Excellence in Education

Recognizing the outstanding, dedicated educators in our Tempe community.

The cornerstone of the Tempe Diablos community outreach is our commitment to enhance youth education in the Tempe area school districts.

Since 2010, these programs have culminated every spring with the highly anticipated black tie awards banquet, held at the Tempe Center for the Arts and featuring celebrity emcees and high profile guest speakers.

The Excellence in Education event is the only of its kind in the valley.  Teachers have called it “The Academy Awards for Teachers” because of the red carpet entry, the Diablos in their tuxes and the awards.  It’s a spectacular night honoring outstanding educators serving the Tempe community and it’s the Diablos mission in action. 

Nominations start every December for teachers who demonstrate excellence in these seven categories:

  • Class Act

  • High Impact

  • Inspiration

  • Leadership

  • Lifetime Achievement

  • Rising Star

  • Teacher of the Year

Congrats to all 2018 Excellence in Education Award Winners

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