SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A woman who teaches third-graders from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is the first Native American to be named Arizona Education Foundation’s teacher of the year.
Lynette Stant teaches at Salt River Elementary, a Bureau of Indian Education school located in the community near Scottsdale.
Stant’s recognition as Arizona’s top teacher was announced Thursday. A member of the Navajo Nation, she’s the first Native American to receive the recognition in the award’s 37- year history . . .