AJ Mitchell teacher Edith Sarmiento honored

Mitchell Elementary teacher Edith Sarmiento honored
Posted on 04/11/2018
Edith Sarmiento

Edith Sarmiento has a long history with Nogales Unified School District, starting when she was a student and now as a third grade teacher at A.J. Mitchell Elementary School for the past seven years at the same school where she was once a student.

            Sarmiento’s dedication and commitment to her students, fellow educators, and parents has not gone unnoticed, said Supt. Fernando Parra during the governing board meeting of April 9, 2018 where Sarmiento received recognition for her outstanding work.

            In fact, Sarmiento’s students scored the highest on the AzMerit testing last year in English Language Arts and tied for the highest in math at her school.  

            Sarmiento’s journey to being a highly proficient educator was not typical of many. She actually began working for NUSD right after high school as a classified employee, but went on to earn a bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona and then a master’s from Grand Canyon University after graduating from Pierson Vocational High School.

            Principal Michelle Shuman said Sarmiento is a role model who has taken on leadership roles on campus. Sarmiento thanked the district and school administration for her recognition and expressed how pleased she was to be working at Mitchell.