Laveen Elementary School kindergarten teacher Karen Dunker was selected as this year’s Excellence in Education recipient. Only seven teachers from across the district receive this prestigious award each year. Ms. Dunker was selected for attaining high academic achievement for her students, providing exceptional service and leadership at Laveen, and making a positive difference outside of the classroom and in the community. District Superintendent Dr. Bill Johnson stopped by Ms. Dunker’s classroom to announce this award. She will be further honored at the October Governing Board meeting.