The Marana Unified School District Governing Board selected the district's 2012-13 Teacher and Support Staff of the Year awards at a May 9 meeting.
Tawni Holland of Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School was named Teacher of the Year. She provided after-school tutoring and served as Spelling Bee Coordinator and served as a mentor teacher for new hires.
Peggy Figueroa, a Marana High School child care aide, and Laurie Wright, School Leadership Office secretary, were Support Staff Employees of the Year. Figueroa cares for children of MUSD students, allowing them to attend school, while serving as a role model for the teen parents. Wright was praised for her organizational skills and quality customer service.