Scottsdale Educator Honored as Fulton Homes ‘Teacher of the Week’

Erik Hedrick Receives Award for His Infectious Enthusiasm for Education and Positive Influence on His Students

Erik Hedrick of Pima Elementary in Scottsdale has been selected as this week’s Fulton Homes “Teacher of the Week” award recipient for his unbelievable involvement throughout the school.  Hedrick has been honored for being a great role model on the Ben and Matt Show on KNIX on Friday, May 6.

Students across the Valley have been recognizing the teacher that’s made a difference in their lives with the 11th Annual Fulton Homes Teacher of the Week program, run in partnership with KNIX Country Radio. The popular program, which serves to honor outstanding educators, is now running through the school year, ending in May of 2011.

Fulton Homes has recognized Erick Hedrick for the amount of care he puts into his art of teaching. Hedrick is a fifth grade teacher at Pima Elementary and all around the school the students are well aware of how lucky they are to have Hedrick as a mentor and teacher. Hedrick was nominated by Alana Volding, a mother of one of his students, who has nothing but glowing things to say about Hedrick.

“He gives, and gives and gives,” said Volding “I would like him to be recognized for all he provides to his students and for all he gives to the Pima elementary school. He truly is a special and wonderful Teacher. We are very fortunate that he chose Pima elementary school to teach at.”

It is remarks like this that truly show how much appreciation there is for Hedrick at Pima Elementary. On top of being a beloved teacher, Hedrick is actively involved in activities around the school. Every year during the annual Family Fun Bingo Night, Hedrick is the host of the evening. The involvement does not stop here. Hedrick is involved with nearly everything going on at the school. During the school’s Ice Cream Social, Hedrick takes on his alter ego as guitar player and singer.

“The enthusiasm and involvement Erik Hedrick displays at Pima Elementary is extraordinary, and it’s this type of amazing dedication that positively impacts the lives of students and makes a difference here in our community,” remarked Fulton Homes CEO Douglas Fulton. “His involvement shows great leadership and we are pleased to honor him as this week’s outstanding educator.”

Fulton Homes invited students and peers across the Valley to recognize those teachers who make a difference in other’s lives with the 11th Annual Fulton Homes Teacher of the Week program, in partnership with KNIX Country Radio. The popular program, which serves to honor outstanding educators, continues throughout the school year, ending in May of 2011.

Teachers nominated will be entered for a chance to win a prize package that includes $300 in cash plus prizes from Fulton Homes and the Dairy Council of Arizona. The winning teacher will be surprised and presented the award by KNIX radio personality, Carolyn Coffey. Recipients of the award will also be spotlighted on the KNIX Morning Show with Ben and Matt, where they will receive special recognition on their Friday show between 6:20 – 7:20 a.m.

At the end of the school year, on May 24, the 34 winning teachers will be honored at a special luncheon, where one outstanding teacher will be chosen as the Fulton Homes “Teacher of the Year.”  Winners are chosen based on their commitment to education, career achievements and impact on students’ lives.

For more information about Fulton Homes Teacher of the Week, visit and click on the Fulton Foundation link, or visit, keyword “Teacher.”

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