The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. announced that Sarah Nenaber of Navarrete Elementary School in Chandler as the November 2019 recipient of the “B&C Star Teachers Award.”  Nenaber is a 2nd-grade teacher who has been in the teaching profession for 11 years, all of it at Navarrete.  She was awarded a check for $500 to use for additional books for her classroom library and STEM curriculum needs, and a certificate of recognition.

Nenaber was nominated by Cassie Itsell who wrote, in part, “Sarah is an incredible teacher who constantly gives everything she has to ensure the happiness and success of others. She is a great listener, mentor, and writer. Sarah is someone with a kind heart who consistently encourages her students and colleagues to reach their true potential. When confronted with a challenge she keeps a positive attitude and looks at it is an opportunity to learn and become an even better teacher.

The award was presented by B&C family law attorney Susan Dana-Kobey.

A Valley teacher is 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..