Phoenix teacher Maria Henry wins prestigious award

PHOENIX - A Valley teacher is being honored with a prestigious award for her service and dedication.

Maria Henry received the 2013 Rodel Teacher Foundation award on Tuesday.

She is a special education teacher at Justine Spitalny Elementary School.

The school's principal says In the past five years, Henry has helped her students raise their test scores considerably.

The school held a small celebration to recognize her award.

Henry will also receive a savings bond and a plaque for her achievement.

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