STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Former teacher and current state legislator Rep. Lynne Pancrazi, D-Yuma (District 24), accepted an award Saturday from a group of teachers for her work to promote good education policy in Arizona.
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Key Women Educators-Omicron State Arizona named Pancrazi their 2012 “Friend of Education.” The organization, founded in 1929, is a professional honorary society for women educators. It promotes excellence in education and professional development.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the education community,” Pancrazi said. “As a former teacher, education has always been a priority for me and it is something I focus on at the legislature. We’ve got to draw the line at any further cuts to our schools."
Pancrazi served as a teacher for 28 years in the Yuma Elementary School District. She is a former president of the Yuma Elementary Education Association and a member of the National Education Association.
“What should matter most is our children’s education and preparing them for the future,” Pancrazi said. “This is the main reason I became a representative, and I will continue to advocate for an improved quality of education in our state. Arizona kids need to be able to attend schools that will help them prepare for the future.”