Three Tucson teachers were recognized for their exceptional teaching skills by Raytheon. 

Jessica Howell of Hendricks Elementary in the Flowing Wells district, Lauren Marlatt of Coronado K-8 in Amphitheater and Steven Uyeda of Sunnyside High in Sunnyside were named the 2017 Raytheon Leaders in Education. 

The award was established to honor K-12 teachers in Pima County who demonstrate excellence in teaching, leadership and support for their peers. 

The three teachers were selected from more than 50 individual applications. Each winner will receive $2,500. Their schools would also each receive $2,500.

As part of the award, the winning teachers will also meet with business and political leaders to talk about classroom successes and advocate for education advancement.

Education notes are compiled by Star reporter Yoohyun Jung. Contact Yoohyun at 573-4243 or yjung@tucson.com. On Twitter: @yoohyun_jung