Mitch felt that having a mentor and some resources to get his classroom ready for his students would have made his first year teaching more beneficial for his students and strengthen his own professional development. In his honor, a committee of Mitch's colleagues and friends will review requests from 1st year teachers to help them set-up their classrooms.
Beginning in the summer of 2019, first year teachers will be welcome to submit a written request to ask for up to $500 to launch their teaching careers. His family will send information regarding the award and the application process to each school district in the state of New Mexico. The recipients will be listed on this website along with a photo(s) of their classrooms to serve as an inspiration to other first year teachers.
Please send the following items to Deanna Sanchez-Mulcahy at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1, 2020.
As Mitch would say, "Teachers Rock!"