The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. announced Tori Randich of Carl Hayden High School as the September 2019 recipient of the “B&C Star Teacher Award.”  Randich is an English teacher who has been in the teaching profession for 15 years, the last 5 at Carl Hayden.  She was awarded a check for $500 with the funds being used for a student field trip to see Shakespeare’s Macbeth. 

Randich was nominated by former student Chelsea Celaya who wrote in part, “Mrs. Randich was my English teacher my senior year. She always pushed my classmates and I to be creative and to get out of our comfort zone. She introduced us to well written books such as The Handmaid’s Tale and Fahrenheit 451.  She showed me that there is more to this world then the little neighborhood I live in. She inspired me to travel the world and continue learning. Mrs. Randich is worthy of this award and much more.”  The award was presented by B&C partner and family law attorney Tonya MacBeth. Carl Hayden Principal Julio Rubio also attended the presentation. 

A Valley teacher will be chosen each month to receive $500 through a nominating process on the firm’s website Nominations will be accepted from students, former students and parents who wish to honor and thank a teacher who has had a great impact on their life. Many teachers spend their own money to augment the costs of classroom supplies, field trips and other non-covered costs that arise throughout the school year.  B&C hopes to alleviate that burden for one deserving teacher each month.

Nominations are open to all teachers in K-12 who teach in Maricopa County. Winners will be notified and then presented a check at their school by a member of Burch & Cracchiolo.   Photos and/or video will be taken to post on the firm website and social media.  To nominate go to,click on the “Nominate a B&C Star Teacher” button and tell us why you think your teacher deserves the B&C Star Teachers Award..