Outstanding Teacher, Mr. Jeff Gudenkauf
NUSD Outstanding Teachers
Nogales Unified School District Superintendent Fernando Parra began a new tradition at the governing board meeting Jan. 30, 2017 by recognizing an outstanding teacher. The first educator to be honored was Jeff Gudenkauf, a social studies teacher at Desert Shadows Middle School. Gudenkauf, who is a Nogales High School graduate, has worked at DSMS for six years and is the Student Council advisor. Gudenkauf said that from his first days teaching, his goal was “to make learning come alive, make it real.”
“Mr. Gudenkauf was my first choice based on how he engages students, how he motivates them to want to learn, and how he teaches beyond the standards,” Supt. Parra said.
Parra added that there are many teachers in the district who deserve to be honored and he will bring 10 of them forward before the end of the school year.