College High School, Girls Leadership Academy, Mesa High School and Skyline High School participated in the JA Job Shadow program, including teacher-led classroom instruction around key work-readiness skills such as leadership, teamwork and how to conduct a successful job search. The students visited a Microsoft Retail Store for a day-long mentoring experience giving them a first-hand glimpse into the world of work and the opportunity to apply their classroom learning.
“We are thrilled to partner with Microsoft to help students develop and enhance skills needed for future career pursuits,” said Joyce Richards, president of JAAZ. “Through JA Job Shadow, students will learn resume writing, job interviewing and decision making, to help position them for success in the workforce.”
Students in the Phoenix-metro area join youth in 49 other communities across the United States to participate in the effort.