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Sims Honored for Earning Teacher Appreciation Scholarship

Becki Sims Becki Sims, Ridgeview Elementary School fourth grade teacher, describes the moment she found out she had earned a University of Phoenix teacher appreciation scholarship during “Fantastic 49” recognition April 9, ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting in District 49.

Sims received one of 20 full-tuition scholarships awarded by the university to teachers who demonstrate a strong desire to advance their career and impact their community.

While working in business administration, she started volunteering in schools. The experiences motivated her to pursue a new direction in teaching.

With a master of arts in education, adult education and training, she wants to help other teachers meet their classroom goals while offering ideas for new teaching strategies.
Dustin Senger