Sheryl Anderson, a government teacher for Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction, has been named Teacher of the Year by the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Anderson was one of many outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations that were recognized at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet hosted by Roadhaven Golf & Tennis Resort in Apache Junction on Thursday, June 27.

Ms. Anderson is a government teacher who has been with Apache Junction Unified School District for 11 years. Her colleagues describe her as a team player who shows pride in her school, has a positive impact on her students and is always looking for new ways to improve her teaching. She goes above and beyond for the staff and students and shows compassion and caring for all who know her.

“I’ve often said that a secondary teacher has to be half missionary and half stand-up comedian,” said Ms. Anderson. “Teaching the young people of Apache Junction has been the most rewarding job I’ve ever done.”

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